Digital 9, GPC, Cologix, Netrality

April 7th, 2022 by · Leave a Comment

Two inorganic moves, a recapitalization, and an FTTH project:

Digital 9 has made an inorganic move into the fixed wireless business in Ireland. They have spent €60M to acquire Host Ireland, which operates a microwave-based access network in the Dublin metro area with which it serves some 1,600 enterprise customers. Digital 9 was formed last year to buy Aqua Comms, and has since followed up with the acquisitions of Verne Global and SeaEdge UK1.

Great Plains Communications has completed the construction of its network out in Blair, Nebraska. They are now offering symmetrical gigabit internet services to both enterprise and residential customers in the city. Blair lies just to the north of the key market of Omaha, and GPC began their fiber rollout just last Spring.

Cologix’s balance sheet has officially been revamped. Stonepeak has closed on the recapitalization, which corresponds to some $3B in equity value. Ownership has passed from Stonepeak Infrastructure Fund II LP to a combination of Stonepeak entities and some new third party investors. Selling out is Mubadala Investment Company. Cologix operates 40+ facilities across 11 markets in North America.

And a data center has changed hands out in Indianapolis’ Indy Telcom campus. Netrality has announced the acquisition of the facility from 365 Data Centers, and will take on Midwest-IX and a host of service providers as colo customers. Netrality already acquired the campus itself last summer, a property spanning 11 buildings and 205,000 square feet of colo space.


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Categories: Datacenter · FTTH · Mergers and Acquisitions · Wireless

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