- ViaSat, Inc (NASDAQ:VSAT) stock is up Thursday after the communications company disclosed the European Commission’s (EC) unconditional approval of its acquisition of mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat.
- The approval follows the recent U.K. Competition & Markets Authority’s clearance on May 9, 2023, and that of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on May 19, 2023.
- The two companies will now work to expedite the completion of the transaction, which is likely to close by the end of this month.
- On November 8, 2021, ViaSat agreed to takeover Inmarsat for $7.3 billion, comprising $850.0 million in cash, 46.36 million shares of Viasat valued at $3.1 billion based on the closing price on Friday, November 5, 2021, and the assumption of $3.4 billion of net debt.
- The combination will likely create a leading global communications innovator with enhanced scale and scope to affordably, securely, and reliably connect the world.
- Price Action: VSAT shares traded higher by 2.07% at $44.33 on the last check Thursday.
Citigroup Maintains Buy on Datadog, Raises Price Target to $96
Citigroup analyst Fatima Boolani maintains Datadog (NASDAQ:DDOG) with a Buy and raises the price target from $90 to $96.