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M&A: an emerging strategy in the African data centre market

A company that builds a new facility from the ground up has the advantage of control: they can choose the design and apply specific solutions that have proven to be effective at other locations.

South Africa holds the majority of African data centres

Despite investments in sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa holds a disproportionate number of data facilities, and there is a persistent deficit of data centres in the West African region. The demand for data centre services in Africa is growing steadily. Drivers of demand for increased capacity are much the same in Africa as the rest of… Read More

African data centre boom expected to continue

Data centre growth in Africa has been strong and is expected to continue its current trajectory, led by markets in South Africa and Nigeria.

African data centre operators plan more digital infrastructure investments

At a panel sponsored by MainOne at International Telecoms Week 2021, data center industry leaders agreed that additional investments in African infrastructure would be a priority in the upcoming months.

Interxion to acquire controlling interest in Icolo

Interxion, Amsterdam-based operator of 50 European data centres in 11 countries, has entered into an agreement to acquire a controlling stake of Icolo and its data centres in Kenya. At the same time, Interxion announced a strategic partnership with the Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Fund (PRIF). Interxion and PRIF will collaborate and co-invest in Interxion’s African expansion initiatives.

The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020.