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)

1,153

Industries

Wireless Telecommunications
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, General Counsel & Secretary

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 Division

Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Vice President-Corporate Development

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Regional President, Asia Pacific

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

Secretary, Vice President & General Counsel at The New York Public Library

Senior Managing Director at WF Investment Management Ltd.

Co-Founder at Bluewater Wireless LP

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Travelocity.com LP

Chief Operating Officer at DoorDash, Inc.

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Elk Creek Partners specialize in making growth-oriented investments in publicly-traded stocks of small- and medium-sized companies. The firm offers investment advisory services for specific strategies, including Small-Cap Growth, Mid-Cap Growth and SMID-Cap Growth. Elk Creek Partners works with clients to establish investment objectives based on their unique circumstances. The key elements of the firm's investment approach are growth company identification, fundamental research, valuation analysis, and portfolio construction.The firm's Small-Cap Growth strategy is based on a fundamental, stock-by-stock approach. The portfolio is concentrated in stocks purchased with a market-cap generally of $500 million to $5 billion and with portfolio characteristics similar to the Russell 2000 Growth Index. They target companies with sustained growth and which have products and/or services that are market-share takers.Elk Creek's SMID-Cap Growth strategy is a direct extension of the Small-Cap strategy. The SMID Cap Growth strategy concentrates in stocks with a market-cap of $1 billion to $10 billion and with portfolio characteristics similar to the Russell 2500 Growth Index. The process implemented in the SMID-Cap strategy is the same as the Small-Cap strategy in both buying and selling individual stocks.The firm's Mid-Cap Growth strategy is a direct extension of the Small- and SMID-Cap Growth strategies. The Mid-Cap Growth strategy concentrates in stocks with a market-cap of $2 billion to $12 billion and with portfolio characteristics similar to the Russell Mid-Cap Growth Index. The process implemented in the Mid-Cap strategy is the same as the Small-Cap strategy in both buying and selling individual stocks. ^

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Valinor Management manages the assets of the Valinor Capital Funds, a group of funds offering primarily long/short equity exposure. The objective of the Valinor Capital Funds is to generate long-term, superior, risk-adjusted returns by employing a strict fundamentals-based investment approach. They generally invest the Valinor Capital Funds' assets in companies they believe are trading at a discount to their intrinsic value. Valinor shorts companies they believe are trading at a premium to their intrinsic value. Valinor primarily focuses on investment ideas where rigorous, bottom-up, fundamental research and analysis can give them differential insight versus that of the broader market. Valinor manages one long/short strategy across two Valinor Capital Funds, each of which generally maintain the same net and gross exposure targets, resulting in a similar risk/return profile. The Valinor Capital Funds generally target long/short ratios between 1.5x and 2.5x, and typical net exposures of 35% to 65%.VPCP Management manages the VPCP Fund with the goal of generating superior, risk-adjusted returns by investing primarily in private companies. The VPCP Management generally invests the VPCP Fund's assets in micro- and small-cap private companies seeking a financial partner to, further its growth, navigate complex or idiosyncratic situations, and add strategic value and institutional thinking to its business. VPCP Management employs a fundamentally driven, research-based investment process to assess potential investment opportunities.

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Former Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Gogo LLC

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

Clients

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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.

T-Mobile US, Inc. engages in the provision of wireless communications services under the T-Mobile and MetroPCS brands. It offers postpaid and prepaid wireless voice, messaging and data services and wholesale wireless services. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Bellevue, WA.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$493M
Total Enterprise Value
$1.04B
Earnings Per Share
$-2.02
Revenue
$894M
Net Profit
$-162M
EBITDA
$107M
EBITDAMargin
11.94%
Total Debt
$1.03B
Total Equity
$-269M
Enterprise Value Sales
1.16x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
9.75x
TEVNet Income
-6.42x
Debt TEV
0.99x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
21.29%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
22.19%
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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