Digital Realty To Acquire Interxion in Largest Data Center Acquisition Ever

SAN FRANCISCO and AMSTERDAM -- Digital Realty and Interxion will combine their businesses to create a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. Interxion shareholders will receive a fixed exchange ratio of 0.7067 Digital Realty shares per Interxion share. The transaction values Interxion at approximately $93.48 USD per ordinary share or approximately $8.4 Billion USD of total enterprise value, including assumed net debt. Completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by shareholders of Interxion and shareholders of Digital Realty. The combined company will extend Interxion's successful strategy of creating and enabling valuable communities of interest in Europe by extending it across the combined company's global footprint. This combination will build upon Digital Realty's successful track record of hyperscale development and will represent an extension of the connected campus strategy that empowers enterprise customers to leverage the right products – from colocation to hyperscale footprints – to create value by efficiently deploying critical infrastructure and seamlessly connecting to a robust and growing universe of cloud platforms and connectivity service providers. The combined company will be uniquely positioned to meet the growing global demand from cloud platforms, service providers and enterprises seeking colocation, hybrid cloud and hyperscale data center solutions as IT architectures are re-engineered to support the explosive growth of data in modern business models. Interxion's European business (currently consisting of 53 carrier- and cloud-neutral facilities in 11 European countries and 13 metro…