Equinix enters Africa with $320m acquisition of MainOne

This is the latest buy that enables international expansion for the acquisitive Equinix, which has recently grown in South America and Canada through M&A

Kelsey Rees
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Equinix enters Africa with $320m acquisition of MainOne

US digital infrastructure group Equinix has completed its acquisition of West African datacentre and connectivity solutions provider MainOne for $320m (€293m), marking the beginning of its expansion into Africa.  Equinix said the deal boosts its long-term strategy to become a leading African carrier-neutral digital infrastructure company by offering a full range of transformative technologies and connectivity to Nigeria, Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire. It added Nigeria has both the largest pop...

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