Shaking hands business deal

Telecity Group merges with Interxion

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12 February 2015

UK data centre provider Telecity Group has agreed to buy Dutch rival Interxion Holding in an all-share merger deal aimed at boosting its cloud computing capabilities.

The merger, which values the two companies at more than £3 billion, is expected to help tap into booming data centre demand as a growing number enterprise businesses migrate data and digital applications to the cloud.

Interxion CEO David Rudberg will take charge of the joint company for the next 12 months, following the departure of Telecity CEO Mike Tobin last year, with the merger expected to be complete in the second half of this year. Under the terms of the agreement, Interxion shareholders will receive 2.3386 Telecity shares per Interxion share.

It is expected that combining elements of the two businesses will create around £600 million of added value through cost efficiencies and commercial opportunties.

Both companies have a substantial presence in Europe offering connected collocation and cloud services. Interxion owns 39 data centres in 11 countries across the continent and in Ireland, while London-based Telecity runs 37 facilities in the region.

“Bringing together the assets and solutions offered by Interxion and Telecity will improve our customers’ ability to realise the benefits of transitioning to the cloud,” said Interxion CEO David Ruberg. “Together, we expect to be able to further reduce our customers’ total cost of operation, help them deliver improved functionality to their customers, and deliver industry leading quality of service.”

Interxion also announced unaudited financial information for the three months and year ended 31 December 2014. Revenue for the fourth quarter and full year is expected to have increased by 15% and 11% to approximately €89.9 million and €340.6 million, respectively.

IDG News Service and TechCentral Reporters

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