Partners Group, a global private markets firm, has bought EdgeCore Digital Infrastructure, an owner, operator and builder of hyperscale data centers in the U.S.
Headquartered in Broomfield, Colo., EdgeCore builds and commercializes data centers for cloud, internet and technology companies. Through this deal, Partners Group will acquire EdgeCore’s existing and under-construction sites as well as invest up to USD $1.2 billion to fund the acquisition and buildout of existing and future data center sites. Partners Group aims to work with EdgeCore’s management team on its transformational value creation plan.
“EdgeCore has strong infrastructure characteristics and is set to benefit from structural tailwinds across the data center sector,” says Ed Diffendal, managing director, co-head of Private Infrastructure Americas, Partners Group. “Businesses are increasingly shifting IT infrastructure to scaled outsourced cloud service provider data centers, which have more efficient power and cooling capabilities. The Company is at an inflection point in its growth journey and our transformational value creation plan aims to build a best-in-class sustainable digital infrastructure platform for the largest demand users in this market.”
Partners Group was advised by Latham and Watkins, KPMG, Clifford Chance, and Ropes & Gray. EdgeCore was advised by Greenberg Traurig, RBC Capital Markets, and Ernst and Young.