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TMT Investment Leader of the Year

Jasvinder Khaira, Sr. Managing Director, Blackstone

Fiber Deal of the Year

Gigapower (USA)

The joint venture between AT&T and BlackRock to form wholesale open access internet service provider Gigapower (estimated value at up to US$15bn).
Financial Advisor: Morgan Stanley (Sell Side)
Technical Advisor: Broadband Success Partners (Buy Side)

Digital Infra Financial Advisor – Value

For M&A deals announced between Jun 1, 2022 and May 31, 2023 and over $50m deal value

Morgan Stanley

Digital Infra Financial Advisor – Volume

For M&A deals announced between Jun 1, 2022 and May 31, 2023 and over $50m deal value

Bank Street

Digital Infra Legal Advisor – Value

For M&A deals announced between Jun 1, 2022 and May 31, 2023 and over $50m deal value

Sponsored by Grain Management

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Digital Infra Legal Advisor – Volume

For M&A deals announced between Jun 1, 2022 and May 31, 2023 and over $50m deal value

Latham & Watkins

Digital Infrastructure Growth Story

Sponsored by Grain Management

Boldyn Networks

Digital Infrastructure DD Advisor


Digital Infrastructure Investment Firm

For deals including the US$8.4bn acquisition of Switch and the US$1.5bn recapitalization of DataBank

TMT CEO of the Year

Raul K. Martynek, CEO, DataBank

TMT Rising Star Award – Deal Leader

Drew Walker, MD, Communications and Digital Infrastructure team, Berkshire Partners

TMT Rising Star Award – Deal Advisory

Jonathan Greenberg, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

Digital Infrastructure Financing Deal of the Year

Switch Data Centers (USA)

The debt financing package raised by DigitalBridge to support the take private acquisition and capital investment plans of Switch Data Centers, at a total value of US$6.8bn.
Banks: TD Securities (Joint Lead Arranger, Joint Bookrunner and Administrative Agent), Société Générale, Royal Bank of Canada, Citizens Bank, Truist Securities, Banco Santander, The Bank of Nova Scotia, and MUFG Bank (Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Lead Bookrunners).
Legal Advisors: Dechert LLP (lenders counsel) Latham & Watkins (Switch counsel), Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (DigitalBridge counsel)

Cloud and Managed Services Deal of the Year

Vonage Holdings (USA)

The take-private acquisition by Ericsson of publicly traded cloud communications company Vonage Holdings (NASDAQ: VG) for US$6.2bn.
Financial Advisors: Qatalyst Partners (Sell Side)
Legal Advisors: Weil Gotshal & Manges (Sell Side), Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Buyside)

Wireless Deal of the Year

ZenFi Networks (USA)

The acquisition by Boldyn Networks of ZenFi Networks for an undisclosed amount (estimated at US$700m – US$1bn).
Financial Advisors: Bank Street (Sell Side), J.P. Morgan (Buy Side)
Legal Advisors: Alston & Bird (Sell Side), Latham & Watkins (Buy Side)

TMT Banker of the Year

Richard S Lukaj, Senior Managing Director, Bank Street Group


Towers Deal of the Year

WOM tower sale (Chile)

The acquisition of 3,800 towers from WOM by Phoenix Tower International (PTI), at a total valuation of US$930m.
Financial Advisors: Citi (Sell Side) Scotiabank (Buy Side)
Legal Advisors: Allen & Overy, Albagli Zaliasnik (Sell Side), Greenberg Traurig, Choate Hall & Stewart, Barros Silva Varela & Vigil Abogados Limitada, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (Buy Side)

TMT Lawyer of the Year

Sponsored by Grain Management

Kemal Hawa, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Data Center Deal of the Year

American Tower DC business (USA)
The acquisition by Stonepeak of a 29% stake in American Tower's US datacentre business, CoreSite, at a total valuation of US$2.5bn.
Financial Advisors: J.P. Morgan, CDX Advisors (Sell Side) MUFG Bank (Buy Side)
Legal Advisors: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Sullivan & Worcester (Sell Side) Sidley Austin (Buy Side)