Penta Infra, an investment company with former KPN CEO Ad Scheepbouwer as non executive partner, has acquired the former Citibank data center in Meerbusch Germany, a suburb of Dusseldorf. This Tier III classified data center facility is comprised of 9,000 square meters of total space, including 1,700 square meters of raised floor.
The data center in Düsseldorf has a current capacity of 2 Megawatt and has an upgrade potential to 10 Megawatt.
Before 2010, the data center was owned and operated by Citi for more than 20 years. Wipro acquired the facility in 2010, establishing the Indian IT service provider’s first data center resource in Europe. Current seller of this data center is a top-tier managed services provider (MSP), who signed a long-term service contract with Penta Infra for continued use of the datacenter capacity. The remaining capacity will be made available to the market.
5th Data Center in Germany
The acquisition of Penta Infra’s fifth data center in Germany would perfectly fit its strategy in becoming a key player in the European hub and edge markets. Penta Infra expects strong growth in the data center edge markets and envisions itself as a well-positioned agile and independent player.
“We are excited to be teaming up with such a high-quality managed service provider and proud of their confidence in Penta Infra to run this mission critical facility,” said Alex Bakker, Partner and Founder at Penta Infra. “The transaction improves the financial and operational flexibility for our customer, while maintaining their high standards through our DCaaS offering. The facility has significant on-site expansion options which we look forward to utilize for our customers. For Penta Infra this acquisition perfectly fits our portfolio and service offering in Germany, and adds another site to our existing edge facilities in Berlin, Köln and Leipzig.”
Penta Infra was supported by Dentons, Zentrys and TTSP HWP Consultants (technical due diligence) as their advisors.