Ropes & Gray Advises Altice Europe on Financing Aspects of €2.5bn Telecom Tower Business Sale

In The News
June 25, 2018

Ropes & Gray has advised Altice Europe on the financing aspects of its sale of equity stakes in its telecommunication tower businesses in France and Portugal for a total cash consideration of €2.5bn. 

The deal involves Altice Europe entering into exclusive negotiations with the US investment fund KKR on the sale of a 49.99% stake in its to-be-formed French tower company, which will group its 1,200 tower sites in France and valued at €3.6bn. Simultaneously, Altice Europe has entered into an agreement with a consortium composed of Morgan Stanley Infrastructure and Horizon Equity Partners for the sale of 75% stake of its newly formed Portuguese tower company, with a portfolio of 2,961 tower sites and valued at €660 million. 

The Ropes & Gray team was led by finance partner Michael Kazakevichand associate Ana Biloglav, both based in London. 

Franklin advised Altice on the M&A aspects of both deals.