RigNet to Acquire TECNOR, a Mexican Remote Communications Provider

HOUSTON, Nov. 04, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET), a leading global provider of managed remote communications solutions, telecoms systems integration services and collaborative applications to the oil and gas industry, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement under which it will acquire Orgtec S.A.P.I. de C.V., d.b.a. TECNOR. Both companies have approved the transaction, which is expected to close in early 2016, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

“The opening up of Mexico’s energy market to foreign investment and expertise has been the primary catalyst for this transaction, as it strengthens RigNet’s local presence and know-how to serve the oil and gas market while also positioning RigNet in other end vertical markets within Mexico,” said Mark Slaughter, RigNet’s CEO and President. “Longer term, this acquisition will augment RigNet’s existing presence in Latin America, allowing for more rapid expansion across the region.”

“TECNOR is a premier provider of remote communications and SCADA solutions in Mexico, with established relationships with key oil and gas and governmental customers,” said Santiago Zubiria, TECNOR’s CEO and President. “The combined businesses should accelerate revenue growth and offer a wider array of solutions in Mexico initially and further into Latin America over time.”

Orgtec S.A.P.I. de C.V., d.b.a. TECNOR, founded in 2002, provides telecommunications solutions for remote sites on land, sea and air, including a wide array of equipment, voice and data services, satellite coverage and bandwidth options in Mexico. These services are provided to industrial, commercial and private users in diverse activity segments from mission critical armed forces and oil and gas operations, to commercial fishing and leisure boats. TECNOR is based in Monterrey, Mexico. For additional information, please visit www.tec-nor.com.

About RigNet
RigNet (NASDAQ:RNET) is a leading global provider of managed remote communications, telecoms systems integration and collaborative applications dedicated to the oil and gas industry, focusing on offshore and onshore drilling rigs, energy production facilities and energy maritime vessels. RigNet provides solutions ranging from fully-managed voice and data networks to more advanced applications that include video conferencing and real-time data services to over 1,100 remote sites in fifty countries on six continents, effectively spanning the drilling and production industry. RigNet is based in Houston, Texas. For additional information, please visit www.rig.net. RigNet is a registered trademark of RigNet, Inc.

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Media contact: Cameron Wallace Director - Communications Tel: +1 (281) 674-0254 media@rig.net