CityFibre’s £29 Million Acquisition of Entanet


Gowling WLG advised the shareholders of longstanding client Entanet Holdings on its £29 million sale to Cityfibre Infrastructure Holdings plc, which completed on 1 August 2017. The acquisition of Entanet by CityFibre formed part of CityFibre’s successful £200 million capital raising announced last month.

The shareholders include funds managed by Mobeus Equity Partners.

ntanet is a wholesale communications infrastructure provider that uses third party networks to deliver a wide range of connectivity and telecommunications products and services to internet service providers. It is headquartered in Telford, where it employs 115 people and generates c.£35 million. The acquisition will substantially increase CityFibre’s wholesale capabilities and its relationships with service providers, thereby extending CityFibre’s channels to market.

CMS advised CityFibre on its acquisition of Entanet. CityFibre is a designer, builder, operator and owner of fibre optic infrastructure in the UK.

Gowling WLG advised the shareholders of Entanet Holdings with a team including Andy Stylianou (Picture), Jeff Elway, Chelsie Taylor and Mark Knight (M&A), Hannah Swindle (Employment) Julian Pallett and Tom Stockley (Banking and Finance) Luke Kempton and George Sevier (IP), Phil Clissitt and Elizabeth Napier (Real Estate), Zoe Fatchen and Tom Rank (Tax) and Fabiano Iesini (Corporate).

Involved fees earner: Andy Stylianou – Gowling WLG; Jeffrey Elway – Gowling WLG; Mark Knight – Gowling WLG; Chelsie Taylor – Gowling WLG; Fabiano Iesini – Gowling WLG; Hannah Swindle – Gowling WLG; Julian Pallett – Gowling WLG; Tom Stockley – Gowling WLG; Luke Kempton – Gowling WLG; George Sevier – Gowling WLG; Phil Clissitt – Gowling WLG; Elizabeth Napier – Gowling WLG; Zoe Fatchen – Gowling WLG; Tom Rank – Gowling WLG;

Law Firms: Gowling WLG;

Clients: Mobeus Equity Partners LLP; Entanet Holdings Limited;