Linklaters has advised InfraVia Capital Partners on the acquisition of 50% of iliad Group’s interest in Polski Światłowód Otwarty sp. z o.o. (PŚO”, formerly FiberForce sp. z o.o).

 PŚO, Poland’s biggest open access broadband network, that owns the UPC network infrastructure in Poland will be jointly controlled by InfraVia and Play.

InfraVia Capital Partners, a private equity firm specialised in infrastructure and technology investments, and Play Group, one of Poland’s leading fixed, digital TV and mobile convergent players, operating Play and UPC brands, pave the way for providing access to high-speed connectivity to 6 million homes in Poland, using existing infrastructure and through further significant investments. The network will be available for all telecommunication operators in a wholesale, open-access model.

The Linklaters Warsaw team was composed of Klaudia Królak, counsel, Magdalena Szewczyk and Szymon Renkiewicz, managing associates, Natalia Burchardt-Mroczkowska, senior associate, Łukasz Czerepak and Adam Usiądek, associates, Jakub Gerula and Jan Kwiecień, junior associates in Corporate/M&A, Adrianna Sołtysiak, junior associate in Energy & Infrastructure, Mikołaj Bieniasz, of counsel, Jan Jurga and Michał Nocoń, senior associates in Tax, Szymon Sieniewicz, managing associate, and Sandra Słowik, junior associate in TMT/IP, dr Anna Laszczyk, managing associate in Antitrust & Foreign Investment, Łukasz Burakowski, managing associate, and Jakub Korobczuk, junior associate in Employment, and Ewa Sinkiewicz, senior associate in Real estate.

The Paris office was also involved in this transaction, including Florent Mazeron, partner, Benjamin Prévost, managing associate and Espérance Ait Bachir, associate in Corporate/M&A.