Telecoms

We advised Ardian, a leading private equity firm, on its investment in the Alsatis Group... Read more

We advised Ardian, a leading private equity firm, on its investment in the Alsatis Group, a French national IP network operator, integrator, and internet access provider specializing in the “white spot” and “grey spot” markets not covered by traditional telecom operators.

The investment, which demonstrates Ardian’s support for unique, high-growth companies, will boost the Alsatis Group’s French market position and support robust growth in its domestic market and the United States.

A team of lawyers in our Paris office advised on the transaction.

We advised Barings LLC, a global investment management firm, in connection with two transactions in... Read more

We advised Barings LLC, a global investment management firm, in connection with two transactions in which EIP Holdings, LLC, a Barings-managed entity, sold a portfolio of telecommunications infrastructure and ground assets.

The portfolio sold was comprised of a number of strategically aggregated telecommunications assets spanning 42 U.S. states.

Our Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. offices led the transaction, with support from our environmental, private equity, real estate, and tax practices.

We advised Facebook on its US$5.7 billion investment for a 9.99% stake in Jio Platforms... Read more

We advised Facebook on its US$5.7 billion investment for a 9.99% stake in Jio Platforms, the biggest telecom operator in India and subsidiary of Reliance Industries.

Facebook’s investment in Jio Platforms is reported to be the largest minority tech investment in history and the largest foreign direct investment in the Indian tech sector.

Lawyers in our Silicon Valley office led the transaction, with support from our Denver, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. offices and our intellectual property, international trade, and regulatory practices.

We advised Helios Towers Plc, a leading telecom infrastructure company, on its acquisition from Free... Read more

We advised Helios Towers Plc, a leading telecom infrastructure company, on its acquisition from Free Sénégal, a mobile network operator in Senegal, for the acquisition of 1,200 telecom sites for an upfront cash consideration of €160 million.

The transaction aligns with Helios Towers’ strategic ambitions to broaden its footprint within the African towers infrastructure market.

Our Paris team led the transaction, with support from our commercial, infrastructure and projects, real estate, and tax practices.

Telecoms

“They put together a team that has a lot of business experience… They were available, creative, responsive, and practical.”

Chambers USA, 2020

350+

Telecoms lawyers

Band 1

Telecoms and Broadcast: Transactional
Legal 500 US, 2020

Sector performance

As the world grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic, the telecoms sector became even more essential to how society operates. The sector has proven resilient, and deal activity was sustained throughout 2020.

Telecoms deals were influenced by a demand for long-term 5G rollout and a pursuit by acquirors to optimize the full value of telecoms infrastructure assets within their portfolio of resources. In Europe, as conglomerates pursued streaming platforms and data-driven advertising, the number of telecoms deals increased year-on-year by an extraordinary multiple.

Hogan Lovells activities

In 2020, our Telecoms industry sector hosted a number of events focused on the increased need for virtual connectivity. Our webinars covered hot topics like the importance of payments to the growth of connected devices, and advances in appliances allowing transacting and paying remotely.

We hosted a session on the telecom sector lessons learned from COVID-19 in the EU and next steps for liability and regulation. This session explored how IoT products have been helping tackle the global pandemic, and provided an overview on the European Commission’s antitrust inquiry into IoT consumer-related products and services within the EU.

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M&A Year in Review | 2020

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