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Data Center Buyout: ServerFarm Acquires 5NINES

Data center developer and operator ServerFarm has acquired 5NINES Global Holdings, a UK-headquartered global colocation data centre provider. Financial terms were not disclosed.

All of 5NINES’ employees, customers, subsidiaries, operations, and assets will be integrated into ServerFarm’s global business.

ServerFarm is headquartered in Los Angeles and operates data center facilities in Chicago and London, England. The deal expands ServerFarm’s network to several new locations around Europe and the United States and improves its ability to deliver digital transformations for global enterprises, the company said.

5NINES has operated since 2016, acquiring data centers owned by global enterprises. The company’s operational subsidiaries operate in the US, Finland, the Netherlands, and the UK. Each of these will become part of ServerFarm Global’s operations, adopting the ServerFarm brand and operating model, the company said.

The founders of 5NINES and ServerFarm say they will accelerate 5NINES’ “Enterprise to Public” data center solution, which is designed for clients looking to move from private to outsourced data center assets and operations.

ServerFarm Acquires 5NINES: Executive Perspectives

Avner Papouchado, CEO, ServerFarm
Avner Papouchado, CEO, ServerFarm

Avner Papouchado, ServerFarm's CEO, commented on the news:

“We are delighted to have acquired one of the world’s most innovative data center operators. This acquisition not only extends our global data center footprint, but also provides a platform to help more customers by repeating a well-proven model. We built ServerFarm because we recognized that global enterprise customers are looking to be released from owning and operating cost- and capital-intensive data center and IT infrastructure and move to more cloud-like as a service, flexible model. This acquisition positions ServerFarm to help more customers around the world realize this objective, and our significant portfolio and services combined with 5NINES’ innovation will define how enterprise data center owners deliver digital strategies for years to come.”

5NINES Chairman Justin Gilbert, explains:

“It’s a great pleasure to see that our vision for Enterprise to Public data centers, underpinned by proven customer contracts, has been recognized by ServerFarm as being a game-changer. We are looking forward to working with the team at ServerFarm to help more customers take advantage of the incredible opportunities to transform their business.”

This deal comes on the heels of ServerNow announcing the completion of a $200 million credit facility led by TD securities as part of a recapitalization.