Wednesday Bytes: Macquarie, Interxion, Blackstone, HGC

November 4th, 2020 by · Leave a Comment

The votes are still being counted, yada yada yada.  Meanwhile, here are three data center deals and a IaaS expansion worth not missing in the meantime:

Macquarie’s appetite for telecom and internet infrastructure found another target today. Alaska Communications has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Macquarie Capital and GCM Grossvenor. It’s an all cash deal valuing the company at $300M including debt. It’s not a done deal yet though, Alaska Communications does have a go-shop clause for the next 30 days under which it can seek out a better offer.

Interxion has made an inorganic move over in southeastern Europe. Now a division of Digital Realty, Interxion has announced the acquisition of Lamda Hellix in Greece. Lamda Hellix operates two facilities on a data center campus in Athens, a new market for Interxion. It’s the most interconnected provider in the region and complements Interxion’s Marseilles footprint in the Mediterranian basin.

According to Capacity, COPT has done a deal with Blackstone Real Estate. The two have formed joint ventures worth $293M taking over eight single-tenant data centers covering some 1.3M square feet. It’s the expansion of an existing relationship, as Blackstone is buying or has recently bought stakes in eight other COPT locations.

And HGC is taking its bandwidth-on-demand offering to the world beyond Hong Kong. They have expanded the capability to Big Data Exchange’s data center in Singapore. They will be targeting the service at multinational corporations, ISPs, and OTT operators. No doubt they have their eye on other big markets in east Asia as well.

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Categories: Datacenter · Mergers and Acquisitions · SDN

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