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Macquarie Acquires AirTrunk Data Centers: Report


Macquarie Group has acquired Australian data center provider AirTrunk for A$3 billion (US$2.1 billion), according to Bloomberg. AirTrunk CEO Robin Khuda will retain a minority stake in the business, the report says.

This is M&A Deal Number 34 that ChannelE2E has covered in 2020. See the complete M&A deal list here.

AirTrunk's previous owners were Goldman Sachs Group and TPG Six Street Capital.

Macquarie Group Acquires AirTrunk: About the Companies

Macquarie Group is a Sydney, Australia-based investment bank and financial services firm. The company has extensive experience in the data center market.

Macquarie's investment and ownership stakes include:

  • Bluebird Network, a data center and network services provider in Columbia, Missouri.
  • Aligned Energy, a data center provider headquartered in Plano, Texas, with additional locations in Dallas, Texas; Virginia; Phoenix, Arizona; and Salt Lake City, Utah.

AirTrunk is a hyperscale data center provider with locations across the Asia-Pacific region (APAC) -- including Sydney and Melbourne, Australia; Singapore and Hong Kong. More APAC locations are coming soon, AirTrack's website indicates.

Robin Khuda, founder and CEO, AirTrunk

Key AirTrunk partners include Datacom, one of Australia's largest professional IT services companies, and StarHub, a provider of IT, communication and connectivity services.

ChannelE2E has not independently confirmed Macquarie's acquisition of AirTrunk.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.