ABRY Completes Sale of CapRock Communications

ABRY Partners has completed its sale of CapRock Communications to Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) for $525 million in cash. CapRock is a Houston, Texas-based provider of mission-critical managed satellite communications solutions for the energy, government and maritime industries.


Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has completed its previously announced acquisition of CapRock Communications.  Privately held CapRock was purchased for $525 million in cash, subject to post-closing adjustments.  Private equity firm ABRY Partners was the majority owner of CapRock.

CapRock Communications CEO Peter Shaper will serve as president of the business, which will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Harris Corporation.

With nearly three decades of experience, CapRock Communications is a premier global satellite communications provider for the energy, government, maritime, engineering and construction and mining industries as well as for disaster recovery services.  The company uses the latest field-proven satellite technologies to deliver highly-reliable managed communications services, including broadband Internet, voice over IP, secure networking and real-time video, to the world’s harshest and most remote locations.  CapRock leverages best-of-breed partnerships, technical expertise and a robust global infrastructure that includes four self-owned and operated teleports and eleven regional support centers across North America, Central and South America,EuropeWest Africa and Asia Pacific.  

More information about CapRock and the acquisition is available at www.harris.com.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries.  Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees —

including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists.  Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services.  Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.