Inmarsat CEO: We take the long view on Viasat stock value

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Inmarsat is not overly concerned that the UK government will reject or seriously modify the company’s acquisition by Viasat Inc. although approval may require “voluntary undertakings,” Inmarsat Chief Executive Rajiv Suri said.

He also said Inmarsat’s board of directors views the 30% drop in Viasat stock — the main currency in the $7.3-billion-valuation transaction — as a natural part of the market’s reaction that will correct over time.

“It’s a long game, right?” Suri said in a Dec. 14 . . .

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