MoU signed on African East to West fibre project

Smart Africa Alliance, Africa50 and Bayobab – previously MTN GlobalConnect – have signed an MoU to support the fibre optic cable Project East to West

Spectrlite acquires Ncell from Axiata

Spectrlite has acquired Axiata’s 80% stake in Ncell Axiata holding company, Reynolds, for a fixed consideration of $50 million. The transaction marks the completion of Axiata’s plan to withdraw from Nepal, after concluding that the continuation of its operations in the country had become unsustainable

Shell divests European retail businesses to Octopus

Shell subsidiary Impello has closed the sale of Shell Energy Retail in the UK and Germany to Octopus Energy Group

Microsoft ploughs £2.5bn into UK AI infrastructure

Microsoft has committed £2.5 billion to UK AI digital infrastructure over the next 3 years, looking to more than double its data centre footprint

Tritax EuroBox sells Swedish site to data centre owner

UK-based property company Tritax Eurobox has sold a redevelopment site in Malmö, Sweden, to an unnamed data centre owner-occupier for $21.37 million

Stonepeak acquires 49% stake in Cellnex Nordics

Investor Stonepeak has completed its acquisition of a 49% stake in the Swedish and Danish operations of Cellnex Telecom for €730 million, with €558 million recognised upfront

Mitratel buys 803 telecom towers in Indonesia

Mitratel, Indonesia’s largest telecommunications firm, has purchased 803 towers for around $113 million

IJInvestor Awards 2023 – Placement Agent, Europe – Campbe...

Campbell Lutyens completes the clean sweep of awards, having won in the placement agent category at every single IJInvestor Awards night – all 5 of them – since launch in 2019

IJInvestor Awards 2023 – Technical Adviser, EMEA – Arup

Arup completes the clean sweep of having won all the primary technical advisory trophies at the IJInvestor Awards since this category was created in 2020

IJInvestor Awards 2023 – Legal Adviser, Europe – Orrick

Orrick was chosen by the independent panel of judges to win the IJInvestor Award for legal advisory in Europe with one lauding it for having “played a key role on some of the leading regional transactions”

IJInvestor Awards 2023 – Financial Adviser, EMEA – Rothsc...

Rothschild & Co proved to be a popular choice with the independent panel yet again… winning it financial adviser of the year again for the EMEA region at IJInvestor Awards

IJInvestor Awards 2023 – Debt Fund Manager, Europe – EDRAM

Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management has won the Europe award in the debt fund manager category at IJInvestor Awards 2023, admired by the independent panel of judges for its bold strategy

IJInvestor Awards 2023 – Institutional Investor, APAC – A...

The scale of the investments and the focus on impact pushed Aware Super’s submission over the line to take the IJInvestor Institutional Investor Award for APAC

IJInvestor Awards 2023 – Digital Infra Acquisition, Africa

The investment by IFC in Safaricom Ethiopia and guarantees by MIGA to drive telecoms roll-out across the country wins the IJInvestor Award for digital infrastructure in Africa

IJInvestor Awards 2023 – Social Infra Acquisition, Europe

The acquisition by John Laing / KKR of AMP Capital’s Irish infrastructure portfolio wins the social infrastructure award for Europe with one of the judges labelling it “incredibly complex” and a “standout transaction for 2022”