Phoenix Tower International Announces Transaction with Cellnex to Acquire 1,900 Wireless Sites in Ireland

Phoenix Tower International (PTI) announces it has entered a definitive agreement with Cellnex Telecom to acquire 100% of Cellnex’s business in Ireland. The transaction will expand PTI’s Irish business by adding approximately 1,700 mobile telecom sites and approximately 200 land locations that accommodate third-party wireless sites.

The acquisition underscores Phoenix Tower International’s commitment to fostering growth in Ireland and contributing to the enhancement of the country’s telecommunications infrastructure. This strategic transaction is poised to bring substantial benefits to both the Irish population and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) operating in the region.

“We are delighted to announce this strategic transaction with Cellnex after a successful transaction in France which signifies a significant step forward in Phoenix Tower International’s expansion in Europe,” commented Dagan Kasavana, CEO of PTI. “This acquisition demonstrates our commitment to Ireland, and we are eager to contribute to the development of robust and advanced telecommunications infrastructure that will benefit both the Irish people and our valued Mobile Network Operator partners. We appreciated the Cellnex team’s constructive approach and hard work to sign this transaction.”

Cellnex CEO Marco Patuano stressed that “the sale of our business in Ireland – at an appropriate valuation – is one further step within the company’s ‘Next Chapter’, in line with our strategy, to achieve the goal of consolidating, simplifying our corporate structure and focusing our efforts in the existing growth opportunities in the main markets in which we operate. We want to recognize PTI’s readiness and swift decision-making and look forward to closing the deal on due time.”

Nomura is serving as exclusive financial advisor and Arthur Cox is serving as legal counsel to PTI. Barclays and Santander are serving as financial advisors and Matheson is serving as legal counsel to Cellnex.

About Phoenix Tower International

PTI will, pro forma for this transaction and contracted deployments, own and operate over 29,000 telecom towers throughout Europethe United StatesLatin America and the Caribbean. In Europe, PTI is present in several countries including FranceItalyIrelandGermanyMalta and Cyprus.

PTI was founded in 2013 with a mission to be a premier site provider to wireless operators across the world in high-growth markets. PTI’s investors include funds managed by Blackstone, Wren House, USS and various members of the management team and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. For more information, please visit www.phoenixintnl.com

About Cellnex Telecom

Cellnex is Europe’s largest operator of towers and telecom infrastructures, enabling operators to access an extensive network of telecommunications infrastructures on a shared-used basis, helping to reduce access barriers and improve services in the remote areas. The company manages a portfolio of over 138,000 sites, including planned rollouts up to 2030, across 12 European countries, with significant presence in SpainFrance, the United KingdomItaly, and Poland. Listed on the Spanish stock exchange, Cellnex is a constituent of the IBEX 35 and Euro Stoxx 100 indices and holds prominent positions in major sustainability indexes, including CDP, Sustainalytics, FTSE4Good, MSCI and DJSI Europe. For more information, please visit www.cellnex.com