We’re not even halfway through 2017, and it’s already shaping up as a landmark year for consolidation in the data center industry. The June 9 megamerger between Digital Realty and DuPont Fabros Technology is the largest in a flurry of deals that are likely to make it the most active year ever for data center M&A.
What’s driving the M&A boom? Cloud infrastructure has been a star performer on Wall Street, attracting interest from new investors. This has created opportunity for providers in growth mode, who are expanding their geographic footprint and service offerings. Investor interest has also created opportunity for established companies seeking an exit opportunity.
Here’s a recap of the deals thus far in 2017, which include corporate acquisitions as well as purchases of data center facilities.
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