Amber Infrastructure has sold NextGenAccess to ITS Technology Group, a portfolio company of Aviva
NextGenAccess is a neutral-host managed fiber infrastructure service provider. Headquartered in London, it specializes in custom, scalable and cost-effective core and access dark fiber network connectivity solutions. NextGenAccess is a wholesale provider to its carrier, data center operator, service provider and mobile network operator customer base. The company predominantly uses PIA and also has “Path to Collaboration” status to build out from Openreach infrastructure to create new lead-ins, overcome congestion and blockages in existing ducts and maintain route diversity.
Lincoln International provided guidance on the strategic options available, took a hands-on approach in preparatory support and managed the entire transaction process and negotiation of key commercial terms to a successful completion. Headquartered in Cheshire, England, ITS Technology Group designs, builds and operates wholesale full fiber networks. ITS is a portfolio company of Aviva, having raised £145 million following two rounds of funding.
Mark Weller, Managing Director at NextGenAccess, commented, “All parties were extremely happy with the outcome, following a successful approximately four-year period with Amber Infrastructure. The clear advice and day-to-day support from Lincoln to both the shareholders and management was imperative in achieving the desired result.”
Chris Brooks, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Technology, Media & Telecom Group, stated, “We thoroughly enjoyed working with NextGenAccess’ management team and shareholders in all aspects of the transaction and in securing an excellent partner to support the company’s future growth. The transaction represents another successful deal for our growing digital infrastructure practice.”
We are very pleased with the outcome from this transaction. Lincoln provided excellent advice, both maximizing value for all shareholders, and guiding management throughout the process. We believe ITS to be an excellent partner for the business going forward and wish the team every success.
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