Who: Equinix makes acquisition of TelecityGroup
When: January 2016
Cost: $3.8 billion
Earlier this year, Global interconnection and data centre company, Equinix announced the completion of its acquisition of TelecityGroup. The transaction was valued at around $3.8 billion.
Equinix, which has a total of over 145 data centres worldwide said, the acquisition was to enhance Equinix’s existing data centre portfolio, adding seven new markets in Europe and also provides customers with more ways to connect with other businesses around the world on Platform Equinix.
With over 40 data centres, Telecity’s locations more than doubles Equinix’s capacity in Europe. It was also to expand the company’s interconnection platform in key European markets.
Who: Equinix buys Digital Realty assets
When: August 2016
Equinix also recently completed the acquisition of Digital Realty’s operating business in Paris.
The location, where Equinix’s PA2 and PA3 international Business Exchange data centres were already located, adds to Equinix’s corporate strategy of acquiring assets.
An addition of 1,000 cabinets of sold capacity was added to the original 5,000 cabinets already held by the company within the two centres already located in Paris.
Digital Realty hosts 156 data centres, with over 33 global markets.
Who: Digital Realty acquires TelX
When: October 2015
Cost: $ 1.886 billion
Leading global provider of data centre solutions, Digital Realty, completed the acquisition of premier provider of data centre colocation, TelX.
The acquisition doubled Digital Realty’s footprint in the continuously growing colocation business, also building on the company’s real estate expertise and expensive global reach.
TelX now operates as Digital Realty’s colocation and connectivity line of business.
Next Generation Data (NGD)
Who: InfraVia acquired NGD
When: July 2016
Cost: £100 million
InfraVia Capital Partners made a transaction of £100 million to acquire the majority of Europe’s largest data centre Next Generation Data, based in Wales.
The NGD hub boosts a total of 750,000 sq ft of hosting floor and 180MW of power supplied by 100% renewable energy sources.
InfraVia’s investment has enabled NGD to accelerate growth in the future, used for expansions of existing UK data centres.
Who: Asian Consortium
When: September 2016
Cost: Over £2bn
The well-known commercial data centre firm, Global Switch, owned by two of the UK’s richest people, the Reuben brothers, announced a deal with Asian investors to sell half of the company.
The brothers bought the firm in 2004 when it was worth a value of £585m, it is now worth between £4.5 and £5bn.
Hosting 10 data centres in its fleet, which include sites in key markets London, Singapore and Hong Kong- with the remaining seven located in Europe.