Digital Colony Partners/EQT Partners $8.2 billion acquisition of Zayo Group

Private acquisition

$ 8.2 billion




  • Investment firms Digital Colony Partners and EQT Partners have acquired communications infrastructure company Zayo Group in an $8.2 billion deal. 
  • In addition to the $8.2 billion acquisition price, the firms are taking on Zayo Group's $5.9 billion in debt. 
  • Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank acted as financial advisers for Digital Colony and EQT and Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan advised Zayo. 
  • The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2020. 

Kurt Stumpo - US Editor

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