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Fortissimo Capital Fund acquires Starhome

Private equity fund Fortissimo Capital has acquired international roaming solutions provider Starhome from Comverse Technology and other shareholders.

Starhome’s roaming management tools enable wireless operators to generate high-margin revenues from Starhome’s multi-network reach; offer seamless out-of-network subscriber services; collaborate with other wireless operators; gain intelligence about their customers; and maximise network efficiency.

Starhome’s products are used by more than 200 mobile operators worldwide, including by 20 of the 30 largest operators in the world. More than 50 per cent of global roaming traffic occurs through Starhome’s technology.

The company has 220 employees, including 180 employees in Israel.

Yuval Cohen, founding and managing partner of Fortissimo, says: "We are attracted to Starhome primarily due to its technological and market leadership. Our long term strategy includes investing in the further expansion of the product portfolio and increasing the customer base. Market dynamics, such as requirements arising from upgrading existing networks to 4G and LTE will further enhance the company’s growth."

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