57 GT attorneys collaborated on the transaction
MIAMI – May 5, 2017 – A multioffice team of attorneys with international law firm Greenberg Traurig P.A. represented longtime client Medina Capital, a Miami-based private equity firm that focuses on investing in companies in the cybersecurity, data analytics and IT infrastructure sectors, in a joint venture with BC Partners, a leading international private equity firm. The two private equity firms have closed on the acquisitions of CenturyLink, Inc.’s portfolio of data centers and associated colocation business and of Medina Capital’s security and data analytics portfolio. Estimated at an approximate value of $2.8 billion, the combined assets launch a new business operating under the name Cyxtera Technologies, Inc.
Cyxtera creates a global data infrastructure platform by incorporating dozens of data centers with various security and data analytics services from Medina Capital. It brings together a global data center footprint and a modern hybrid-and-cloud-ready security portfolio. The financing for this transaction was underwritten by Barclays, Citigroup, Citizens, Credit Suisse, HSBC, Jefferies, JP Morgan and Macquarie.
In total, 57 attorneys collaborated on the transaction. Miami Co-managing shareholder Jaret L. Davis, with assistance from Miami shareholders Victor Semah and Drew M. Altman, led the core team of 17 attorneys from various practice areas. They included shareholders Manny R. Valcarcel IV (Miami), Daniel D. Gordon (Chicago), Ejim Peter Achi (New York), Audry X. Casusol (New York), Stephen M. Pepper (New York), Todd D. Wozniak (Atlanta), Renee A. Latour (Washington, D.C.), Harry J. Friedman (Fort Lauderdale), Richard M. Cutshall (Chicago), Evan A. Kanter (Miami), and Noam Lipshitz (Fort Lauderdale); of counsel Cyril T. Brennan (Washington, D.C.) and Rachel B. Cohen-Deano (Chicago); and associates Jasmine Zacharias (Miami), Maria Jose Dobles Madrigal (Miami), Taylor J. Berman (Miami), and Sandy Chiu (Miami).
“Cyxtera truly represents Miami coming into its own,” said Davis. “To have an infrastructure company and network of its size and scope based in Miami and led by Miami’s pre-eminent technology executive illustrates well Miami’s positioning among other cities as a jurisdiction in which major tech innovation is occurring.”
The new company will be an immediate leader in the global colocation market, with more than 3,500 customers and 2.6 million square feet of raised floor capacity and is well-positioned within some of the fastest-growing segments of the information security market.
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