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.



We advise clients on:

Communications infrastructure
  • Data centers – Hyperscale to Edge
  • Fiber
  • Towers – Macro, Small Cell, DAS
Communications services
  • Wireless
  • Wireline
Cloud and managed services
  • Traditional managed hosting
  • Public and hybrid cloud management
  • Application management
  • Edge services



Today, Solomon Partners is an independently-run affiliate of Natixis, part of Groupe BPCE, a top ten European and top 20 global bank. Our partnership provides our clients with global coverage across the Americas, EMEA and APAC.

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