Cologix™ has announced it has closed a transaction to acquire DataCenter.BZ in Columbus, OH. DataCenter.BZ operates two enterprise-grade, network neutral data centers across 32K SQF of raised floor in a wholly-owned, purpose-built facility. The facility is the leading interconnect point in Ohio, where customers have access to 30 network choices and the OHIO-IX within the Meet-Me-Rooms.
The acquisition is the 8th for Cologix since inception and adds a unique position in the 15th largest city in the United States to Cologix’s North American platform, which now supports more than 700 customers. The Columbus Metro area is home to five Fortune 500 companies and was recently ranked in the Top 10 friendliest cities to small business by Thumbtack and the Kaufman Foundation. The transaction includes five acres of land, all buildings and mission critical facilities, 100+ customers, significant metro conduit and dark fiber assets and in excess of $5M of run rate EBITDA.
“We are proud to welcome the DataCenter.BZ Team and its customers to the Cologix platform,” says Grant van Rooyen, president and chief executive officer, Cologix. “DataCenter.BZ is a truly unique blend of an interconnect hub and an enterprise grade data center designed to Tier IV standards with high touch local support. That, combined with Columbus’s growing recognition as a vibrant and dynamic market, gives us great confidence in the benefits this acquisition will yield for the Cologix platform. Gordon Scherer, Paul Keinath, and Michael Scherer, along with their team, have designed and built a business of a truly remarkable quality and we are thrilled to be partnering with them to rapidly expand the opportunity in Columbus and surrounding areas. ”
“This is an exciting day for DataCenter.BZ customers and the enterprise community in Central Ohio,” explains Gordon Scherer, president, DataCenter.BZ. “Becoming part of the Cologix platform offers our customers seamless access to a unique North American footprint, confidence around continued investment in Columbus and a certainty that our core values of upholding the highest standards for customers will be maintained going forward.” The entire DataCenter.BZ team will remain with Cologix.
Cologix now operates network neutral data centers in Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Minneapolis, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. With the DataCenter.BZ acquisition, Cologix supports 700+ customers, offering choice of access to more than 350+ unique networks.