Advising clients on Expanding Access to Critical Digital Infrastructure
We believe that access to the digital infrastructure and services ecosystem is essential to how we function and thrive as individuals and communities around the world. From data centers that store and process data, to the fiber routes that carry data and the towers that beam out wireless signals, we rely on digital infrastructure and the services that tie this ecosystem together to communicate, work, and play in our day-to-day lives.
Our Digital Infrastructure & Services team advises corporate and financial clients on a range of advisory assignments including mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, minority investments, private & public capital raises, fairness opinions, valuations and restructurings.
As a trusted partner in this sector, our team advises a range of corporate clients from early-stage entrepreneurs and sponsor-backed platforms, to publicly traded global corporations. We deliver a differentiated domain of expertise developed through our experience in communications, real estate, infrastructure, technology and services. With our extensive relationships in the global investor community, we serve as the bridge connecting corporate clients who need access to capital, with investor clients looking for attractive opportunities.
The practice is led by industry veteran Irtiaz Ahmad. With over 15 years of experience, including $200 billion of combined advisory and financing transactions across the world, Mr. Ahmad draws on his entrepreneurial start in the internet community to advise clients on their most important, strategic journeys. Combined with a high level of senior commitment and our dedicated execution team, we offer a seamless client experience focused on results. We take pride in our high success rate and are intentionally selective with our engagements where we are best positioned to deliver exceptional results for our clients.
Served as financial advisor to Digital Realty Trust on its acquisition of Teraco Data Environments
Served as financial advisor to Star America Infrastructure Partners on its investment in Canadian Fiber Optics Corporation
Served as exclusive financial advisor and placement agent to Archer Datacenters on its joint venture partnership with Evoque, a portfolio company of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners
Served as financial advisor to ColdQuanta on its acquisition of Super.tech
Served as financial advisor to Pegasus Digital Mobility Acquisition Corp., a next-generation mobility sector-focused SPAC founded by Strategic Capital Fund Management, in its $200 million IPO
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.
Advised ATX Communications in Chapter 11 proceeding
Advised Access.1 Communications Corp. and was an agent in the placement of Convertible Preferred Stock
Advised the company in a private equity placement.
Advised Access.1 Communications Corp. in placement of Credit Facility
Advised the company on its sale to Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Advised the company on its acquisition of OmniCall
Digital Infrastructure & Services Coverage:
- Data Centers – Hyperscale to Edge
- Wired Communications – Fiber, Cable, Wireline
- Wireless Communications – Macro Towers, Small Cells, DAS, Fixed Wireless
- Edge Computing
- Digital Mining
Digital Infrastructure Management Services
- Engineering, Procurement & Construction
- Design, Installation & Maintenance
- Facilities Management
- Asset Management
- Power Management & Optimization
Digital Infrastructure Managed Services
- Cloud & Managed Infrastructure
- Managed Cloud Services
- Managed Applications
- Managed Security
- Managed Communications
- Professional IT Services
- Digital IT Solutions
NEWS & INSIGHTS
Joe Valenti: “Fundamental need for more ubiquity in digital infrastructure” – Datacloud Borderless Keynote
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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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