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Vantage buys Etix data centres to build European business

Vantage Data Centres, a global provider of hyperscale data centre campuses, is now a player in Europe through the acquisition of Etix Everywhere and greenfield developments in four additional European markets. Financial terms of the Etix transaction were not disclosed.

Etix’s data centre portfolio includes a 55MW hyperscale data campus in Frankfurt, Germany, which is currently under construction. Separately, Vantage Europe has secured land and is planning to develop hyperscale data campuses in Berlin, Milan, Warsaw and Zurich.

“As data centre demand from our customer base continues to rapidly increase worldwide, Vantage is embarking upon its largest expansion ever into Europe through the development of five strategic markets,” said Sureel Choksi, President and CEO of Vantage. “The acquisition of Etix accelerates our expansion to Frankfurt, Europe’s highest growth hyperscale market. We are very excited to welcome Antoine and his team to lead our European business.”

“The acquisition of Etix accelerates our expansion to Frankfurt, Europe’s highest growth hyperscale market,” said Sureel Choksi, President and CEO of Vantage.

Founded in 2012, Etix is European data centre provider with more than 50MW of built data center capacity across its footprint, as well as its flagship 55MW hyperscale campus currently under development in Offenbach, Germany, just outside of Frankfurt.

In conjunction with the Etix acquisition, Antoine Boniface, former CEO of Etix, has joined the Vantage executive team to serve as president, Europe. In addition, Josh Buis, who joined Vantage in 2019 as vice president, international business development, will take on an expanded role as senior vice president, sales and business development, for Europe.