euNetworks and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners have announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement, through which Stonepeak will acquire a majority interest in the company, the companies said.
The transaction will also provide euNetworks with up to $500 million of committed growth capital for both organic and inorganic development. For Stonepeak the investment represents an ideal platform to enter the bandwidth infrastructure market. Brady Rafuse will remain the Chief Executive Officer of the company and the existing euNetworks investors will continue to hold a material interest in the company´s new capital structure.
euNetworks owns and operates dense fibre based metropolitan networks in 14 cites, connected by an intercity backbone covering 49 cities in 15 countries. These networks directly connect into over 300 data centres and more than 1,300 further cell towers, cable landing stations and enterprise buildings. As a horizontally integrated bandwidth infrastructure provider, euNetworks is focused on delivering scalable, fibre based solutions to a customer base that is at the centre of the communications revolution. Customer needs have shaped euNetworks´ program of network investment and development, delivering a highly differentiated footprint to the market.
euNetworks is a bandwidth infrastructure provider, owning and operating 14 fibre based metropolitan networks connected with a high capacity intercity backbone covering 49 cities in 15 countries. The company leads the market in data centre connectivity, directly connecting over 300 today. euNetworks is also a cloud connectivity provider, directly connecting 13 cloud platforms with access to a further 7. The company offers a targeted portfolio of metropolitan and long haul services including Dark Fibre, Wavelengths, and Ethernet. Wholesale, finance, content, media, data centre and enterprise customers benefit from euNetworks´ unique inventory of fibre and duct based assets that are tailored to fulfil their high bandwidth needs.
Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners is an infrastructure private equity firm. Stonepeak invests in businesses comprised of hard assets with market positions primarily in the following sectors: Communications, Energy, Power & Renewables, Transportation, Utilities, & Water. Stonepeak, founded in 2011 and headquartered in New York, currently manages approximately $11.3 billion of capital for its investors.