International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised independent mid-market infrastructure investment manager, Ancala Partners LLP., on its acquisition, through its funds, of a majority interest in a group of leading Netherlands-based fibre-to-the-office network providers, including Fore Freedom B.V. and Glasvezelgroep Nederland B.V. with the 100% owned labels Fore Freedom, EasyFiber and Solid Fiber Networks.
The acquisition, made through parent company FORE Freedom Holdings B.V., completed on 21st September 2018. FORE Freedom and Glasvezelgroep Nederland develop, own and operate fibre-to-the-office (FttO) networks in business parks across the Netherlands, providing connections to corporates with speeds of up to a market-leading 1Gbps. The group operates an open-access model, allowing a broad range of internet service providers to operate via the networks, resulting in flexibility and choice for end-subscribers.
The Osborne Clarke team in Amsterdam was led by Herke van Hulst and consisted of Marie-Louise Weeda, Michelle Pagie, Guusje Cornelissen, Peter van der Horst, Cars-Jan van Gool and Arlette Vrolijk.
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