Advising clients Throughout the Communications Ecosystem
We advise on strategic M&A and financing and our extensive relationships with strategic operators and financial investors – private equity, infrastructure, pension, sovereign wealth, alternative asset managers – facilitates access to multiple pools of capital for our clients. By harnessing the strength of Natixis’s international presence and meaningful balance sheet, our clients benefit from global financing capabilities.
The Telecommunications Group is led by industry veteran Joseph Valenti. Mr. Valenti has advised on a number of notable transactions, including, among others: the sale of Datapipe to Rackspace; the sale of KIO Networks’ fiber assets to American Tower; the acquisition of Vodafone’s 45% stake in Verizon Wireless by Verizon; the sale of Cologix to Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners; the sale of Telx to Digital Realty; the acquisition of Earthlink by Windstream; the sale of Telecity to Equinix; and the acquisition of AboveNet by Zayo.
Served as financial advisor and placement agent to Strategic Capital on its formation of a $1.5+ billion data center investment platform, Strategic Datasphere
Serving as financial advisor to I Squared Capital on its pending acquisition of KIO Networks
Serving as financial advisor to Hawaiki on its sale to BW Group
Served as financial advisor to Wyyerd on its growth equity raise from The Carlyle Group
Served as financial advisor to SummitIG
Served as financial advisor to Vero Fiber Networks on its investment from Ariet Capital
Served as financial advisor to AxiaTP’s majority equity holders in the Company’s restructuring
Served as financial advisor to StackPath and lead placement agent on its Series B round of equity financing led by Juniper Networks, Inc. and Cox Communications Inc.
Served as financing provider to Stonepeak in its acquisition of Xplornet.
Served as financial advisor to majority equity holder in its recapitalization with a leading global infrastructure investor.
We advise clients on:
- Data centers – Hyperscale to Edge
- Towers – Macro, Small Cell, DAS
Cloud and managed services
- Traditional managed hosting
- Public and hybrid cloud management
- Application management
- Edge services
NEWS & INSIGHTS
Joe Valenti: “Fundamental need for more ubiquity in digital infrastructure” – Datacloud Borderless Keynote
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