News Analysis

Northrop Grumman to Acquire Orbital ATK for US$ 9.2 Billion

Dulles, Va., Sept. 18, 2017–Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), a leading global security company, and Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Northrop Grumman will acquire Orbital ATK for approximately $7.8 billion in cash, plus the assumption of US$1.4 billion in net debt. Orbital ATK shareholders will receive all-cash consideration of $134.50 per share. The agreement has been approved unanimously by the Boards of Directors of both companies. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2018 and is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory and Orbital ATK shareholder approval.

The September 2017 issue of the Satellite Executive Briefing magazine

The September 2017  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  focusing on the European Broadcast Market sponsored by Gazprom Space Systems is now available.  Featuring:

European Satellite Broadcast Market Update  by Elisabeth Tweedie

Aeronautical Market  by Bernardo Schneiderman

Executive Spotlight interview with Jarbas Valente, President, Telebras

The Future of the 'Future'  by Lou Zacharilla

Fly By Wi-Fi for InFlight Connectivity, or... by Martin Jarrold

Featured Company: Gazprom Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

plus WSIS 2017 Show report, Mergers and Acquisitions, Executive Moves, Market Briefs, Vital Statistics, Satellite Markets 20 Stock Index and many more.  Click here to read or download the file

Artel Acquires ARG ElectroDesign Intellectual Property

Westford, Mass, August 29, 2017--Artel Video Systems today announced the acquisition of selected intellectual property from ARG ElectroDesign. 
 The transaction provides Artel with core IP switch technology from the Quarra 1G and 10G IP Switch family. In addition, Artel will take over the Automatic Repeat Query (ARQ) product line, which serves Reliable Internet Streaming Transport (RIST) for video applications.

SpeedCast Achieves 143% Revenue Growth for 1st Half 2017

London,UK,  Aug 29, 2017- Speedcast International Limited (ASX:SDA), a provider of fully managed, remote communication and IT solutions, today announced its financial results for the six-month period ended  June 30, 2017, with group revenues of US$ 246.3 million, a 143% period-on-period increase.

HPS Investment Partners Acquires Globecomm

Hauppagge, NY, August 9, 2017--Globecomm Systems Inc., a service provider designing, integrating, and operating complex communication solutions differentiated by capabilities in satellite and wireless, announced today that an investor group led by HPS Investment Partners, LLC and funds managed by Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC  have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Globecomm from a New York-based private equity firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

Gilat Reports Continued Improvement in Profitability in Q2 2017 and Raises 2017 Adjusted EBITDA Objective to US$ 22 to US$ 26 Million

Petah Tikva, Israel , August 8, 2017 – Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a  leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today reported its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Intelsat Announces Second Quarter 2017 Results

Tysons Corner, Va., July 27, 2017 Satellite operartor Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), today announced financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2017. Intelsat reported total revenue of US$ 533.2 million and a net loss attributable to Intelsat S.A. of US$ 23.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017.

Telesat Reports Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2017

Ottawa, Canada, July 25, 2017-Telesat Canada  today announced its financial results for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2017.  For the quarter ended June 30, 2017, Telesat reported consolidated revenues of CDN $226 million, or a decline of 3% ($6 million) from the same period in 2016.

Speedcast to Acquire UltiSat and Create New Government Division

Washington D.C., July 24, 2017-- Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA), today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire UltiSat for a purchase consideration of up to USD$100 million, payable over two years and subject to the ongoing financial performance of the company. UltiSat is a leading provider of remote communications and professional services to governments, in particular the US government, and to international government organizations (IGOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The acquisition strengthens Speedcast?s position in the government and NGO sectors, complementing Speedcast?s government activities in Australia, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

C-COM Reports 25th Consecutive Profitable Quarter

Ottawa, Canada, July 18, 2017--C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (TSXV: CMI), a leading global provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, announced today financial results for its second quarter ended May 31, 2017. The company declared its 21st consecutive quarterly dividend payment and its 25th consecutive profitable quarter.