Datapipe Said to Have Launched Sale Process

Datapipe, a privately held hosted managed services company in Jersey City, New Jersey, launched its sale, said two sector bankers. The first banker said he heard Barclays was advising Datapipe in an early stage process that started in January. “Teasers are out,” he said.featured

AT&T May Have Shot at Selling Data Centers after Rivals’ Successes

AT&T might have a better chance of selling data centers after competitors Verizon and CenturyLink experienced similar divestments, said a sector executive and a banker. One reason is that the field of buyers has shifted sincefeatured

CenturyLink is Months from Separating Data Centers from Operations

CenturyLink is months away from separating its data centers from its hosted managed services business, said a source familiar with the matter and a sector banker. CenturyLink’s hosted managed services business, which the company indicated it preferred to keep after a data centerfeatured

Verizon’s Data Center Auction in Second Round

Verizon’s auction of data centers is in the second round of bidding, a source briefed on the matter told CTFN. Companies rumored to have taken an interest in buying Verizon’s data centers are Providence Equity, Carlyle, and Blackstone  –featured

BT and Orange Rumored to Have Interest in Masergy

BT Group and Orange are rumored to have taken an interest in Masergy Communication’s sale, a sector executive and a banker told CTFN. Masergy offers a cloud service through a software defined platform, and the two European telecoms are attracted to a “unique”featured

BT Group and Orange Rumored to Consider Divesting Enterprise Businesses

With additional reporting by Valeria Camerino – European telecoms BT Group and Orange SA are rumored to be considering selling their enterprise services businesses, a sector executive and a banker told CTFN. “Let’s say that it is a topic which (people in the market) talk about from time to time, and it would make some … Read Morefeatured

DATA4 Group for Sale

DATA4 Group, the privately-held data center provider in Paris, is for sale, three sector bankers told CTFN. The company’s financial advisors are Lazard and DC Advisory, said the first banker. DATA4, a portfolio company of Colony Capital and Alcatel, which recently merged with Nokia, is worth in the “hundreds offeatured

Equinix-TeleCity Sale of Data Centers to Conclude Next Month

With additional reporting by Claire Landon:  Equinix will conclude the sale of disposals mandated by the European Commission as part of its $3.6 billion acquisition of TeleCity next month, said two sector bankers and an executive. Another banker called the auction in its “final innings.” In November, the EC stated that it would approve Equinix’ … Read Morefeatured

Merger Discussions Between Interxion and Digital Realty Stalled Over Price

Merger discussions between Interxion and Digital Realty have stalled, according to two sector executives, although one referred to the information as rumor. Interxion, the colocation and data center operator headquartered in the Netherlands, is under no pressure to sell and buyersfeatured

CenturyLink Data Center Auction Believed Stalled

CenturyLink’s auction of its data centers has stalled, a source familiar with the matter told CTFN. CenturyLink, like larger competitor AT&T, had tried to retain the profitable data center-related businesses while auctioning facilities in need of upgrades and capital. Just as in AT&T’s attempt to sell the less profitable operations of its data centers more … Read Morefeatured

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