Keeping Mergermarket Always On

Case study

Mergermarket partnered with Interxion and outsourced its data centre, ensuring 100%-availability of its market-leading M&A service portfolio.

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The Challenge

A merger or major acquisition is often a unique, one-off event in the lifetime of a company, so organisations have no chance to develop tried and tested methods to ensure that the process is carried out smoothly or that their decision was the right one. mergermarket addresses this need the latest technology. “We are an unrivalled source of deal history and intelligence,” said Rakesh Patel, Head of Operations. “mergermarket holds information on public and private deals across a range of sectors that can be searched using an exhaustive database.

This proprietary intelligence is available online to over 60,000 individual subscribers from more than 1,000 firms. Since mergermarket’s intelligence provides clients with information that can make or break a deal, it needs to be completely reliable, 100% available and absolutely consistent.”

Following reliability and quality-of-service issues with their previous provider, the mergermarket IT team used a balanced scorecard process to select a new data centre partner. They plotted important decision-making factors such as cost, location, flexibility, power availability, carrier count and room for growth.

We selected Interxion because of their flexibility, excellent technical reputation and because the high level of connectivity they provide us helps us keep our clients totally satisfied and ahead of their competition.

Solution

Interxion emerged as the clear winner, despite competition from a range of leading data centre operators. mergermarket made the decision to move its mission-critical equipment to Interxion’s data centre in the City of London. “We selected Interxion because of their flexibility, excellent technical reputation and because the high level of connectivity they provide us helps us keep our clients totally satisfied and ahead of their competition,” said Rakesh Patel. “In the near future we also intend to extend our relationship to include Interxion’s Secure Data Service (SDS), which will allow us to implement a global disaster recovery strategy.” data centre’s offices, and invited us to join their stand at a big industry event, which led to a number of opportunities for us.”

About Mergermarket

Mergermarket, part of The Mergermarket Group, is a mergers & acquisitions (M&A) intelligence and research service that tracks all M&A deals over EUR/USD 5m globally. Clients include the world’s leading legal and advisory firms, investment banks, hedge funds, private equity firms, fund managers and corporates. mergermarket employs an unrivalled network of dedicated M&A journalists based in 65 locations across the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle-East, and Africa. www.mergermarket.com