White & Case Advises Brookfield Infrastructure in its Acquisition of Cincinnati Bell Inc.
Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Brookfield Infrastructure, a global infrastructure company, in connection with the US$2.6 billion acquisition of Cincinnati Bell Inc. (CBB). CBB provides telecommunications and IT services to residential and business customers in areas of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Hawaii.
The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2020 subject to satisfaction of closing conditions. The transaction will result in CBB becoming a privately held company.
Brookfield Infrastructure is a leading global infrastructure company that owns and operates high-quality, long-life assets in the utilities, transport, energy and data infrastructure sectors across North and South America, Asia-Pacific and Europe.
The White & Case team that advised on the transaction was led by partners Oliver Brahmst and Michael Deyong, and included associates Adam Cieply, Jordan Kobb, Sedi Asem, Marina Safonova and Jennifer Djavaherian (M&A); partner Henrik Patel, associates Robin Heszkel and Scott Schilson (ECB); partner Steven Lutt and associate Julianne Prisco (Real Estate); partner Seth Kerschner and associate Brittany Curcuru (Environmental Law); partner Sang Ji and associate Grayson Weeks (Tax Law); partners Ian Cuillerier, Kenneth Suh, Andrew Weisberg and Charles Pesant and associates Rhys Bortignon, Matthew Danforth and Abigail Simon (Capital Markets); partners Justin Wagstaff and Binoy Dharia and associates Shana White and Evan Rahn (Bank Finance); partner Arlene Arin Hahn and associates Neeraj Shah and Mark Kim (Technology Transactions) —all in New York. In addition, the White & Case team included partner Steven Chabinsky and associate Paul Pittman (Cybersecurity); partner Farhad Jalinous and counsel Keith Schomig (CFIUS)—all in Washington, DC.
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