Phoenix Tower closes agreement with Bouygues Telecom to own and operate 4,000 Sites in France

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Blackstone portfolio company Phoenix Tower International (Phoenix) announced the closing of an agreement with Bouygues Telecom to develop approximately 4,000 newly constructed wireless towers over 12 years across France outside the Very Dense Area. This transaction significantly expands Phoenix's footprint in France, and solidifies the company's leadership position in Europethe United StatesLatin America, and the Caribbean.

Phoenix and Bouygues Telecom have established a long-term partnership in the form of a Phoenix-controlled joint venture which will own and operate the sites. Some of the sites will be deployed as part of Bouygues Telecom's "New Deal Mobile" regulatory obligations of targeted mobile radio coverage improvements, accelerated mobile radio rollouts alongside transportation routes. With attractive size and coverage, the JV is very well positioned as an infrastructure operator of choice in the market.

Natixis and ING acted as financial advisors to Phoenix.

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