Data centers, Enterprise, Content, Private equity

EQT Acquiring EdgeConneX Data Centers?

EQT AB is seeking to buy EdgeConneX for roughly $2.5 billion, according to Bloomberg.

EQT is a Nordics-based investment firm. EdgeConneX is a Herndon, Virgina-based data center company backed by Providence Equity Partners, among others, Bloomberg Notes.

Providence Equity has been seeking $3 billion for EdgeConneX, according to PE Hub report in September 2019. EdgeConneX executives back in March 2019 denied rumors that the company was for sale, Data Center Knowledge reported at the time.

EdgeConneX: Data Center Company History

EdgeConneX, founded in 2009, builds data center solutions ranging from 40kW to 40MW or more. The company since 2013 has built over 40 data centers across North America, Europe, and South America, the firm's website indicates.

EdgeConneX also manages a proprietary database of 4 million buildings, 14 million businesses and 200,000 cell towers to determine ideal sites for new "Edge" data centers, the company says.

Who Is EQT AB?

EQT AB is an investment firm that has considerable experience in the technology market across software, managed services and infrastructure.

Among the private equity group's key acquisitions:

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