Four reasons I am excited about 365bet体育入口-Inmarsat joining forces

Today is a truly exciting day for 365bet体育入口. We announced our definitive agreement to acquire Inmarsat, 总部位于伦敦的全球移动卫星通信服务的领先供应商.

这一举措将两个建立了先进和高度互补的资产的优秀团队聚集在一起,并创建了一个新的领先的全球通信创新企业,以可承受的成本扩大了规模和范围, 证券交易委员会urely, and reliably connect the world.

 

This deal gives us the scale to invest even more effectively in R&D和网络基础设施以及进一步加快创新步伐的机会,为我们的客户提供新的更好的服务, broadens the opportunities for our employees, and is good for investors as well.

 

But what makes this deal so exciting for us is the following:

 

Enhanced growth and innovation opportunities

The combined company brings together complementary assets and capabilities, including narrowband, broadband, 空间, and ground assets. When integrated, 这些资产可以更好地实现移动客户所需的服务特征. 我们打算加快移动通信领域创新的步伐和规模, targeting a multi-layered, 混合网络结构,结合了每个频带和轨道的最佳特性,可以包括地面增强以最低总成本获得最低延迟. 和, we’ll have immediate global coverage to start, with enhanced speed, and coverage density as each ViaSat-3 satellite is brought into service. 

 

Ability to offer new and better services to our customers, sooner

拥有全球覆盖和增强覆盖深度意味着客户有更好的选择, 跨越更多的垂直领域——将我们的产品从地区性转变为几乎任何地方和任何地方的多重移动垂直领域. We will have redundancies in 空间, which drive resiliency and reliability. 客户将从合并后的公司中365bet体育入口的好处,而这对于任何一家公司单独运营都是困难的. 我们相信我们可以为我们的客户创造最好和最有效的沟通解决方案, 我们对通过更大的创新来促进增长的多种方式感到非常兴奋.

 

Our increased financial strength supports innovation, investors, customers, and our combined workforce

Together we have a foundation for rapid, 两位数的收入和利润增长是由一系列非常多样化的快速增长业务(包括交通和政府)推动的, where a higher percentage of our revenue will be recurring. 此外,我们将有一个资金充足的途径,以实现正的自由现金流,这降低了风险. 当自由现金流变为正值,我们将产生更多的现金流——大约是它的两倍多. 此外,l波段和物联网增长的复苏也有潜在的好处. 我们相信,我们的合并使我们能够在1美元的更广泛范围内拥有更大的存在感.6 trillion broadband and IoT market.

 

Build on the heritage of cooperation that both companies have established

Inmarsat拥有国际航空和海事安全的传统,这带来了责任和机会. 365bet体育入口致力于空间可持续性以及所有国家之间的和平合作. 我们共同致力于维持和发展我们在英国的存在,并支持英国的国家太空雄心. We already have a critical presence in the UK. 我们在ViaSat-3机队中的第二颗卫星将由英国的设施控制, 我们计划在英国投资技术人才和空间相关的发展, which will provide growth in high-value employment. 我们将继续利用365bet体育入口与澳大利亚领先的区域宽带卫星合作伙伴的独特关系, 巴西, Europe, and more key geographies to come. 

 

我们是具有前瞻性的空间政策和法规以及合作的主要倡导者,以帮助确保所有国家公平获得空间——我们的目标是实现技术, economic, national 证券交易委员会urity, sovereignty, and high-paying jobs that 空间 can enable. 我们相信,国际海事卫星组织的传统和强有力的国际关系可以帮助我们实现这些目标.

 

我对这笔交易为365bet体育入口和Inmarsat带来的可能性充满热情. I encourage you all to review the press release we issued earlier today to learn more about the opportunities ahead.

 


Additional Information About the Transaction and Where You Can Find It

本通信是关于365bet体育入口和Connect Topco Limited(“Inmarsat”)之间拟议的业务合并交易,根据该股份购买协议的条款, dated as of November 8, 2021, by and among 365bet体育入口 and the shareholders of Inmarsat. 365bet体育入口打算向美国证券交易委员会(“SEC”)提交一份关于股东大会的委托书和其他相关文件,以获得与该交易相关的股东批准. 最终委托书将发送或发给365bet体育入口的股东,其中将包含有关交易和相关事宜的重要信息. 我们敦促投资者和股东在获得最终委托书和其他相关材料时仔细阅读完整的材料,因为它们将包含有关viasat公司的重要信息, INMARSAT AND THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION.  投资者和股东可通过美国证券交易委员会维护的网站www免费获得这些材料(如有)和365bet体育入口向美国证券交易委员会提交的其他文件.证券交易委员会.政府.  In addition, 这些材料的免费拷贝可通过365bet体育入口的网站http://www免费获取.viasat公司.com.

