Marlink strengthens enterprise business with acquisition of customer base from Global Eagle Entertainment

Source: press release, 25 March 2021

photo: Marlink
photo: Marlink

Marlink, provider of smart hybrid network solutions, has announced the acquisition of customer contracts and assets from Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE), which has emerged from Chapter 11 restructuring.

As part of this deal Marlink has taken over more than 450 VSAT sites in five continents serving large humanitarian/NGO, embassy, oil and gas and mining customers as well as GEE’s African fixed site land business.

The transaction is the result of an efficient collaboration between Marlink and GEE teams which was aimed at structuring a deal ensuring service continuity for GEE’s NGO/humanitarian and enterprise customers.

This acquisition will further strengthen Marlink’s global leadership position and momentum in the enterprise satcom market serving NGO/humanitarian, energy/mining and government customers.

“Marlink welcomes GEE’s NGO/humanitarian and enterprise customers and is geared up to provide them with a best-in-class service given the depth of our experience and resources in these sectors,” says Alexandre de Luca, President, Enterprise, Marlink. “Marlink’s managed smart network solutions provide our customers with reliable, scalable and flexible connectivity and digital solutions that enables them to run their remote operations in more efficient, sustainable and safe ways.”