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Broadpeak plans IPO

Video streaming software solutions provider Broadpeak has had its Registration Document approved by France’s stock market regulator, l’Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF). This approval marks the first step in Broadpeak’s planned IPO on the Euronext Growth market in Paris, which remains subject to market conditions and AMF approval of the relevant prospectus. “Since its creation, […]

May 4, 2022By Colin Mann

SpaceX readies 46 Starlinks; stock split

Elon Musk will be hoping for more luck with a launch of 46 of his Starlink broadband satellites today (February 21st) at 9.44am EST time. The last batch of Starlinks launched on February 3rd saw 40 totally destroyed by a geomagnetic storm. This latest launch on a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space […]

February 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

SoftBank cancels Nvidia, Arm agreement

The planned purchase by Nvidia of software giant Arm Holdings from Japan’s SoftBank has been scrubbed. The financial community had for some time been doubtful that the deal would go ahead given that any combined semiconductor company was certain to face regulatory scrutiny. The cancellation also brings into question as to what SoftBank’s next move […]

February 8, 2022By Chris Forrester

Isotropic raises $37m

Isotropic Systems, a developer of transformational broadband terminal technologies, has raised over $37 million (€31.6m) in an equity financing round, which fully funds the development of its multi-link antennas through to product launch in 2022. The round is led by Seraphim Space Investment Trust PLC – the world’s first listed space tech fund – in […]

September 27, 2021

YahSat starts trading

Al Yah Satellite (YahSat) started trading on the Abu Dhabi stock exchange on July 14th. The company, backed by sovereign wealth fund Mubadala, confirmed that it expected its next satellite to launch in H2/2023. Ali Al Hashemi, the operator’s CEO, said: “The launch is [in] the second half of 2023 and by the second half […]

July 15, 2021By Chris Forrester

YahSat on course to raise $730m in IPO

The IPO for Al Yah Satellite Communications (YahSat) was priced at 2.75 Dirhams (€0.63) per share, in the middle of the proposed indicative range, and interest was strong. Currently owned by Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund Mubadala, the 40 per cent of the company of offer gives YahSat a market capitalisation of 6.7 billion Dirhams. […]

July 9, 2021By Chris Forrester

Yahsat targets $810m in IPO

Abu Dhabi’s Al Yah Satellite Communications (which trades as Yahsat) has set its indicative price range for its Initial Public Offering (IPO), and which shows it could raise up to 2.97 billion Dirhams (about $810 million) in what will be the first IPO on the Abu Dhabi stock exchange since 2017. The indicative range extends […]

June 28, 2021

YahSat confirms IPO

Al Yah Satellite Communications (which trades as YahSat) and is fully owned by Abu Dhabi’s $243 billion sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment, has hired Abu Dhabi’s Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank and HSBC Holdings as joint lead managers, according to an advertisement in local newspaper the National. YahSat currently has services covering […]

June 22, 2021By Chris Forrester

Seraphim plans London IPO

Venture Capital fund Seraphim, which describes itself as the world’s first space VC fund, is planning a London float and is working with banks. The plan, reported initially by Sky News, said that Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan were working with Seraphim on its initial public offering (IPO). Details could be confirmed within the next […]

June 9, 2021By Chris Forrester

UK: 2.5m behind on their broadband bills

Findings from advisory charity Citizens Advice suggest that 2.5 million people in the UK are behind on their broadband bills, with 700,000 of these falling into the red during Covid. The new research has also found some groups are particularly struggling. Young people and those with children under 18 are three times more likely to […]

June 7, 2021By Colin Mann