Private equity firms are taking over data center market observing a trend of highest mergers and acquisitions took place in 2019 than that in past five years.
According to Synergy Research Group, private equity accounted for a massive 80 percent of all data center acquisitions that closed in 2019, driving data center M&A to new heights.
From 2015 to 2019, the two largest investors that standout from the pack are Digital Realty and Equinix, the world’s two leading colocation providers. In aggregate, they account for 31 percent of total deal value over the period. https://www.crn.com/news/data-center/private-equity-firms-are-taking-over-the-data-center-market