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MetroNet Announces New Investments from KKR and Oak Hill Capital

Paul, Weiss is advising U.S. fiber-optic broadband services provider MetroNet in a co-investment by KKR and Oak Hill Capital. As part of the transaction, Oak Hill, a long-time partner in MetroNet, and KKR, a new partner, will each make new investments to help accelerate MetroNet's growth in building and connecting fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) data, television and telephone services to homes and businesses. MetroNet is one of the fastest-growing providers of fiber optic high-speed broadband services in the nation. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not released.

The Paul, Weiss team includes corporate partners Angelo Bonvino, Brian Lavin, Caith Kushner, Lindsey Wiersma and Marco Masotti, and counsel Ji Lu and Philip Heimowitz; tax partner Lindsay Parks and counsel Shane Milam and Mashiho Yuasa; executive compensation partner Andrew Gaines and counsel Uri Horowitz; intellectual property partner Charles Googe; real estate partner Peter Fisch; litigation partner Aidan Synnott and counsel Steven Herzog; environmental counsel William O'Brien; and antitrust counsel Marta Kelly.

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