Participants in the Solicitation

365bet体育入口, 其董事和执行人员可被视为是365bet体育入口股东就该交易征询代理委托书的参与者. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, 365bet体育入口的股东大会最终委托书将载明该公司被视为与该交易有关的365bet体育入口股东征集活动的参与者. 有关这些个人以及他们在交易中可能拥有的任何直接或间接利益的额外信息,将在最终委托书中列出,如果该委托书与交易相关,并提交给SEC.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

本信函包含有关未来事件的前瞻性陈述,这些事件受1933年证券法和1934年证券交易法所创建的安全港的约束. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates, 对365bet体育入口和Inmarsat运营的行业以及各自管理层的信念和假设进行预测和预测. The parties use words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “goal,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “target,” “will,” “would,”这些词的变体和类似的表达,以确定前瞻性陈述. Forward looking statements include, among others, 说明从交易中获得的协同效益和实现的报表, 包括合并后公司系统的预期增强, products and services and the anticipated operations, financial position, liquidity, performance, prospects or growth and scale opportunities of 365bet体育入口, Inmarsat or the combined company; integration activities; the anticipated value of the combined business to 365bet体育入口 and stakeholders; the expected performance of 365bet体育入口’s and Inmarsat’s technologies; expected impact of the transaction on 365bet体育入口’s results of operations and financial condition; anticipated growth and trends in the business or key markets; the closing of the transaction, including the need for stockholder approval and the satisfaction of regulatory and other closing conditions; and plans, objectives and strategies for future operations.  请读者注意,实际结果可能与任何前瞻性声明中所表达的结果有重大差别. 可能导致实际结果不同的因素包括:与交易相关的风险和不确定性, including the failure to obtain, or delays in obtaining, required regulatory approvals or 清晰的ances; the risk that any such approval may result in the imposition of conditions that could adversely affect 365bet体育入口, the combined company or the expected benefits of the transaction; the failure to satisfy any of the closing conditions to the transaction on a timely basis or at all; any adverse impact on the business of 365bet体育入口 or Inmarsat as a result of uncertainty surrounding the transaction; the nature, cost and outcome of any legal proceedings related to the transaction; the occurrence of any event, 可能导致最终交易协议终止的变更或其他情况, including in circumstances requiring 365bet体育入口 to pay a termination fee; the risk that 365bet体育入口’s stock price may decline significantly if the transaction is not consummated; the failure to obtain the necessary debt financing arrangements set forth in the commitment letters received in connection with the transaction; risks that the transaction disrupts current plans and operations or diverts management’s attention from its ongoing business; the effect of the announcement of the transaction on the ability of 365bet体育入口 to retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with its customers, suppliers and others with whom it does business; the ability of 365bet体育入口 to successfully integrate Inmarsat operations, technologies and employees; the ability to realize anticipated benefits and synergies of the transaction, including the expectation of enhancements to 365bet体育入口’s products and services, greater revenue or growth opportunities, operating efficiencies and cost savings; the ability to ensure continued performance and market growth of the combined company’s business; changes in the global business environment and economic conditions; the availability and cost of credit; risks associated with the construction, launch and operation of satellites, including the effect of any anomaly, operational failure or degradation in satellite performance; 365bet体育入口’s or the combined company’s ability to successfully develop, introduce and sell new technologies, products and services; changes in relationships with key customers, suppliers, distributors, resellers and others as a result of the transaction or otherwise; 365bet体育入口’s and Inmarsat’s reliance on a limited number of third parties to manufacture and supply their respective products; the risk of litigation or regulatory actions to 365bet体育入口 and/or Inmarsat; inability to retain key personnel; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on 365bet体育入口’s or Inmarsat’s business, suppliers, consumers, customers, and employees or the overall economy; 365bet体育入口’s and the combined company’s level of indebtedness and ability to comply with applicable debt covenants; and other factors affecting the communications industry generally. 此外,请参阅365bet体育入口提交给美国证券交易委员会(SEC)的文件中包含的风险因素 www.证券交易委员会.政府, 包括365bet体育入口最近的10-K表格年度报告和10-Q表格季度报告,以及随后提交给SEC的此类报告, 包括将提交给SEC的与该交易有关的最终委托书. 我们告诫读者不要过分依赖任何前瞻性的陈述, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. 365bet体育入口不承担任何义务以任何理由更新或修订任何前瞻性陈述.


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