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Accedo Secures $10M to Transform the Video Experience

Appoints James Ackerman, formerly of Sky and Open TV As Board Chairman

James Ackerman @ Accedo

Stockholm, June 27 2016. Accedo (www.accedo.tv/), the video experience pioneer has today revealed that it has partnered with SEB Private Equity, a Stockholm based private and growth equity fund, to accelerate its growth and further position itself as a Video Experience pioneer.  Accedo’s global solution team, award winning products including Accedo AppGrid® and Accedo Application Sphere® and flexible, high quality managed services are trusted by leading media companies, operators and broadcasters world-wide.

The transaction allows early investors of Accedo, including Industrifonden and Acacia, to exit as part of their investment strategy, and adds a total of up to $10M in additional capital to be deployed for a continued growth and innovation.

“We’re excited to partner with SEB Private Equity to go to the next level. They share our vision of the market development and what a company like Accedo can deliver to truly transform the way consumers experience video services. We firmly believe that we’re still only in the beginning of the transformation of video consumption as we know it and we’re looking forward to continue our 12-year growth trajectory in the future.” says Michael Lantz, CEO and co-founder, Accedo.

Accedo has also appointed industry veteran James Ackerman, formerly of A&E, BSkyB, OpenTV, Documentary Channel and Broadway Systems, as a new Chairman of the Board.

“It’s rare to see a transformation of an industry such as what we’re seeing in the TV industry at the moment. The traditional value chain is evolving with new and existing players embracing OTT technologies to reach consumers and monetise video content in new and innovative ways. I believe that Accedo is perfectly positioned to continue to drive that change, help customers embrace the future opportunities and turn TV Viewers into video lovers. I’m thrilled to be working with Michael Lantz, Fredrik Andersson and the rest of the Accedo management team to fulfil Accedo’s potential” says James Ackerman, Chairman of the Board, Accedo.

“The Accedo team has taken the company to its current market leading position with fantastic products and solutions, an unparalleled understanding of the market dynamics and with a very talented global team. Since we have backed companies in several traditional industries revolutionized by cloud-based technology, we can see similar traits in media consumption and view Accedo as a thought leader of the video experience vertical. We’re looking forward to supporting them as we embark on the next step on this exciting journey”, commented Victor Lang, Chief Investment Officer, SEB Private Equity.

 

 

 

 

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