One Week – Four Data Center Acquisitions

Deals closed in Canada, UK, and Australia

Yevgeniy Sverdlik

December 3, 2015

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One Week – Four Data Center Acquisitions
Entrance to the London2 data center by Virtus (Source: Virtus)

It has been a particularly active week in terms of data center acquisitions. Four companies announced deals in Canada, the UK, and Australia. Here’s a roundup:

Rogers Buys Internetworking Atlantic in Canada

Canadian telecommunications giant Rogers has acquired Internetworking Atlantic, which operates a fiber network on the country’s east coast and provides data center services. IAI’s colocation facility in Halifax will be Rogers’ 16th data center in the country.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Virtus Buys Slough Data Center

UK data center service provider Virtus Data Centers bought a data center in Slough, just outside of London, from Infinity SDC. The deal doubles the company’s data center capacity, which is now 35 MW. Its other data centers are in Hayes and Enfield.

The acquisition, whose terms were not disclosed, follows a major investment in Virtus by Singapore’s ST Telemedia in January. ST Telemedia bought almost half (49 percent) of the UK company. The rest of Virtus is owned by a real-estate-focused fund manager called Brockton Capital.

iomart Acquires United Hosting for £7.5M

Cloud service provider iomart, based in Glasgow, has acquired United Hosting, a hosting company based in Hertfordshire, UK, where it also has a data center. United also leases data center space in London and Dallas.

The £7.5 million deal expands iomart’s managed hosting services capabilities for small and mid-size businesses. It is iomart’s second acquisition this year, following the purchase of cloud-focused IT consultancy SystemsUp in June.

Logicalis Buys Australian Provider Thomas Duryea

Logicalis, the major global IT service provider owned by South Africa-based Datatec, has acquired Thomas Duryea, a data center and cloud service provider in Australia, for an undisclosed sum. As part of the deal, Logicalis gains Thomas Duryea’s operations in Melbourne and Sydney.

The Australian company’s annual revenue is about $50 million, according to Datatec.

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