Brightstar is a provider of end-to-end mobile device lifecycle management solutions. The company provides specialized global wireless distribution and services, serving mobile device manufacturers, wireless operators, and retailers. Brightstar offers value-added device and accessories distribution, supply chain, handset protection and insurance, buyback and trade-in and omnichannel retail, and mobile digital products within the wireless telecommunications industry.

Employee Rating

3.3More
TypeSubsidiary
Parent CompanySoftBank
HQMiami, FL, US
Founded1997
Websitebrightstar.com
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
Brightstar was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Miami, FL, US

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Key People/Management at Brightstar

Rod Millar

Rod Millar

Chief Executive Officer
Joe Kalinoski

Joe Kalinoski

Chief Financial Officer
Ray Roman

Ray Roman

Chief Commercial Officer & Global President, Device Protection
Jack Negro

Jack Negro

CFO
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Brightstar Office Locations

Brightstar has offices in Miami, Alpharetta, Libertyville, Overland Park and in 34 other locations
Miami, FL, US (HQ)
9725 NW 117th Ave #300
Alpharetta, GA, US
2325 Lakeview Pkwy #700
Libertyville, IL, US
1950 Innovation Way #100
Overland Park, KS, US
6240, 6240 Sprint Pkwy #175
Buenos Aires, AR
of 801 (1428, Av. Olazábal 1515
Río Grande, AR
Islas Malvinas 2150
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Brightstar Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

1997

Total Funding

$283 m

Investors

In total, Brightstar had raised $283 m. Brightstar is a subsidiary of SoftBank

Brightstar Revenue

Brightstar's revenue was reported to be ¥955.42 b in FY, 2019 which is a 11.8% decrease from the previous period.
Annual
JPYFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

1.1t1.1t955.4b

Revenue growth, %

1%(12%)

EBIT

(44.6b)(23.4b)(5.3b)

EBIT margin, %

(4%)(2%)(1%)
Quarterly
JPYQ1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019

Revenue

220.1b264.7b298.8b253.8b271.2b287.5b233.4b225.6b287.4b

EBIT

(1.3b)960.0m(51.8b)(5.3b)(3.5b)(349.0m)(1.2b)(1.6b)(349.0m)

EBIT margin, %

(1%)0%(17%)(2%)(1%)0%(1%)(1%)0%
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Brightstar Operating Metrics

Jun, 2020

Countries

38

Countries (Customers)

57

Devices Processed Yearly

80 m
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Brightstar Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
WeFixApril 20, 2020
Next Wireless GroupJune 19, 2018
WirelessWorksOctober 16, 2015
20:20 MobileDecember 05, 2013
Mobile Phone XchangeSeptember 24, 2012
LetsTalk.comAugust 27, 2012
eSecuritelApril 05, 2011

Brightstar Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

87/100

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Brightstar Online and Social Media Presence

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Brightstar Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B-

    68/100

  • CEO Rating

    C

    65/100

  • Compensation

    C

    63/100

  • Diversity

    C

    64/100

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Brightstar News and Updates

Brightstar Capital Partners to Acquire Majority Stake in XLerate, a Leading Provider of Nationwide Used Vehicle Auctions and Remarketing Facilitation Services

NEW YORK and CARMEL, Ind., Sept. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Brightstar Capital Partners ("Brightstar"), a private equity firm focused on partnering with families, founders, entrepreneurs and management teams, announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire a majority...

BrightStar Care Named 2021 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award for Ninth Consecutive Year

GURNEE, Ill., June 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BrightStar Care, a national private duty home care and medical staffing franchise with over 340 locally owned and operated locations nationwide, was awarded The Joint Commission's 2021 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award, reinforcing the...

Brightstar Capital Partners Acquires Majority Stake in ERC Incorporated, a Leading Provider of Mission Critical Engineering and Consulting Services

NEW YORK and HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Brightstar Capital Partners ("Brightstar"), a private equity firm focused on partnering with families, founders, entrepreneurs and management teams, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in Engineering Research...

Brightstar Care Joins Alliance to Redefine Care in Home

GURNEE, Ill., April 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BrightStar Care, a leading national private duty home care and medical staffing franchise with over 340 locally owned and operated locations, is excited to announce that it has joined Moving Health Home, a coalition of pioneering healthcare...

Eaton Partners Acts as Exclusive Placement Agent for Brightstar Capital Partners

$1.27 Billion of Capital Secured, Surpassing Fundraising Target $1.27 Billion of Capital Secured, Surpassing Fundraising Target

Brightstar Capital Partners Closes Fund II at $1.27 Billion Hard Cap

NEW YORK, April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Brightstar Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on partnering with families, founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, announced today that it has successfully closed its second flagship fund at its hard cap, with total commitments...
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Brightstar Blogs

Overcoming Tech and Device Obstacles [The Times]

The post Overcoming Tech and Device Obstacles [The Times] appeared first on Likewize.

Tech Protection Company Likewize Invests $100M in DFW, Creating 500 Local Jobs [Dallas Innovates]

The post Tech Protection Company Likewize Invests $100M in DFW, Creating 500 Local Jobs [Dallas Innovates] appeared first on Likewize.

Likewize outfits new facility creating 500 jobs [Dallas Morning News]

The post Likewize outfits new facility creating 500 jobs [Dallas Morning News] appeared first on Likewize.

Brightstar’s transformation into Likewize reflects new focus [Fierce Wireless]

The post Brightstar’s transformation into Likewize reflects new focus [Fierce Wireless] appeared first on Likewize.

Brightstar Rebrands to Likewize, Focusing On Device Repair, Solutions [Channel News]

The post Brightstar Rebrands to Likewize, Focusing On Device Repair, Solutions [Channel News] appeared first on Likewize.

Brightstar Rebrands to Likewize, Delivering a New Standard for Tech Protection and Support [Yahoo!]

The post Brightstar Rebrands to Likewize, Delivering a New Standard for Tech Protection and Support [Yahoo!] appeared first on Likewize.
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Brightstar Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Brightstar founded?

    Brightstar was founded in 1997.

  • Who are Brightstar key executives?

    Brightstar's key executives are Rod Millar, Joe Kalinoski and Ray Roman.

  • How many employees does Brightstar have?

    Brightstar has 3,467 employees.

  • What is Brightstar revenue?

    Latest Brightstar annual revenue is ¥955.4 b.

  • What is Brightstar revenue per employee?

    Latest Brightstar revenue per employee is ¥275.6 m.

  • Who are Brightstar competitors?

    Competitors of Brightstar include Asurion, T-Mobile USA and Sprint.

  • Where is Brightstar headquarters?

    Brightstar headquarters is located at 9725 NW 117th Ave #300, Miami.

  • Where are Brightstar offices?

    Brightstar has offices in Miami, Alpharetta, Libertyville, Overland Park and in 34 other locations.

  • How many offices does Brightstar have?

    Brightstar has 39 offices.