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Equinix completes US$780 million acquisition of 13 Bell data centers in Canada

Equinix completes US$780 million acquisition of 13 Bell data centers in Canada

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Equinix, a digital infrastructure company, has announced the completion of its acquisition of 13 data centers in Canada and their operations from BCE (Bell). The US$780 million (CA$1,041 million) all-cash transaction includes more than 600 customers, of which more than 500 are new to Equinix, and approximately 1.2 million gross square feet of data center space. The deal solidifies Equinix’s position as a leading digital infrastructure provider in Canada, enabling Canadian businesses, as well as multinationals with a presence in Canada, to leverage a trusted platform to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructure to power their success.

Equinix also announced that Andrew Eppich, a six-year veteran of Equinix originally from Toronto, has been appointed Managing Director, Canada. In this role, Eppich will be responsible for defining Equinix’s strategic vision to: develop the enterprise market; deliver a strong network of prospects, customers and channel partners; provide thought leadership to accelerate new business and revenue growth and expand Equinix’s role as a trusted advisor to companies as they expand their digital infrastructure.

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