December 1, 2023

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Linklaters advises Vodafone on strategic partnership with GIP and KKR for Vantage Towers | Deals

Linklaters has advised Vodafone on its strategic partnership with a consortium of long-term infrastructure investors led by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and KKR. To this end, Vodafone will contribute its stake in Vantage Towers, a leading tower company in Europe, to the joint venture.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals. In the course of the transaction, a takeover offer will be made to the outside shareholders of Vantage Towers at an offer price of EUR 32 per Vantage Towers share. As part of the transaction, a Business Combination Agreement was concluded with Vantage Towers. It is further intended to implement a domination and profit and loss transfer agreement with the bidder as dominating entity and Vantage Towers as dominated entity and/or, if a shareholding of 95% of the share capital is reached, a squeeze-out of the minority shareholders of Vantage Towers.

Linklaters is advising with a cross-border and cross-sector team led by Kristina Klaaßen-Kaiser (Partner, European Head of Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf), Stephan Oppenhoff (Partner, Corporate/M&A, Frankfurt) and Dr Christoph van Lier (Counsel, Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf).

Other team members are Iain Fenn (Partner, Mainstream Corporate, London), Annamaria Mangiaracina (Partner, Antitrust & Foreign Investment, Brussels), Jens Hollinderbäumer (Partner, Corporate/M&A, Berlin), Andreas Müller (Partner, Private Equity/M&A, Frankfurt), Ian Callaghan (Partner, Banking, London), Julian Cunningham Day (Partner, TMT/IP, London), Sebastian Benz (Partner, Tax, Düsseldorf), Rene Döring (Partner, Employment, Frankfurt), Christoph Barth (Partner, Antitrust & Foreign Investment, Düsseldorf), Alexander Schlee (Partner, Capital Markets, Frankfurt), Michael Leicht (Partner, TMT, Frankfurt), Jorge Alegre (Partner, Capital Markets, Madrid), Dominic da Gama Campos (Partner, Mainstream Corporate, London), Carmen Burgos (Partner, Mainstream Corporate, Madrid), Lara Hemzaoui (Partner, Mainstream Corporate, Madrid), Ugo Orsini (Partner, Mainstream Corporate, Mailand), Bolko Ehlgen (IP/Dispute Resolution, Frankfurt), Gabriel Cabellko (Partner, Real Estate, Madrid), Jana Hager, (Counsel, Public Law, Berlin), Julian Böhmer (Counsel, Tax, Düsseldorf), Erik Venot (Counsel, Antitrust & Foreign Investment, Brussels), So Yeon Um (Counsel, TMT/IP, London), Ulli Janssen (Counsel, Corporate/M&A, Frankfurt), Jo Jimenez (Counsel, Banking, London), Marleen Wessel (Counsel, Mainstream Corporate, Amsterdam), Martin Rojahn (Counsel, Capital Markets, Frankfurt), Sebastian Klingen (Counsel, Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf), Thilo Zimmermann (Counsel, Corporate/M&A, Frankfurt), Belen Lavandera (Counsel, Employment, Madrid), Anna-Livia von Lüdinghausen (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf), Carl Sanders (Managing Associate, Private/Equity/M&A, Frankfurt), Martin Otto (Managing Associate, Public Law, Berlin), Laura von Samson-Himmelstjerna (Managing Associate, Real Estate, Frankfurt), Dianne Devlin (Managing Associate, TMT/IP, London), Christopher Scholz (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf), Ashleigh Sinclair (Managing Associate, TMT/IP, London), Thomas Ford (Managing Associate, Mainstream Corporate, London), Francesco Eugenio Pasello (Managing Associate, Mainstream Corporate, Mailand), Sebastian Plötz (Managing Associate, Antitrust & Foreign Investment, Düsseldorf), Annelie Krasenbrink (Associate, Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf), Julian Krantz (Associate, Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf), Ibrahim Toksöz (Associate, Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf), Kevin Eisenschmidt (Associate, Corporate/M&A, Frankfurt), Alexander Krieg (Associate, Corporate/M&A, Frankfurt), Matilde Faglia (Associate, Antitrust & Foreign Investment, Brussels), Karolis Pocius (Associate, Antitrust & Foreign Investment, Brüssel), Elena Stamenkovic (Associate, Antitrust & Foreign Investment, Brussels), Julia Tolmach (Associate, Real Estate, Frankfurt), Rachel Varnam (Associate, TMT/IP, London), Cindy Ling (Associate, Mainstream Corporate, London), Ignacio Moreno (Associate, Mainstream Corporate, Madrid), Kye-Ren Cheong (Associate, Mainstream Corporate, London), Tim Ulmers (Associate, IP/Dispute Resolution, Frankfurt), Sophie Kruppa (Associate, Employment, Düsseldorf), Magdalena Schwarz (Associate, Tax, Düsseldorf), Dr. Haakon Michling (Associate, Tax, Düsseldorf).