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Portland Presence at #SatelliteInnovation2018

Portland Presence at #SatelliteInnovation 2018

 

Portland’s Head of Telecoms, Nick Flitterman, spoke on two different panels at the prestigious satellite innovation industry event in Mountain View, California. Covering topics from financing strategies to LEO constellations, Nick was joined by representatives from Seraphim Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, Melody Capital Partners and Goldman Sachs in lively debates about financing opportunities and trends in the satellite industry.

For further information contact Nick directly on +44 7973 481330 or at nick.flitterman@portlandadvisers.com

By Nick Flitterman

Portland Ranked Top Financial Advisor in 2016

Portland Top of the Charts

The league tables are out, and Portland Advisers has been confirmed by Infrastructure Journal as no.1 Financial Advisor by value in 2016 following a very successful year. This follows the closure of transactions such as Yamal LNG and OCTP, and confirms Portland’s well established position as a leading Financial Advisor in the key infrastructure sectors globally.

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By Nick Flitterman

More accolades for Portland’s Seabras-1 Financing

More accolades for Portland’s Seabras-1 Financing

Following the award earlier in the year from Global Trade Review, Portland’s financing of the Seabras-1 cable project was today awarded the  “Perfect 10 ECA Finance Deal of the Year” by the prominent international magazine Trade & Export Finance. This award is given to the world’s best projects in the export credit agency/project finance market.

The Perfect 10 Award is the second award this quarter to recognize Seabras-1 as the first export credit agency-backed project financing of a subsea cable project in the 160-year history of the global telecommunications industry.

For more information, contact Nick Flitterman on +44 20 7185 8385 or nick.flitterman@portlandadvisers.com

By Nick Flitterman

European Telecom’s Deal of the Year award for O3b Networks

European Telecom’s Deal of the Year award for O3b Networks

The awards keep on rolling in for financings advised on by the Portland team. This time it’s the O3b Networks financing for its satellite constellation expansion that has been named “European Telecom Deal of the Year” by the Infrastructure Journal at their ceremony in London.

O3b stands for the “other three billion”, a reference to nearly half of the world’s population that is not adequately served with broadband internet access due to the absence of a backbone of super-fast fibre-optic cable connections in many regions. Now successfully operational and meeting both its developmental and economic goals, Portland has guided O3b’s management team through it’s multiple financings and various stages of growth and is delighted to have played its part in what has become the fastest growing satellite company in the sector.

For further information, contact Nick Flitterman on +44 20 7183 8385 or nick.flitterman@portlandadvisers.com

 

 

By Nick Flitterman

Portland’s Seabras-1 financing named “Best Deal of 2015”

Portland’s Seabras-1 financing named “Best deal of 2015”

Following the achievement of Financial Close late in 2015, the landmark nature of the transaction has now been recognised as the Seabras-1 cable project was awarded “Best Deal of 2015” by Global Trade Review. Seabras-1 is the first Export Credit Agency-backed project financing of a subsea cable project in the history of the global telecommunications industry.

For further information, contact Nick Flitterman on +44 20 7183 8385 or nick.flitterman@portlandadvisers.com

By Nick Flitterman

Portland closes $500m financing for Seaborn Networks

Portland closes $500m financing for Seaborn Networks

Nick Flitterman and James Benbow from Portland’s telecom team advised Seaborn Networks on the successful project financing for the new Seabras-1 subsea cable connecting New York and Sao Paolo. The senior debt will be guaranteed by the French Export Credit Agency, COFACE, and funded by a bank syndicate of Natixis, Santander, Commerzbank and Banco Intesa. Equity will be provided by Partners Group. The transaction is a landmark deal as the first ECA-backed project financing in over 10 years.

More about Seaborn and the Seabras-1 project can be found here on the company website, or visit our case study page here.

For further information contact Nick Flitterman on +44 20 7183 8385 or nick.flitterman@portlandadvisers.com

 

By Nick Flitterman

Portland advises O3b on a further $460m of financing

O3b Networks closes $460M of new financing to expand its constellation

Continuing the successful relationship with O3b Networks that started with its original financing in 2010, Portland’s Nick Flitterman and Darryck Luiz advised the company on completing its fourth financing in 6 years to fund the expansion of the constellation from 12 to 20 satellites in response to a growing customer demand.

More information on O3b and its successful start to operational life can be find on the company website here.

For further information on this transaction or in relation to satellite financing, contact Nick Flitterman on +44 20 7183 8385 or nick.flitterman@portlandadvisers.com

 

By Nick Flitterman

Flitterman Chairs Panel at TMT Finance Conference

In the conference season, Nick Flitterman, Portland’s Head of Telecom’s, chaired a panel discussion amongst bankers and financing executives at TMT Finance’s annual M&A forum in London on 14th March.

With representatives from BNP Paribas, Investec, the EBRD, Digital World Capital and Houlihan Lokey, Nick guided the panel through a lively discussion of topical financing issues including the high level of liquidity in the leveraged bank market for telecom credits, the ups and downs of the high yield bond market and needs of banks as they assess credit proposals for telecom infrastructure projects.

For further information see the TMT Finance website here or contact Nick directly on +44 (0) 20 7183 8385 and at nick.flitterman@portlandadvisers.com

 

By Nick Flitterman

Portland Panelist at Telecom Finance 2013 Conference

On 30th January, demonstrating his continued thought leadership in the sector, Nick Flitterman, Portland’s Head of Telecoms, joined a distinguished panel of bankers and finance executives at Telecom Finance’s annual conference in London to discuss a number of topical issues and trends in financing telecom infrastructure projects today.

The panel debated topics such as pressure on bank margins, growing use of ECAs in the sector, the improving level of liquidity in the bank market as European banks start to re-enter the fray, and the increasing presence of Chinese banks in funding telecom projects.

For further details see the Telecom Finance website here or contact Nick directly on +44 (0) 20 7183 83 85 or at nick.flitterman@portlandadvisers.com

 

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Portland Presence at #SatelliteInnovation2018
Portland Ranked Top Financial Advisor in 2016
More accolades for Portland’s Seabras-1 Financing
European Telecom’s Deal of the Year award for O3b Networks
Portland’s Seabras-1 financing named “Best Deal of 2015”
Portland closes $500m financing for Seaborn Networks
Portland advises O3b on a further $460m of financing