$900M DigitalGlobe-GeoEye Merger Earns Antitrust Nod

Law360, Los Angeles (January 9, 2013, 6:11 PM EST) -- Longmont, Colo.-based DigitalGlobe Inc. has received antitrust clearance by the U.S. Department of Justice for its $900 million buyout of fellow satellite imagery company GeoEye Inc. after a three-month probe, DigitalGlobe Inc. announced Wednesday.

The DOJ’s approval removes a roadblock from the planned Jan. 31 merger of the two geospatial imaging firms, pending approval from the Federal Communications Commission and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, DigitalGlobe said Wednesday.

DigitalGlobe hailed the development in a Wednesday statement, saying the deal was supported by shareholders from both...
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