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Antin Infrastructure Partners buys data centre and cloud infrastructure operator Pulsant

Private equity firm confirms it will invest in further developing Pulsant’s footprint previously backed by Oak Hill Capital and Scottish Equity Partners.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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July 27, 2021 | 1:00 AM BST

Antin Infrastructure Partners said today it is acquiring Pulsant, one of the UK’s largest providers of data centre and cloud infrastructure.

Pulsant owns and operates a portfolio of 10 data centres across seven cities in the UK. It provides data centre and cloud infrastructure, including colocation, private cloud, and network connectivity to a loyal base of over 1,000 private enterprise and public sector customers.

Following completion of the acquisition, Antin will work with Pulsant’s management team, led by CEO Rob Coupland and CFO Brad Petzer, to implement a clear growth strategy underpinned by further investment to continue developing the strong existing platform and network footprint.

Simon Söder, partner at Antin Infrastructure Partners, said: “The pandemic has further reinforced the importance of reliable and flexible infrastructure for connectivity, storage and processing of data given the prevalence of remote working and as more businesses shift to cloud-based solutions. Through its network of regional data centres, Pulsant is uniquely placed to support businesses across the UK with high-quality flexible data centre and cloud infrastructure solutions.”

Rob Coupland, CEO at Pulsant, added: “We thank Oak Hill Capital and Scottish Equity Partners for their support to date. In partnership with Antin, we now look forward to delivering on the considerable potential we see over the coming years, driven by our cloud and edge capabilities, our regional presence and our ability to deliver customised solutions.”

Pulsant was advised by Jefferies International Limited (financial adviser) and Ropes & Gray LLP (legal counsel).

Antin Infrastructure Partners was advised by RBC Capital Markets and Greenhill & Co International LLP (financial advisers), Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP (legal counsel) and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (financing legal counsel).

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