Dechert Advises on Sale of Conterra Networks

June 30, 2020

Dechert is advising Court Square Capital Partners and Conterra Networks on the sale of Conterra Networks to APG and Fiera Infrastructure. Conterra is one of the largest independent broadband infrastructure companies in the United States. The transaction was announced on June 30, and closing of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions including required regulatory approvals.

Dechert has advised Conterra on a number of acquisitions in recent years, including its acquisition of Networks USA in 2018, Network Communications Telecom in 2018, and Broadplex in 2017. These followed Dechert’s role advising Court Square Capital Partners on its acquisition of Conterra in 2014, and serves as a prime example of Dechert’s investment life cycle approach to private equity.  

Court Square is a middle market private equity firm with one of the most experienced investment teams in the industry. Since 1979, the team has completed over 230 investments, including several landmark transactions, and has developed numerous businesses into leaders in their respective markets. Court Square invests in companies that have compelling growth potential within the business services, general industrial, healthcare, and technology and telecommunications sectors. The firm has $7.2 billion of assets under management and is based in New York, N.Y.

The Dechert team includes corporate partners Ken Young and Adam Rosenthal, and corporate associates Paul Bennett, Dorothy Hill, Gurbir Sandhu and Barrett Schitka. Partner Sara Gelb and associate Emily Lozada are advising on finance aspects; partner Edward Lemanowicz and associate Elizabeth Guidi are advising on tax aspects; and partner Eric Rubin and associates Aryeh Zuber and Andrew Braid are advising on employee benefits aspects of the transaction.

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