KVH Incorporates Videotel

KVH Incorporates Videotel

first_imgzoom KVH Industries, Inc., World Headquarters, Middletown, RI, U.S.A.KVH Industries, Inc., has acquired Videotel, a provider of maritime training services, video, animation, e-Learning computer-based training (CBT), and interactive distance learning courses. “We already offer maritime companies crew connectivity through our mini-VSAT Broadband network, including Internet café, Voice over IP phone calls, and crew entertainment services via our IP-MobileCast™ service. With this acquisition, we will now also offer an extensive library of seafarer training courses and related training services,”  said Martin Kits van Heyningen, KVH’s chief executive officer. The $48.9m transaction is anticipated to be accretive to KVH earnings per share in 2014.The company financed the transaction from its cash on hand and proceeds from a new credit facility.The audited financial statements of the acquired Videotel group companies showed annual combined revenues in 2013 of $23.9m, of which approximately 93% was derived from multi-year subscription-based services.During 2013, Videotel’s combined gross profit margin was approximately 73%.Press Release, July 4th, 2014last_img

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