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Data center mergers and acquisitions setting pace for a record breaking 2017

​​​Spending on data center mergers and acquisitions (M&A) hit nearly $2 billion in 2016, a record at the time. 2017, however, is on pace to blow that record out of the water – racking up over $10 billion in the first 6 months, with no signs of slowing.

Digital Realty announced it will buy DuPont Fabros for nearly $8 billion, further consolidating data center REITs. Data center companies will continue to pursue M&As over 2017 as they chase broader geographic (and international) coverage and look to offer more comprehensive services and offerings to enterprise users.

Read more about the state of the data center industry in JLL’s H1 2017 Data Center Outlook

Source: JLL Research,​

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