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Latham & Watkins Advises BAI Communications in Acquisition of ZenFi Networks

July 28, 2022
Multidisciplinary team represents the communication infrastructure provider as it expands its reach in the United States.

BAI Communications (BAI), a global shared communications infrastructure provider, announced that it has agreed to acquire ZenFi Networks, an East Coast-based provider of digital infrastructure solutions and innovator in small cell deployment, offload & roaming services, fibre connectivity, and network edge colocation. This agreement represents a significant growth opportunity for BAI in North America, building upon its existing connected infrastructure capability and operations in the region driven by BAI Group companies Mobilitie and Transit Wireless. It further progresses the company's vision to become a leading provider of connected 5G infrastructure across North America, and globally. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory clearances and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents BAI in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by Washington, D.C. partners Paul Sheridan and Victoria VanStekelenburg, with associates Cierra Warren, Adam Hurwitz, and Jill Rubinger. Advice was also provided on telecommunications matters by Washington, D.C. partner Matthew Brill; on tax matters by New York partners Gregory Hannibal and Eric Kamerman; on antitrust matters by Washington, D.C. partner Mandy Reeves and Washington, D.C. counsel Patrick English; on employee benefits and compensation matters by New York partner Jennifer Pepin; on environmental matters by Washington, D.C. partner James Barrett; on intellectual property matters by Washington, D.C. partner Morgan Brubaker; on real estate matters by New York Partner Dara Denberg; on compliance matters by Washington, D.C. partner Les Carnegie and Washington, D.C. counsel Timothy McCarten; and on insurance matters Los Angeles partner Drew Levin.