Group Led by Tiger, Meritage Funds, Platform Partners Invest in SmartSky
October 26, 2015
Tiger Infrastructure Partners, Meritage Funds and Platform Partners led an investor consortium that has acquired an interest in SmartSky Networks. Formed in 2011, SmartSky seeks to provide in-flight connectivity by creating a 4G-LTE-based air-to-ground communications network in the U.S. The company plans to use the financing to conduct a system demonstration on a multi-site network, as well as to begin network deployment activities before the nationwide rollout of commercial service in 2016.