Viasat Inc., a global communications company, has completed its acquisition of RigNet Inc.
RigNet provides global, end-to-end, secure managed communications service and installation capabilities. The RigNet team will continue to be primarily based out of Houston, Texas, with additional operations around the world. The RigNet team will join Viasat’s global enterprise and mobility business, led by business president, Jimmy Dodd.
“RigNet will bring extensive sector expertise, an established customer base and a global communications delivery infrastructure to help further accelerate Viasat’s ability to provide high-quality, ubiquitous, affordable broadband connectivity and communications to the hardest-to-reach locations around the globe,” said Rick Baldridge, Viasat’s president and chief executive officer. “With the close of this transaction, we look forward to integrating RigNet and its global team into the Viasat family. Their technology, culture and customer philosophy are a strong complement to Viasat. Together, we believe we can further expand Viasat’s portfolio diversification strategy and solve customers’ toughest communications challenges.”