Viasat’s Acquisition of Euro Broadband Infrastructure Sàri

Baker McKenzie advised Viasat on the deal.

Viasat, a global communications company, completed the purchase of Euro Broadband Infrastructure Sàri, the wholesale broadband services business created as part of Viasat’s former partnering arrangement with Eutelsat Communications.

Eutelsat initially owned 51% of EBI, and Viasat the remaining 49% interest. With the purchase of the 51% controlling interest in EBI for €140 million, Viasat now gained 100% ownership of the KA-SAT satellite and related ground infrastructure, which provides satellite coverage over Europe and the Mediterranean region.

The Baker McKenzie team was led by Alexander Fischer (Picture), Matthias Trautmann and Patricia Reichmuth, and included the following team members from Zurich: Urs Zenhaeusern, Boris Wenger, Alexander Blaeser, Markus Wolf, Roger Thomi, Susanne Liebel-Kotz, Valentina Hirsiger, Corinne Nacht, Laurence Witschi, Beau Visser and Cathrin Marxer. Amsterdam: Florian Fehres and Magalie Zindel. Barcelona: Valeria Enrich and Anna Zaragoza. Berlin: Alexander Ehrle. Brussels: Dominique Maes, Geert Bovy, Olivier Van Baelen, Thomas Gernay, Lien Willems and Joost Vynckier. Düsseldorf: Heiko Gotsche and Celina Anna Zaim. Istanbul: Duygu Gultekin, Dilara Kesir and Sanem Elif Erkut. London: James Adams, David Hart, Andrew Matheson and Naomi Inns. Madrid: Rosemary Mafuz, Laura Gonzalez and Maria Angeles Caba. Milan: Alberto Fornari, Ludovico Rusconi, Francesco Florenzano, Elisa Impala and Giuditta Lodesani. Rome: Raffaele Giarda, Antonio Lattanzio, Jacopo Liotta and Daniele Pitrolo. Paris: Charles Baudoin, Guillaume Le Camus, Stephane Davin, Christian Blomet, Alain Sauty De Chalon, Guillaume Nataf, Damien Berruyer, Charlotte Genot, Karima Hanifi, Robin Gaulier, Sophie Caulliez and Sarah Belahcen. Washington: John Fedele.

Involved fees earner: James Adams – Baker McKenzie; Charles Baudoin – Baker McKenzie; Sarah Belahcen – Baker McKenzie; Damien Berruyer – Baker McKenzie; Alexander Blaeser – Baker McKenzie; Christian Blomet – Baker McKenzie; Geert Bovy – Baker McKenzie; Maria Angeles Caba – Baker McKenzie; Sophie Caulliez – Baker McKenzie; Stéphane Davin – Baker McKenzie; Alexander Ehrle – Baker McKenzie; Valeria Enrich – Baker McKenzie; Sanem Elif Erkut – Baker McKenzie; John Fedele – Baker McKenzie; Florian Fehres – Baker McKenzie; Alexander Fischer – Baker McKenzie; Francesco Florenzano – Baker McKenzie; Alberto Fornari – Baker McKenzie; Robin Gaulier – Baker McKenzie; Charlotte Genot – Baker McKenzie; Thomas Gernay – Baker McKenzie; Raffaele Giarda – Baker McKenzie; Laura Gonzalez – Baker McKenzie; Heiko Gotsche – Baker McKenzie; Duygu Gultekin – Baker McKenzie; Karima Hanifi – Baker McKenzie; David Hart – Baker McKenzie; Valentina Hirsiger – Baker McKenzie; Elisa Impalà – Baker McKenzie; Naomi Inns – Baker McKenzie; Dilara Kesir – Baker McKenzie; Antonio Lattanzio – Baker McKenzie; Guillaume le Camus – Baker McKenzie; Susanne Liebel-Kotz – Baker McKenzie; Jacopo Liotta – Baker McKenzie; Giuditta Lodesani – Baker McKenzie; Dominique Maes – Baker McKenzie; Rosemary Mafuz – Baker McKenzie; Cathrin Marxer – Baker McKenzie; Andrew Matheson – Baker McKenzie; Corinne Nacht – Baker McKenzie; Guillaume Nataf – Baker McKenzie; Patricia Reichmuth – Baker McKenzie; Ludovico Rusconi – Baker McKenzie; Alain Sauty de Chalon – Baker McKenzie; Roger Thomi – Baker McKenzie; Matthias Trautmann – Baker McKenzie; Olivier Van Baelen – Baker McKenzie; Beau Visser – Baker McKenzie; Joost Vynckier – Baker McKenzie; Boris Wenger – Baker McKenzie; Lien Willems – Baker McKenzie; Laurence Witschi – Baker McKenzie; Markus Wolf – Baker McKenzie; Celina Zaim – Baker McKenzie; Anna Zaragoza – Baker McKenzie; Urs Zenhäusern – Baker McKenzie; Magalie Zindel – Baker McKenzie;

Law Firms: Baker McKenzie;

Clients: Viasat AB;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler