Janus International Expands Nokē® Smart Entry Team to Support Continued Growth and Accelerate Future Development
Shane Self named Nokē® Smart Entry Wireless Networks Director and Jennifer Shaver named Nokē® Smart Entry Training & Development Manager
TEMPLE, GA, May 6, 2021 – Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Clearlake”) portfolio company Janus International Group, LLC (“Janus” or the “Company”), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of turn-key building solutions and new access control technologies for the self-storage industry, announced today that Shane Self has been named Nokē® Smart Entry (“NSE” or “Nokē”) Director of Wireless Networks and Jennifer Shaver has been named Nokē Training & Development Manager.
The appointments reflect Janus’ continued commitment to driving the growth of its smart access control and technology division. With nearly half a million tenant users world-wide, Janus’ Nokē Smart Entry system enhances convenience and peace of mind for self-storage customers (enabling self-storage customers to easily access their facility and unit from their phones, share mobile keys, and remotely monitor the security of their unit) while similarly allowing owner operators to automate the lock check and move-in process, enhance security, and provide premium units that command higher rental rates. Self and Shaver’s appointments expand the Nokē team’s expertise and capabilities as Janus continues to grow the product offering and provide additional smart technology enabled solutions for today’s self-storage owner operators.
“At Janus, we believe that implementing innovative smart access control technologies across the self-storage space will transform the future of the self-storage industry, improving the experience for customers and increasing security and convenience for owners and operators,” Christine DeBord, President of Nokē, said. “We are thrilled to welcome Shane and Jennifer to the Nokē team and look forward to their support in our efforts to advance our best-in-class, award-winning smart access offering and help self-storage owner operators implement this game-changing product in facilities across the globe.”
As Wireless Networks Director, Self will be responsible for overseeing wireless and systems operations, including directing wireless operations managers across Janus’ global footprint, further integration of new products and services into the smart entry product suite, and serving as the primary liaison for wireless technology vendor management. Self has an extensive background in solutions architecture, planning engineering, and network engineering, most recently serving as Director of the Network Engineering team for Boingo Wireless. Self has additionally spent extensive time working for the Department of Defense in Iraq, Afghanistan, Djibouti, Qatar, and Kuwait.
As Training and Development Manager for the Nokē business, Shaver will direct a robust onboarding, training and development program designed to help self-storage owner operators utilizing the smart entry system make the most of the award-winning technology and software’s features and benefits. Shaver has been in the storage industry for nearly a decade, serving in various operations, management and training roles. Shaver’s unique perspective on the self- storage industry positions her well to help the Nokē Smart Entry team continue to develop and design tools and features for modern self-storage operators.
Janus expects to complete its business combination with Juniper Industrial Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: JIH) and become a publicly listed company in the second quarter of 2021. Clearlake, an investment firm, is the largest shareholder in Janus.
For more information about Nokē, please visit: https://www.janusintl.com/products/noke
ABOUT JANUS INTERNATIONAL
Janus International Group, LLC (www.JanusIntl.com) is the leading global manufacturer and supplier of turn-key self-storage, commercial and industrial building solutions, including: roll-up and swing doors, hallway systems, re-locatable storage units and facility and door automation technologies. The Janus team operates out of several U.S. locations and six locations internationally.
Founded in 2006, Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. is an investment firm operating integrated businesses across private equity, credit and other related strategies. With a sector-focused approach, the firm seeks to partner with experienced management teams by providing patient, long term capital to dynamic businesses that can benefit from Clearlake’s operational improvement approach, O.P.S.® The firm’s core target sectors are industrials, technology, and consumer. Clearlake currently has approximately $35 billion of assets under management, and its senior investment principals have led or co-led over 300 investments. The firm has offices in Santa Monica and Dallas. More information is available at www.clearlake.com and on Twitter @ClearlakeCap.
ABOUT JUNIPER INDUSTRIAL HOLDINGS, INC. (NYSE: JIH)
Juniper Industrial Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“JIH” or “Juniper”), is a Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation targeting companies within the industrials sector. With $348 million in trust, Juniper was formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. Juniper’s management team has a proven track record of identifying market-leading technologies across the industrial spectrum, and an affinity for businesses with strong brands and mission-critical offering. The Juniper team has a robust network of relationships within industrial and investment communities built over 60+ years of combined industry experience, and a deep understanding of industrial trends. More information is available at www.juniperindustrial.com.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND WHERE TO FIND IT
This communication is being made in connection with the proposed business combination involving Juniper and Janus under a new holding company, Janus Parent, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Janus Parent”). Janus Parent intends to file with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4 (as amended, the “Registration Statement”) containing a preliminary proxy statement of Juniper and a preliminary prospectus of Janus Parent. After the Registration Statement is declared effective, Juniper will mail a definitive proxy statement/prospectus relating to the proposed business combination to its shareholders. This announcement does not contain all the information that should be considered concerning the
proposed business combination and is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision or any other decision in respect of the business combination. Juniper’s shareholders and other interested persons are advised to read, when available, the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus and the amendments thereto and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed in connection with the proposed business combination, as these materials will contain important information about Juniper, Janus, Janus Parent and the business combination. When available, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials for the proposed business combination will be mailed to shareholders of Juniper as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed business combination. Shareholders will also be able to obtain copies of the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC, without charge, once available, at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. In addition, the documents filed by Juniper and Janus Parent may be obtained free of charge from Juniper at www.juniperindustrial.com/investors. Alternatively, these documents, when available, can be obtained free of charge by directing a request to: Juniper Industrial Holdings, Inc., 14 Fairmount Avenue, Chatham, New Jersey 07928.
PARTICIPANTS IN THE SOLICITATION
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