MOBI Announces $35 Million Investment

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First external investment gives growth equity firm Bregal Sagemount a minority stake, positions MOBI for growth

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The problem MOBI solves is one that has not been traditionally addressed by a comprehensive software platform. MOBI is experiencing incredible growth and has established itself as a market leader in mobility management.

MOBI, a leading global technology platform that empowers enterprises to manage the complexities of connected device environments, today announced a $35 million investment from New York-based growth equity firm Bregal Sagemount. The raised funds will enable MOBI to capitalize on the hyper-growth of the industry, which analysts predict will reach $3.4 billion in revenue by 2016. As part of the investment, Bregal Sagemount’s founding partner, Daniel Kim, will join the Board.

MOBI plans to utilize this capital to expand its leadership position in technology, followed by investment in broader go-to-market strategies, including continued global expansion. The next evolution of MOBI technology will be focused on business intelligence and how the company’s platform can help enterprises leverage connected devices in new ways to deliver products and services.

“We believe our technology has a head-and-shoulders lead over our competitors as it relates to functionality, third-party systems integration and analytics,” said Scott Kraege, CEO and Co-Founder, MOBI. “Beyond software, MOBI is powered by more than 250 of the industry’s brightest mobility specialists. Extraordinary service, creative problem solving and project management lie at the heart of our identity as company. Now with this investment, we can grow even further to meet market demand.”

Mobility and connected devices are quickly changing the fundamental ways enterprises are executing business models. Mobile ecosystems have become an elaborately interconnected fabric of third-party software applications, network and service providers, and security solutions all running on an endless range of ever-changing devices.

This complexity is driving IT leaders to seek help. MOBI’s platform acts as an integration hub for a wide range of vendors and technologies that touch mobility. MOBI ultimately becomes the central hub from which IT can control, manage and analyze a holistic mobile environment.

“The problem MOBI solves is one that has not been traditionally addressed by a comprehensive software platform. MOBI is experiencing incredible growth and has established itself as a market leader in mobility management,” said Kim. “Their acceleration in new customer wins attests to the enormous pain their solution mitigates.”

In an effort to satisfy the needs of their enterprise clients, global IT and consulting companies have partnered with MOBI to offer MOBI’s software and services as part of their standard enterprise mobility offerings. Through a balanced go-to-market structure that includes channel partnerships and direct selling, MOBI has experienced tremendous growth including a 32 percent compound annual growth rate in recurring revenues since January 2012.

“Equally as important as the capital raise was the prospect of a strategic partnership with Bregal Sagemount. These are world-class business minds that will add immeasurable value to our strategic growth efforts,” said Michael Browning II, Chairman and Co-Founder, MOBI.

“We are excited to partner with Scott, Michael and the entire team at MOBI,” said Adam Fuller, Vice President, Bregal Sagemount. “They have built a world-class organization, and we are honored to work alongside such outstanding entrepreneurs with a strong track record of demonstrating consistent and profitable growth.”

About MOBI:

Founded in 2009, MOBI provides software and services to help companies manage mobility. MOBI’s cloud-based software centralizes the management of mobile devices by integrating with wireless carriers, EMMs, corporate IT systems, and third-party technology applications that touch a mobility environment. MOBI’s services help organizations deploy, secure, support, optimize, monitor, and decommission mobile devices. For more information:

About Bregal Sagemount:

Bregal Sagemount is a growth-focused private equity firm with $650 million in committed capital and one of several Bregal Investment funds that have invested more than $10B since 2002. Bregal Sagemount is focused on investing in and acquiring high growth companies across Financial Technology, Specialty Finance, Software and Technology Services, Information, Internet and Data Infrastructure, Consumer Services and Healthcare IT. Bregal Investments is part of COFRA Holding AG. For more information, please see http://www.sagemount.com.

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Finn Partners for MOBI
David Wendland
david.wendland(at)finnpartners.com
(312) 329-3918

BackBay Communications for Bregal Sagemount
Doug Allen
doug.allen(at)backbaycommunications.com
(646) 722-4270

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