Hungary’s 4iG acquires majority stake in Israel's Spacecom
Spacecom, the satellite services provider and owner-operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, announced that it and Hungary’s 4iG Plc., the Hungarian information technology and telecommunications company, have signed the agreement in which 4iG is acquiring a majority stake (51%) in Spacecom, through a private shares placement. The transaction of USD 68 million, represents a 50% premium over the average USD 2.6 price per share from the last six months trading average on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
Completion of the transaction is conditioned upon approval by Spacecom’s shareholders; regulatory approvals – including Israel’s Ministry of Communications; and by other third-parties currently contracted with Spacecom.
Spacecom CEO Dan Zajicek stated, “This is an exciting, important and meaningful announcement. It’s a true testament for their trust in Spacecom, including implementing our strategic plans to evolve from being a provider of satellite capacity to a communication services provider offering managed services, end-to-end services, and provision of advanced solutions in the communication value chain such as turn-key projects, planning, deployment, and operation of satellite communication networks.”
Zajicek continued, “4iG’s entrance, with its financial investment in the company, will significantly improve the company’s financials and is expected to add value to the company’s shareholders.”
Completion of the transaction will potentially strengthen Spacecom’s operations in Eastern and Central Europe and will enable additional synergies with companies within the 4iG Group.