CAPRE’s Digital Infrastructure Weekly Round-Up & Summary: Equinix Grabs 13 Bell Data Centers, Nautilus & KKR Raise the Bar for Sustainability

Equinix to Expand Canadian Operations with $750 Million USD Acquisition of 13 Bell Data Center Sites: Equinix, Inc. will purchase 3 data centers across Canada from Bell for $750 Million USD in an all-cash transaction. The 13 data center sites, which represent 25 Bell data center facilities, are expected to generate approximately $105 Million USD in annualized revenue, which represents a purchase multiple of approximately 15x EV / adjusted EBITDA. The acquisition is expected to close in the second half of 2020. The addition of these strategic assets, their associated operations and the more than 600 customers operating within the data centers will further strengthen Equinix's global platform, which currently includes more than 210 data centers across 55 metros.   Nautilus Closes on $100 Million Infusion to Commission Green Data Center: Nautilus Data Technologies, a provider of highly efficient data centers that use a sustainable water-based cooling process to achieve industry leading power usage effectiveness (PUE) and superior environmental performance, has closed on a $100 Million USD multi-draw, senior secured debt facility with Orion Energy Partners. This deal will lead to the commissioning of a 6 MW colocation data center in Stockton, CA as well as additional data centers to come in the pipeline. Nautilus integrates maritime and industrial cooling technologies with their data center infrastructure to increase the energy efficiency of its operations, reduce the overall cost of computing, and decrease greenhouse gases and air pollution. They consume no…