Gogo, Inc.

Gogo, Inc.

Gogo, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1991

Headquarters

1250 North Arlington Heights Road,Suite 500,Itasca, IL 60143

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

1,115

Industries

Wireless Telecommunications
IT Consulting & Services
Consumer Services
Other Transportation
Computer Software
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Internet Software & Services
Holding Companies

Company Description

Gogo, Inc. engages in the provision of in-flight broadband connectivity and wireless entertainment services. It operates through the following segments: Commercial Aviation North American (CA-NA); Commercial Aviation Rest of World (CA-ROW); and Business Aviation (BA). The CA-NA segment offers a broad range of connectivity and entertainment services to commercial airlines flying routes. The CA-ROW segment covers satellite-based connectivity and entertainment services to foreign-based commercial airlines and North American based commercial airlines when flying routes outside of North America. The BA segment comprises of a broad suite of in-flight Internet connectivity and other voice and data communications products and services under its Gogo Business Aviation brand to the business aviation market. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Executives & Employees

Director, President & Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer

Senior Vice President, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer

Senior Vice President, GM-Europe & Middle East Commercial Division

Regional President

Regional President, North America

President, Commercial Aviation

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Board of Directors

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Main Street Data Corp.

Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at Gogo, Inc.

Of Counsel at Shearman & Sterling LLP

Co-Founder at Bluewater Wireless LP

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Owners & Shareholders
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Mudrick Capital Management (MCM) specializes in event-driven investing. Their funds invest in securities MCM believes are trading at a significant discount to their intrinsic values, thus providing a potential margin of safety. The funds MCM's funds seek to maximize total return while seeking to preserve capital through investment in a portfolio of distressed debt and equity securities, focused predominantly on event-driven value investments. Investments may include: debt that trades at a discount to par because the market is discounting the ability of the issuer to repay the loan in whole; distressed and turnaround equities, post-reorganized equities, spin-offs, broken merger or acquisition deals; and activist situations, among others. Certain of the funds are set up to co-invest in only a specific subset of industries or opportunities.Generally, the funds generally invest long or short in both publicly traded equity and debt securities and obligations and private securities and obligations. The equity securities may include common and preferred equity or such other securities as the MCM may determine from time to time. The debt securities and obligations may include all types of debt securities and obligations, such as corporate bonds, debentures, notes, municipal bonds, equipment lease certificates, equipment trust certificates and, to the extent allowed by law, securities issued by troubled foreign issuers, including foreign governments. The private securities and obligations may include bank debt, trade claims of bankrupt companies and other privately traded securities and obligations.

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North Peak Capital Management LLC is an American private company located in New York, NY, with a presence in the United States, that provides investment advice. It was founded in 2015 by Jeremy Steven Kahan.

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Tenzing Global Management seeks to compound investors' capital significantly over the long term, with low correlation to the broader equity markets. The firm pursues this goal by acquiring for the fund a portfolio of equity and equity-related securities across all sectorsin the US and major international markets and by taking selective short positions in equity securities.

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Gogo, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Advisors & Consultants
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Former Chief Technology Officer & Executive Vice President-Engineering at Gogo, Inc.

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Former Vice President, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer at Gogo, Inc.

Clients

Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd. engages in the provision of domestic and international airline services. It operates through the following business segments: Virgin Australia Domestic, Virgin Australia International, Velocity, Tigerair Australia and Corporate & Eliminations. The Virgin Australia Domestic segment deals with the Australian domestic flying, including regional network operations using the fleet of Boeing B737 aircraft, Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft, ATR aircraft, Embraer E190 aircraft, and Fokker F50 and F100 aircraft. The Virgin Australia International segment comprises Trans-Pacific, Abu Dhabi, Trans-Tasman, Pacific Island and South East Asia flying operations using a mix of Boeing B777 and B737 aircraft. The Velocity segment deals with airline's loyalty program. The Tigerair Australia includes the Australian domestic flying targeting the budget leisure market. The company was founded by Brett Alan Godfrey on August 1, 2000 and is headquartered in Bowen Hills, Australia.

Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. provides property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, utilities and energy, freight rail transportation, finance, manufacturing, retailing, and services. It operates through following segments: GEICO, Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group, Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC (BNSF), Berkshire Hathaway Energy, McLane Company, Manufacturing, and Service and Retailing. The GEICO segments involves in underwriting private passenger automobile insurance mainly by direct response methods. The Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group segment consists of underwriting excess-of-loss and quota-share and facultative reinsurance worldwide. The Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group segment comprises of underwriting multiple lines of property and casualty insurance policies for primarily commercial accounts. The BNSF segment operates railroad systems in North America. The Berkshire Hathaway Energy segments deals with regulated electric and gas utility, including power generation and distribution activities, and real estate brokerage activities. The McLane Company segment offers wholesale distribution of groceries and non-food items. The Manufacturing segment includes industrial and end-user products, building products, and apparel. The Service and Retailing segment provides fractional aircraft ownership programs, aviation pilot training, electronic components distribution, and various retailing businesses, including automobile dealerships, and trailer and furniture leasing. The company was founded by Oliver Chace in 1839 and is headquartered in Omaha, NE.

American Airlines Group, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the operation of a network carrier through its principal wholly-owned mainline operating subsidiary, American. The firm offers air transportation for passengers and cargo. It operates through the following geographical segments: Department of Transportation Domestic; Department of Transportation Latin America; Department of Transportation Atlantic; and Department of Transportation Pacific. The company was founded on December 9, 2013 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, TX.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$194M
Total Enterprise Value
$1.54B
Earnings Per Share
$-1.81
Revenue
$836M
EBITDAMargin
18.93%
Enterprise Value Sales
1.84x
EBITDA
$158M
Total Debt
$1.19B
Net Profit
$-146M
Total Equity
$-399M
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
9.16x
TEVNet Income
-10.54x
Debt TEV
0.78x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
11.89%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
15.39%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$2,500 - $4,999
2017
$1,000 - $4,999
2017
Investors
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Ripplewood first identifies a promising industry segment and then partners with an experienced senior industry executive to search for attractive targets, complete acquisitions and implement post-closing value enhancements.The firm has invested in a number of industries including auto parts, automotive retailing, consumer electronics, direct marketing, financial services, food and consumer products, music and entertainment, specialty chemicals, technology and telecom services.

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Inmarsat Plc Holding Companies | London, United Kingdom

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API Technologies Corp. Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing | Marlborough, MA

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Honeywell International, Inc. Aerospace & Defense - Charlotte, NC

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ViaSat, Inc. Equipment & Office Supplies - Carlsbad, CA

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