KWM advises Brookfield Infrastructure on strategic acquisition

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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.

“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.