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RESTON, VA, January 11,2016 – Transaction Network Services (TNS) and private equity firm Siris Capital Group, LLC (Siris) announced today that an affiliate of Koch Equity Development LLC (KED) and coinvestors including affiliates of Eaglehill Advisors LLC (Eaglehill) and MSD Capital, L.P.(MSD) have madea minority equity investment in Trident Private Holdings III, LLC, a holding company of TNS. TNS provides secure, mission critical connectivity and gateway services via a global network enabling its customers to exchange data and information and transact worldwide. Siris acquired TNS in a sponsor led “take private” transaction in 2013 and will continue to hold a controlling interest. “Siris and KED share a similar philosophy on how to drive world class performance and create value in companies like TNS,” said Frank Baker, cofounder and managing partner of Siris. “The investment provides a solid foundation for TNS’ managementteam to continue to pursue attractive growth and acquisition opportunities