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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. To Acquire Gilat Satellite Networks For $532.5M; Transaction Valued At $10.25/Share, Consisting Of 70% In Cash And 30% In Comtech Stock

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) ("Comtech") and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ:GILT, TASE: GILT)))) ("Gilat") jointly announced today that Comtech has agreed to acquire Gilat in

Benzinga · 01/29/2020 12:14

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) ("Comtech") and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ:GILT, TASE: GILT)))) ("Gilat") jointly announced today that Comtech has agreed to acquire Gilat in a cash and stock transaction for $10.25 per Gilat ordinary share of which 70% will be paid in cash and 30% in Comtech common stock, resulting in an enterprise value of approximately $532.5 million. Founded in 1987 with its headquarters in Israel, Gilat is a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services with market leading positions in the satellite ground station and in-flight connectivity solutions markets and deep expertise in operating large network infrastructures.

Based on Comtech's fiscal year 2019 actual results and Gilat's trailing twelve-month results through June 30, 2019, on a pro-forma basis, Comtech would have reported approximately $926.1 million of revenue with Adjusted EBITDA of approximately $130.2 million (see definition and reconciliation to GAAP financial measures in the table below). The combined companies would employ approximately 3,000 people and offer best-in-class satellite technology, public safety and location technology and secure wireless solutions to commercial and government customers around the world.