From time to time the editorial staff publishes a special selection of editorial pieces on a certain topic or trend. The editor’s picks are being marked as #HJPICKS on our social media channels. This week our editors provide you with a Top-12 list of the most interesting news items on the latest MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS within the global cloud, hosting and data center market.

Total Webhosting Solutions Acquires Dutch Hosting Company, Argeweb

Matthieu van Amerongen

December 2019 – Netherlands-based hosting conglomerate Total Webhosting Solutions (TWS), with its hosting brands across Europe including Axarnet Group, Yourhosting, Versio, PC Extreme, RealHosting, De Heeg, Savvii, Neostrada and Reviced Cloud Services, has added yet another hosting brand to its portfolio. TWS has acquired Argeweb from KPN for an undisclosed sum. Read further.

“Each new entrepreneur brings in new experiences that are of value to us. We are therefore pleased to be able to welcome Koen and his team at TWS in order to further expand our leading position in the Dutch market together,” said Matthieu van Amerongen, CEO of Total Webhosting Solutions.

Eurofiber Acquires Three Companies in France: Eurafibre, ATE, Eura DC

November 2019 – Dutch-Belgian company Eurofiber, a fast-growing international provider of fiber-optic network services, has announced the acquisition of three French companies: Eurafibre, ATE and Eura DC. Read further.

“We are delighted to join forces with Eurafibre, ATE and Eura DC. These companies perfectly match our ambition for growth within Europe, especially because of their focus and their well-deserved reputation for high customer satisfaction,” said Alex Goldblum, CEO of Eurofiber.

Rackspace Acquires AWS Managed Services Specialist, Onica

Rackspace - kevin jones

November 2019 – Global managed cloud provider, Rackspace, has acquired Onica – an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Premier Consulting Partner and AWS Managed Service Provider. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Read further.

“This acquisition will strengthen our ability to meet all of our customer needs on AWS, and together, we will have the most complete set of professional services and managed service capabilities in the industry,” said Kevin Jones, CEO of Rackspace.

Cloud Company Mirantis Acquires Docker Enterprise

Adrian Ionel

November 2019 – Mirantis, a company helping enterprises move to the cloud on their terms, delivering a cloud experience on any infrastructure and powered by Kubernetes, has announced its acquisition of Docker’s Enterprise Platform business. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Read further.

“The Mirantis Kubernetes technology joined with the Docker Enterprise Container Platform brings simplicity and choice to enterprises moving to the cloud,” said Adrian Ionel, CEO and co-founder at Mirantis.

Equinix Acquires Data Centers in Mexico for $175 Million

Jon LinOctober 2019 – Global colocation and interconnection provider Equinix has acquired three data centers from Axtel (BMV: AXTELCPO) in Mexico. Serving the Mexico City and Monterrey metro areas, these three data centers are acquired by Equinix for $175 million in an all-cash transaction. Equinix plans to offer its Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric in all three data centers. Read further.

“Customers are seeking new locations to keep their data in proximity to points of consumption and as a part of this evolution, our enterprise and service provider customers have a strong desire to interconnect at the digital edge in Mexico,” said Jon Lin, President, Americas, Equinix.

Digital Realty Buys Interxion for $8.4 Billion

A. William SteinOctober 2019 – Digital Realty has acquired the Netherlands-based European data center colocation company Interxion. The transaction values Interxion at approximately $93.48 per ordinary share or approximately $8.4 billion of total enterprise value. Read further.

“This strategic and complementary transaction leverages Interxion’s European colocation and interconnection expertise, enhancing the combined company’s capabilities to enable customers to solve for the full spectrum of data center requirements across a global platform,” said Digital Realty Chief Executive Officer A. William Stein.

Data Center Developer/Operator ServerFarm Acquires 5NINES

Avner PapouchadoOctober 2019 – After announcing the completion of a $200 million credit facility led by TD Securities, ServerFarm has completed the acquisition of 5NINES Global Holdings. The data center developer and operator will integrate the organization’s employees, customers, subsidiaries, operations and assets into the company’s global business. Read further.

“We are delighted to have acquired one of the world’s most innovative data center operators,” said Avner Papouchado, CEO of ServerFarm.

DataBank Closes Acquisition Data Center Services Provider LightBound

Raul K. MartynekOctober 2019 – Data center services company DataBank, headquartered in Dallas, has closed its acquisition of Indianapolis-based colocation, Internet, voice, network and cloud services provider, LightBound. Read further.

“Our investment in LightBound and divestment is a part of our customer-centric strategy to offer high quality colocation and cloud solutions to enterprise and cloud and content customers,” said Raul K. Martynek, CEO of DataBank.


Hosting Firm Acquires Large Italian Web Hoster, Register Group

Jonas DhaenensSeptember 2019 – After European hosting companies Combell Group and Trans IP Group agreed to a merger in June this year while rebranding their activities under the name, the newly created company has now acquired Register Group – an Italy-based provider of web hosting services to professionals. Register Group manages a variety of web hosting brands, serves more than 750,000 customers and has 420 employees working in their offices across Europe. Read further.

“We are building a powerful player of digital services for companies and entrepreneurs across Europe,” said Jonas Dhaenens, Group CEO of

HostPapa Acquires Lunarpages, PacificHost, Santa Barbara Web Hosting, and E-Solutions

Jamie OpalchukSeptember 2019 – Canada-based web hosting company HostPapa has acquired several of Add2Net’s web hosting brands including Lunarpages, PacificHost and Santa Barbara Web Hosting, and E-Solutions. Financial terms of this acquisition were not disclosed. Read further.

“We’re excited about the possibilities that this acquisition brings to HostPapa including strengthening our position in the United States,” said Jamie Opalchuk, CEO of HostPapa.


Logicalis Acquires Two MSPs in Europe

Mark RogersSeptember 2019 – International IT solutions and managed services provider, Logicalis, has acquired Orange Networks, a Microsoft Managed Service Provider from Germany. At the same time Logicalis announced its acquisition of Cilnet, a systems integrator and MSP from Portugal specializing in Cisco-based solutions. Read further.

“These acquisitions increase significantly our geographical presence and capability to support our expanding customer base in strategic European markets,” said Mark Rogers, CEO of Logicalis Group.

Compass Datacenters Acquires Root Data Center

Chris CrosbyJuly 2019 – Compass Datacenters has acquired Root Data Center for an undisclosed sum of money. This is the company’s first acquisition after recently announcing their plan to develop up to $3 billion in new data center campuses. Root operates two highly energy-efficient data centers in the Greater Montreal, Canada region. Read further.

“Overall, we are on track to deliver substantial capacity in some of the fastest growing hyperscale markets across the U.S. and Canada,” said Chris Crosby, CEO of Compass Datacenters.



From time to time the editorial staff publishes a special selection of editorial pieces on a certain topic or trend. The editor’s picks are being marked as #HJPICKS on our social media channels.