by Robert Sakker
International growth has become an important ambition for the Pivotel team in recent years, which is why I’m very pleased to announce Pivotel’s double acquisition of two US-based mobile satellite solution businesses, MVS USA Inc. and Explorer Satellite Communications Inc.
This is a great achievement which will see our company scale across North America and open new markets in Latin America and Europe.
In the past two years we’ve acquired four international companies, with the two new businesses joining North American maritime solutions provider Global Marine Networks LLC, acquired in 2017, and Wellington, New Zealand based mobile satellite communications provider Wright Satellite Connections Limited, acquired in 2018.
These acquisitions are highly complementary to Pivotel’s existing operations and to each other, important factors in Pivotel’s broader growth strategy.
With a significant base of retail customers across the Americas, a strong network of reseller partners around the world, and a talented team of professionals, MVS not only provides an immediate revenue lift but also provides enormous potential to accelerate our organic growth.
Explorer Satellite Communications has a unique and strong presence in the American and international adventure market, with an established customer base and sales channel. Explorer has had amazing sales success despite its relatively small size, and we think they will do great things with the resources of Pivotel behind them and access to a stronger portfolio of products and services.
Pivotel has come a long way since Peter Bolger and myself founded the company in 2003 and it’s important to reflect, in times like these, on how Pivotel does business and the approach behind our successes. Pivotel’s innovation led, customer first strategy to running its business was credited as the catalyst for this deal.
We pride ourselves on an innovative approach to service delivery and investment in network and application services to improve the customer experience. It’s an exciting time to watch the proliferation of our business across international borders and further cement ourselves as a leading mobile satellite communication provider.
Our mission – to create ‘better connections, everywhere’ – transcends Australian borders to service the mobile communication needs of international organisations and individuals.
We will continue the search for likeminded businesses that bring in essentials skill sets and capabilities, access to new markets and an expanded pool of customers. In the telecommunications business, scale is always important.
Today, Pivotel Group has more than 250 dealers and partners across its Asia-Pacific and Americas operations and employs more than 125 staff spanning Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Europe and Indonesia. We are truly globalising the company alongside the 90,000 current services spread across its Australian, New Zealand, Indonesian and USA operations.