Webber Wentzel: How to accelerate infrastructure sharing transactions

Due diligence, regulatory uncertainty, tax and deal structuring considerations slow deals

Read this article to learn:

  • The ‘homework’ operators should undertake to prepare a proper data room
  • The tax qualification of tower leases
  • How delays can occur in the licensing of towercos
  • Whether tower transactions should be structured as an asset transfer or as the acquisition of a newco
  • Are MNOs willing to sell assets to towercos part owned by their competitors?

Most potential tower transactions that come to market in sub-Saharan Africa eventually close. But the most common complaint is the amount of time it takes to close the deal. Webber Wentzel, a truly African law firm, has considerable knowledge of African towers having, amongst others, secured finance and advised on bids for IHS Africa. TowerXchange…

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