Even after a recent record tech M&A run, dealmakers still had ambitious shopping plans in 2016. Across the globe, tech acquirers announced $500bn worth of transactions in the just-completed year, ranking 2016 as the second-highest annual total since the internet bubble burst. More than any other year, 2016 saw an expansion of buyers beyond the 'usual suspects,' as old-line companies got caught up in transforming their businesses through M&A.
As part of our end-of-year series of M&A analysis, we look at the deals that mattered in 2016 and assess the prospects for the next 12 months in the multi-tenant datacenter, hosting and managed services sector. Where will we see acquisitions, and who might be involved?
The company is finding success with cloud and other service providers, as well as a number of enterprise deals following a pivot in strategy and marketing campaigns. The diversity of Volta's floor space and more flexible contract terms are helping it attract new business.
This deal ensures Equinix can continue growth in a leading London market datacenter hub, but engineers must first work out their future with IO's prefabricated pods.
The colocation provider continues to pull connectivity-rich services into the UK with a strong pipeline already in place for Phase 1 of its newest build, an 11-story tower in London.
For some providers, 2017 will be about achieving scale. For others, it will be about services, while some will have to focus on finding a niche. Either way, the large will become larger, and the small more specialist, and investors will continue to stoke the fire for European service provision.
The acquisition of 29 datacenters expands Equinix's datacenter footprint in the US and Latin America, and strengthens the company's position in both markets.
Not content with sites acquired from TelecityGroup, Equinix is building another giant facility in Amsterdam, adding new phases to existing sites and increasing its connectivity options.
M&A activity continues across the European multi-tenant datacenter market with Keppel Data Centres Holding and the Alpha Data Centre Fund jointly announcing their intent to acquire the real estate and assets of an enterprise datacenter in Frankfurt that will be used for colocation operations.
New Alert Set
Failed to Set Alert