Digital Realty indgår aftale om at købe Teraco

Strategisk handel gør Digital Realty til den førende datacenterudbyder i Afrika og accelererer pan-afrikansk ekspansion

7 januar 2022

Austin, Texas - 3. januar 2022 - Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), verdens største udbyder af carrier- og cloud-neutrale datacenter- , colocation og interkonnektivitetstjenester, meddeler i dag, at firmaet har indgået en endelig aftale om at erhverve en majoritetsandel i Teraco, Afrikas førende carrierneutrale colocation-udbyder fra et konsortium af investorer, herunder Berkshire Partners og Permira, i en transaktion, der vurderer Teraco til cirka 3,5 milliarder US dollars.

 

Transaktionen gør øjeblikkeligt Digital Realty til den førende udbyder af colocation og interkonnektivitetstjenester på det hurtigt voksende afrikanske marked.

 

"Denne meget strategiske transaktion cementerer øjeblikkeligt Digital Realty position som den førende udbyder af colocation- og interkonnektivitetstjenester i Afrika - et kontinent, der oplever en hurtigt voksende digital transformation"

"Teraco er den brancheledende i Sydafrika og regionens førende netværks- og cloudhub. Denne investering vil yderligere forbedre vores evne til at servicere vores kunder globalt ved at tilføje en betydelig udvidelse af vores services med denne førsteklasses, netværkstætte portefølje i Sydafrikas mest strategiske og vigtigste metropoler. Købet af Teraco vil også understøtte vores strategi om at øge vores udbud af velforbundne, netværkstætte colocation- og datacenterfaciliteter samt øge vores globale dækning og udbud af netværks- og interkonnektivitetstjenester."

Sagde Digital Realtys administrerende direktør A. William Stein

 

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About Digital Realty

Digital Realty supports the world's leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions.  PlatformDIGITAL®, the company's global data center platform, provides customers a trusted foundation and proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx™) solution methodology for scaling digital business and efficiently managing data gravity challenges.  Digital Realty's global data center footprint gives customers access to the connected communities that matter to them with more than 280 facilities in 48 metros across 24 countries on six continents.  For more information, please visit digitalrealty.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

 

About Teraco Data Environments

Teraco provides carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centers, and with approximately 22,000 cross-connects, it is Africa's most interconnected data center hub.  As the first provider of highly resilient, vendor-neutral data environments in sub-Saharan Africa, Teraco brings global content closer to the digital edge.  With its world-class data center infrastructure and network dense ecosystems, Teraco forms a vital part of the African Internet's backbone and is essential to the modern enterprise's digital transformation strategy.  Discovering new business partners, making strategic interconnection choices, on-ramping to the customer's choice of clouds, and reaching new markets globally – Teraco provides a highly secure, flexible and resilient home for digital organizations the world over.  Purpose-built and operated to global best practice by an expert organization with an absolute focus on data center technology and infrastructure, Teraco offers all its clients secure, cost-effective, sustainable, scalable and resilient data center services through its Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town facilities.  For more information about Teraco Data Environments, visit teraco.co.za. 

For Additional Information

 

Investor Relations

Jim Huseby

Digital Realty

+1 (415) 738-6500

InvestorRelations@digitalrealty.com

 

Media & Industry Analyst Relations

Helen Bleasdale

Digital Realty

+44 7500 044027

hcbleasdale@digitalrealty.com

 

John Christiansen / Kevin Siegel

Sard Verbinnen & Co.

+1 (415) 618-8750 / +1 (310) 201-2040

DigitalRealty-SVC@SARDVERB.com

 

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements which are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially, including statements related to the company's entry into a definitive agreement to acquire Teraco, the anticipated closing of the transaction, the South African and African market, development plans and operations in Africa, access to subsea cables, Digital Realty's strategy, expected growth of the digital economy, customer demand, expected benefits, and expectations on accretion to growth, initial dilution to financial metrics and accretion to financial metrics over the intermediate term.  For a list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see the reports and other filings by the company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  The company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.