How Atlas Towers intends to build a significant presence in South Africa

We spoke to Nathan Foster, entrepreneurial leader of the fast-growing Atlas Towers, about where he sees opportunity in the African tower market

Read this article to learn:

  • Why Atlas Towers chose to enter the South Africa market
  • How South Africa differs from the US market, both in terms of operations and operator perceptions
  • Why an IPO for one of the PE-backed members of Africa’s ‘Big Four’ could be considered unlikely
  • How a middle market towerco can structure itself to be both entrepreneurial and deliver strong operational results

With the ‘land grab’ over and the big towercos competing for the last substantial sale and leaseback tower deals to come to market, middle market towercos and new entrants into the African market need to think quickly and creatively to carve a niche which will deliver the targeted return on capital invested. For the first…

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