Highwinds Network Group

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Highwinds Network Group, Inc. (Highwinds) is a content delivery, network and IP services business that offers a comprehensive suite of CDN (content delivery network) and GDN (game delivery network) solutions, including content storage and IP software. The company headquarters are located in Winter Park, Florida, U.S.A.. Highwinds also maintains Network Operations Centers (NOCs) in Winter Park, FL, and Phoenix, AZ, as well as offices in Costa Mesa, CA, São Paulo, Amsterdam and London. The Highwinds network, called RollingThunder, consists of more than 70 points of presence[1] throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

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On March 11, 2008 Highwinds announced it had closed a $55 million[2] round of equity financing led by General Catalyst Partners[3] and Alta Communications.[4] The funds will be used to expand the Highwinds CDN and RollingThunder network.

On May 4, 2011 Highwinds announced that it had secured a $50 million[5] credit facility with Silicon Valley Bank and Comerica Bank. According to the press release from the company, the new credit facility allowed Highwinds to achieve a more attractive all-in cost of capital and was evidence of the company's impressive financial profile.

On August 8, 2013 Highwinds announced that it had secured $205 million[6] in new financing. The transaction was led by Cerberus Business Finance, LLC and Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc., an investment fund managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P., with participation from the company’s existing equity sponsor, General Catalyst Partners, and the company’s management team. The funding positioned Highwinds for massive growth of its global CDN.

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