Debevoise Advises Windstream Holdings in Its Merger with Uniti Group

3 May 2024

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is advising Windstream Holdings in its merger with Uniti Group (NASDAQ: UNIT), resulting in a combined public company that will be owned approximately 62% by Uniti stockholders and 38% by Windstream equity holders. Certain of Windstreams’s largest equity holders, including Elliott Investment Management, will be rolling substantially all of their investment value into the combined company. For more information, please see the parties’ joint press release.

Windstream Holdings is a privately held fiber and cloud based communications company. Uniti Group Inc. is a real estate investment trust providing fiber and other wireless solutions for the communications industry.

The Debevoise team is led by M&A partners Kevin Schmidt and Jennifer Chu and includes M&A partner Jonathan Levitsky, counsel David Iozzi and Molly Stockley and associates Ilya Balabanovsky, Satyen Gupta, Margaret Howard and Sarah Jacobson, finance partner Ryan Rafferty, counsel Christopher Rosekrans, associate Matthew Sacco and law clerk Shefit Koboci, employee benefits and executive compensation partner Franklin Mitchell and associates Josh Herzka and Isadore Shamah, tax partners Michael Bolotin and Rafael Kariyev, associates Sabrina Hsieh and David Simpser and law clerk Lauren Lin, capital markets partners Benjamin Pedersen and Steven Slutzky and associates Mary Aertker, Jacqueline de Jong, Michael Pan and Michael Stephan, antitrust partner Ted Hassi and counsel Kyra Bromley and national security partner Rick Sofield.