Magnum scores $36 mln from CapIP

Magnum Semiconductor has received $36 million in debt financing from Capital IP Investment Partners. According to the firm, the capital will be used to pay down existing debt, provide working capital and for investments. Based in Silicon Valley, Magnum is a provider of video compression and processing solutions for the video broadcast networking sector.


(PRWEB) December 19, 2014
Magnum Semiconductor Inc. (“Magnum”) announced that it has secured a $36MM structured debt financing from Capital IP Investment Partners (“CapIP”). The proceeds from the financing will be used to retire existing debt, continue to invest in the technology roadmap and for working capital purposes.

Magnum CEO Gopal Solanki commented, “With this unique financing, Magnum has significantly strengthened our balance sheet and working capital position. The team at CapIP delivered a novel structured debt solution which allows Magnum significant financial and operating flexibility as we continue to focus on and invest in our next generation video compression technology and products. We are excited that our current products are being adopted by many of the leading original equipment manufacturers (“OEM’s”) in our industry and being deployed at many of the most well recognized major service operators around the world.”

Riyad Shahjahan, Partner at CapIP, stated, “We are excited to partner with Magnum as they continue to drive innovation through their software-based solution to deliver best-in-class video, audio and data to the world’s leading OEM’s. The exponential growth in video traffic will further expand the demand for Magnum’s solutions in real-time video compression in the cable, satellite, telco/IPTV and mobile/over the top (“OTT”) markets. We are impressed by Magnum’s technology, customers, growth profile and the depth and experience of its management team and look forward to working with them on the next stage of their evolution.”

About Magnum Semiconductor:
Magnum is a leading provider of video compression and processing solutions for the video broadcast networking market. Magnum’s solutions include its proprietary video management ASIC’s, algorithms and firmware. Magnum provides best in class products, tools and technologies for the entire video content creation and distribution chain from contribution and production through distribution over cable, satellite, IPTV and OTT. Magnum is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California and has R&D centers in Waterloo, Canada and Beijing, China.

About Capital IP Investment Partners:
Capital IP Investment Partners LLC (“CapIP”) is a special situation investment fund focused on opportunistic investments in innovative companies through the use of structured debt, royalty monetization’s, and control equity investments. CapIP specializes in deploying capital through customized investment structures which provide significantly more financial flexibility compared to traditional commercial banks, venture lenders, or the public capital markets, and which are minimally dilutive compared to growth equity and venture capital. CapIP seeks to create financing solutions tailored to meet the operational objectives to a broad spectrum of novel companies, many of which are experiencing revenue growth but are yet to achieve cash flow profitability. Over the past ten years, the Principals of CapIP, who have particular expertise with technology and life sciences companies, have cumulatively invested approximately $1.2 billion.