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Ropes & Gray Advises on Sale of Pulsant, One of the UK’s Leading Data Centre Providers

Practices: Private Equity, Finance, Real Estate Investments & Transactions, Tax, Antitrust, Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity

Ropes & Gray has advised Pulsant, one of the leading nationwide providers of data centre and cloud infrastructure in the UK, on its sale from Oak Hill Capital and Scottish Equity Partners to Antin Infrastructure Partners.

Pulsant owns and operates a portfolio of ten data centres across seven cities in the UK. It provides essential data centre and cloud infrastructure, including colocation, private cloud, and network connectivity to a loyal base of over 1,000 private enterprise and public sector customers.

Following completion of the acquisition, Antin will work with Pulsant’s experienced management team, led by CEO Rob Coupland and CFO Brad Petzer, to implement a clear growth strategy underpinned by further investment to continue developing the strong existing platform and network footprint.

The Ropes & Gray team was led by private equity transactions partner Helen Croke, with associates Laura Kayani and Sam Kahan and trainee Abbey Shaw. Other members of the London-based team included finance associates Pinar Celebi and Hoey Lee, private equity real estate associates David Broome, Harriet Banner and Nick Steynberg, tax associate David Johns, antitrust counsel Lisa Kaltenbrunner and privacy, data protection and cybersecurity partner Rohan Massey and associate Edward Machin.

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