Viasat Acquisition of Inmarsat Approved by European Commission

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CARLSBAD, Calif. & LONDON—Viasat has announced that the European Commission has unconditionally approved Viasat's $7.3 billion acquisition of Inmarsat.

The key European approval for the deal follows the recent U.K. Competition & Markets Authority's clearance on May 9, 2023, and a May 19 FCC decision to approve the deal.

After clearing those regulatory hurdles, Viasat reported that it is working to close the transaction by the end of May 2023. 

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