Bird & Bird advises Cellnex on sale of private networks division to Boldyn Networks

Bird & Bird is pleased to announce that it has advised Cellnex Telecom SA on the sale of its private networks division to Boldyn Networks Europe Limited.

Cellnex is Europe’s largest operator of wireless telecommunications infrastructure, providing telecom operators access to a wide network of telecommunications infrastructure on a shared-use basis, contributing to reduce access barriers and improving services in the most remote areas.

This complex cross-border transaction required various approvals including from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of the Finnish Government. It involved carve-out reorganisations in the UK, Spain, France and Finland, requiring multi-disciplinary input from Bird & Bird lawyers across eight jurisdictions.

Nick O'Donnell, partner in the Corporate team in the UK, led the deal alongside Pauline Vos, partner in the Corporate team in the Netherlands. Speaking about the transaction, Nick said, "This deal underscores the strength of our international team and our ability to navigate complex, cross-border transactions. We are delighted to have assisted Cellnex on this strategic sale and look forward to seeing the continued growth of both companies in the telecommunications sector."

The Bird & Bird team also consisted of corporate team members Richie Lamb (senior associate, UK), William Alms (associate, UK), Jephta Zantinge (associate, the Netherlands), Maria Carlsson (partner, Finland), Jonathan Wikström (senior associate, Finland), Marc Seeger (partner, Germany), Anne-Cecile Hansson (partner, France), Gersende Rollet (associate, France), Lourdes Ayala (partner, Spain), Alberto Rodriguez (counsel, Spain), Mónica Sangalli (associate, Spain), Pablo Vílchez (associate, Spain).

And from our Commercial team: Willy Mikalef (partner, France), Melanie Bercot (counsel, France), Roxane Olivier (associate, France), Riikka Aarikka (senior associate, Finland), Maria Karpathakis (associate, Finland), Anthony Rosen (legal director, UK), Emma Drake (legal director, UK).

And from our UK Tax team Emily Patel (senior associate) & Simon Gough (legal director).

 

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