Zayo Group Holdings Inc. reported the early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 in connection with the proposed acquisition of the company by affiliates of Digital Colony Partners LP and the EQT Infrastructure IV fund.
The termination of the waiting period under the HSR Act satisfies one of the conditions to the closing of the pending transaction, the company said Aug. 1.
Upon closing of the transaction, Zayo shareholders will receive $35 in cash per share of Zayo's common stock in a transaction valued at $14.3 billion, including the assumption of $5.9 billion of Zayo's net debt obligations.
The closing of the deal continues to be subject to other conditions, such as regulatory clearances relating to review and clearance by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. and the receipt of certain foreign antitrust approvals, as well as Federal Communications Commission and state public utility commission approvals.
The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2020.