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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.

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July 2023

Served as financial advisor and placement agent to HostPapa in support of its acquisition of Deluxe Corporation’s Web Hosting Business

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$640,000,000

June 2023

Serving as financial advisor to Pegasus Digital Mobility Acquisition Corp. on its business combination with The SCHMID Group

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$3,500,000,000

August 2022

Served as financial advisor to Digital Realty Trust on its acquisition of Teraco Data Environments

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July 2022

Served as financial advisor to Star America Infrastructure Partners on its investment in Canadian Fiber Optics Corporation

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$200,000,000

May 2022

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

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May 2022

Served as financial advisor to ColdQuanta on its acquisition of Super.tech

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Digital Infrastructure & Services Coverage:

Digital Infrastructure

  • 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

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