Equinix, a global interconnection and data centre company, has announced its expansion into India through the acquisition of the India operations of GPX Global Systems. (“GPX India”). The all-cash transaction value of US$161 million represents a multiple of approximately 15x the projected EBITDA at full utilisation. The acquisition is expected to close in Q1 2021, subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approval.
The acquisition will extend Platform Equinix to India with the addition of two world-class, highly interconnected data centres, providing a platform for additional expansion across the country. Equinix customers will have access to a network-dense data centre campus with more than 200 international brands and local companies, including the world’s leading cloud service providers (CSPs), leading networks, content delivery network (CDN) providers, all local carriers, 130 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and four Internet exchanges. Both data centres are strategically located in Mumbai, home to the critical IT infrastructure of numerous global organisations and with international connectivity serviced by subsea cables at landing sites located nearby.
According to McKinsey, core digital sectors in India, such as IT and digital communication services, are projected to double in size by 2025 to contribute US$355-435 billion to GDP.Click below to share this article