Digital Colony Acquires Beanfield Technologies

Digital Colony, the global digital infrastructure investment platform of Colony Capital, Inc., and a leading investor, owner and operator of companies enabling the next generation of mobile and Internet connectivity, acquired Beanfield Technologies Inc. (Beanfield), an independent bandwidth infrastructure provider serving the enterprise, carrier and multi-dwelling unit markets in Toronto and Montréal through its owned fibre network. The move allows Digital Colony to increase Its fibre footprint in Canada’s Two Largest Metropolitan Areas.

The acquisition was partially financed through loans made under credit facilities arranged by affiliates of TD Securities (USA) LLC, Royal Bank of Canada and SunTrust Bank (collectively, the Joint Lead Arrangers).

Digital Colony’s legal team was led by Geoffrey Goldschein, its General Counsel and Managing Director.

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP acted as lead counsel to Digital Colony, with a team comprising Steven Levin, Cameron Rusaw, Gilles Comeau, Nir Servatka, Stuart Berger and Mathieu Taschereau (Corporate/M&A); Derek Vesey, Dan Wolfensohn and Ha Nguyen (Banking); Paul Lamarre and Andrew Ellis (Tax); Elisa Kearney (Regulatory); and Mark Firman and Rachel Lee (Labour & Employment). Jones Day LLP acted as counsel to Digital Colony in the United States regarding the financing, with a team comprising Sheel Patel and Elizabeth Mead (Banking). 

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP acted as counsel to Beanfield, with a team comprising Russel Drew, Sydney Kert and Mackenzie Clark (Corporate/M&A); Kevin Fritz (Tax); Michael Richards and Ryan Campbell (Labour & Employment); Catherine Pawluch (Regulatory); and Derek Bell (Litigation).

Paul Hastings LLP acted as counsel to the Joint Lead Arrangers in the United States, with a team comprising Randal Palach, Seth Chandler, Maciej Zielnik and Tess Peterson (Banking). Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP acted as counsel to the Joint Lead Arrangers in Canada, with a team comprising Michael MathesonNeil Katz, Charles McRoberts, Gabriel Bastien and Kerri Marks (Banking).

General Counsel at Decentral Inc. Bram Abramson acted as outside regulatory advisor to Digital Colony.