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Hungary’s Telecom Concern “4iG”
To Take Majority Stake in Spacecom


15 June 2021

Spacecom, owner-operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, announced that Hungary’s 4iG Plc., a Hungarian information technology and telecommunications company (Budapest Stock Market: 4iG Nyrt.), is negotiating to take a majority 51 percent stake in the Israel-based satellite services company. The 4iG transaction is estimated to be worth USD 65 million (NIS 215 million) at USD 2.62 per share (NIS 8.5) 68 percent higher than the average trading share price during the past six months. The investment will be conducted via a private placement of shares.

“This represents a significant vote of confidence in Spacecom, our operations and is an important component for implementing our strategic plans,” stated Spacecom CEO Dan Zajicek. “The entrance of Hungary’s 4iG as owners will assist us in executing our strategic program, whose key point is changing from being a satellite capacity supplier to becoming a supplier of communication services over satellite. Among these are managed services, end-to-end services, and provision of advanced solutions in the communication value chain such as the planning, deployment, and operation of satellite communication networks. 4iG’s capital infusion into the company drastically improves our economic strength and abilities to meet future obligations.”

Zajicek continued, “The Hungarian company recently won a Hungarian government contract to provide a national satellite to be located at the 4°W orbital position, where it will continue to provide services as currently done by AMOS-3. According to the program, the new satellite’s traits and characteristics will be developed by Spacecom. Completion of the deal will strengthen and widen Spacecom’s operating potential in Eastern Europe and create joint ventures and synergy between the companies.”

Completion of the deal is conditioned upon further negotiations, due diligence, regulatory approvals – including Israel’s Communications Ministry – approval by Spacecom’s shareholders, agreement by third-parties currently contracted with Spacecom whose contracts have this obligation. Mid-August 2021 is the current deadline for meeting these conditions, as decided upon and signed by both parties in a non-binding letter of intent.

In addition, yesterday, Spacecom announced that the Government of Israel extended its contract for services on the AMOS-4 satellite. The additional three-year deal is worth USD12.6 million.