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Seaborn Networks adds Partners Group’s Global Co-Head of Infrastructure to Board of Directors


Brandon Prater brings extensive experience in global infrastructure investments

BOSTON, MA – September 10, 2014 – Seaborn Networks Group, Inc., the developer and operator of the first express subsea fiber optic cable system between New York and São Paulo, announced today that Brandon Prater has been elected to its board of directors.

Mr. Prater is a Managing Director and the Global Co-Head of Private Infrastructure for Partners Group (SIX: PGHN), a Swiss-based global private markets investment management firm with more than US$ 45 billion in assets under management in private infrastructure, private equity, private real estate and private debt, and with offices in New York, São Paulo and 16 other cities around the world.

“We are very pleased to have Brandon join our board of directors,” said Larry Schwartz, Seaborn’s CEO. “Brandon brings tremendous infrastructure investment experience across a wide variety of industries around the world.”

Mr. Prater commented, “I look forward to assisting Seaborn in the build and operational stages of the Seabras-1 project as well as in connection with other high demand subsea routes in the future.”

Seaborn Networks is a developer and operator of submarine fiber optic cable systems, including Seabras-1 which is the first express submarine cable system between the US and Brazil. Seabras-1 is a 60 Tbps system that will connect New York and São Paulo, with a branch that lands in Fortaleza, Brazil. Activation will be in 2016. Seaborn was founded by successful submarine cable and wholesale carrier executives with experience in designing, building and operating many of the world’s largest submarine and terrestrial networks. For additional information, see


Posted on 10th September 2014

About Seaborn

Seaborn atends global communications needs in the Americas, providing Transport, Ethernet Private Line and IP services. Unique among independent cable operators, Seaborn fully operates and maintains its subsea and land-based cable infrastructure. POPs, Terrestrial Backhaul and Cable Landing Station of submarine cables are owned by Seaborn. Seaborn’s team has designed, built and operated more submarine cable systems than any other telecommunications team, including more than 75 Cable Landing Stations, 250 global POPs and 250,000 km of submarine fiber optic cables. Visit for more information or follow us on LinkedIn.

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