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Osborne Clarke advises Morrison & Co on its acquisition of leading Dutch fibre connectivity business


Written on 20 October 2020

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised Morrison & Co on the acquisition of a majority interest in Fore Freedom Holdings B.V., a fibre-to-the-premises network business in the Netherlands, from funds managed by Ancala Partners. The purchase has been made on behalf of the Morrison & Co Growth Infrastructure Fund, which invests in infrastructure growth platforms with data connectivity as a core focus areas.

Fore Freedom is a developer, owner and operator of fibre networks to businesses across the Netherlands, providing connections with speeds of up to a market-leading 1 Gbps. With a client list including leading blue-chip businesses, Fore Freedom operates an open-access model, enabling a wide range of internet service providers to operate via its networks, resulting in cost competitive flexibility and choice for end-subscribers.

Morrison & Co is a purpose-driven infrastructure investor managing around US$10.5 billion of global funds. It supports innovative, sustainable businesses that deliver essential services for local communities.

The Osborne Clarke team in the UK was led by Partner Sarah Knight who was supported by Senior Associate Jonny Gait, Partner Erika Jupe and Associate Helena Zaba. Partner Herke van Hulst led the team in the Netherlands and was supported by Senior Associates Marie-Louise Weeda, Tax partner Job van der Pol and Maurits Hofman.

Osborne Clarke is a recognised industry leader in infrastructure. Our infrastructure team supports clients on a diverse mix of projects in jurisdictions around the globe, from accommodation, defence, energy, health and IT through to all forms of transport, social infrastructure and waste management.

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