DLA Piper has advised VimpelCom on the acquisition of IBS DataFort. Nektorov, Saveliev & Partners advised the seller. Alrud reportedly also advised VimpelCom.
"With IBS DataFort’s digital infrastructure and expertise, the acquisition will enable VimpelCom to expand its portfolio of business-to-business and business-to-government cloud services," DLA Piper informed. "VimpelCom also plans to use this platform to develop further products and integrated solutions in the area of cloud technologies, cybersecurity, big data, and the internet of things."
VimpelCom is a Russian mobile operator working under the Beeline brand. The company belongs to global connectivity and internet services provider Veon.
IBS DataFort is a cloud IT infrastructure and information security services provider, focusing on developing a cloud platform. The company offers managed services for private, public, and hybrid clouds to process the full range of business tasks, including cloud services for large and medium-sized businesses, such as infrastructure, platform, software, and information security as a service.
The DLA Piper team was led by Moscow-based Partner Steffen Kaufmann and London-based Partner Ben Forgiel-Jenkins and included Moscow-based Legal Director Mukhamed Evloev, Senior Associates Azamat Abdulmenov and Zaurbek Timaev, and Associate Alexander Mysov, as well as Leeds-based Legal Director Paul Routledge and Associate James Croft.
The Nektorov, Saveliev & Partners team consisted of Partner Alexander Nektorov, Senior Associate Nadezhda Minina, and Associate Bulat Khalilov.