KWM advises Brookfield Infrastructure on strategic acquisition

Deal was a global collaboration involving lawyers from Sydney, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Singapore

KWM advises Brookfield Infrastructure on strategic acquisition

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) advised Brookfield Infrastructure on its recent purchase of AT&T’s global data centre colocation operations in conjunction with King & Spalding LLP.

The transaction is valued at $1.1 billion and includes 31 data centres across five continents. The centres will be operated by a newly created and wholly owned subsidiary of Brookfield, Evoque Data Center Solutions, which will now provide colocation services to more than 1,000 business customers, in partnership with AT&T’s wider enterprise offering.

A global collaboration, the KWM team advising Brookfield was led by partner Adrian Perkins and included lawyers from the firm’s offices in Sydney, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Singapore.

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“We are delighted to have leveraged our global platform and deep local expertise to assist Brookfield to complete this international transaction, which will see them enter into a strategic partnership with AT&T and become a part of its global colocation ecosystem,” said Perkins. “The data centres will be added to Brookfield’s existing portfolio of more than $75 billion in global infrastructure assets.”

In joining AT&T’s global colocation ecosystem program, Brookfield will now contribute to the over 350 data centres available to business customers around the world.

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