Digital 9 Infrastructure plc’s £300 Million Initial Public Offering

Carey Olsen, Taylor Wessing and Philip Lee supported Digital 9 Infrastructure’s London Stock Exchange listing.

Raising gross proceeds of £300 million, the ordinary shares of Digital 9 Infrastructure have been admitted to trading on the Specialist Fund Segment of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) Main Market. The company will invest in a range of digital infrastructure assets, including subsea and terrestrial fibre, data centres, tower infrastructure and small cell networks.

Following its admission to trading, Digital 9 Infrastructure has confirmed the acquisition of Aqua Comms, a platform owning and operating approximately 14,300 km of trans-Atlantic subsea fibre systems.

Working alongside onshore counsel Taylor Wessing, the Carey Olsen team advising on the Jersey legal and regulatory aspects of the project comprised partner James Mulholland (Picture), counsel Colin Masterton and associate Miriam Doukhan.

The Philip Lee team included Jonathan Kelly and Ita O’Sullivan.

Taylor Wessing’s team was led by corporate partner Will Belcher with the support of Charlotte Chambers, Amy Coburn, Katie Fellows, Joe Cooper, Kevin Howard, Nicole Ng Yuen and Shaun Brewster (Corporate), Liz Wilson and Madison Lawler (Tax), Lauren Clarke and Katie Fry-Paul (Financial Services Regulatory), Alan Evans and Louise Tobutt (Real Estate) and Angus Finnegan (Technology, Media & Telecommunications).

Involved fees earner: Miriam Doukhan – Carey Olsen; Colin Masterton – Carey Olsen; James Mulholland – Carey Olsen; Jonathan Kelly – Philip Lee; Ita O’Sullivan – Philip Lee; William Belcher – Taylor Wessing; Charlotte Chambers – Taylor Wessing; Lauren Clarke – Taylor Wessing; Amy Coburn – Taylor Wessing; Joe Cooper – Taylor Wessing; Alan Evans – Taylor Wessing; Katie Fellows – Taylor Wessing; Angus Finnegan – Taylor Wessing; Katie Fry-Paul – Taylor Wessing; Kevin Howard – Taylor Wessing; Nicole Ng Yuen – Taylor Wessing; Louise Tobutt – Taylor Wessing; Liz Wilson – Taylor Wessing;

Law Firms: Carey Olsen; Philip Lee; Taylor Wessing;

Clients: Digital 9 Infrastructure;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler