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DigitalBridge brings in the big guns with former DH Capital CEO who oversaw $30bn in M&A transactions
The digital infrastructure REIT manages today a $35 billion portfolio of assets on behalf of its limited partners and shareholders.
Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital
October 06, 2021 | 1:46 PM BST
DigitalBridge Group, Inc. (NYSE: DBRG) has appointed Peter Hopper as Managing Director of DigitalBridge Investment Management, as the company continues to speed up its merger and acquisitions across the globe.
Hopper has more than two decades of dealmaking and transaction experience in digital infrastructure.
He previously co-founded and served as CEO of DH Capital, an industry-focused investment bank that provides capital placement, mergers and acquisition and direct investment services for growing internet infrastructure and SaaS businesses across the digital ecosystem. Since its founding in 2001, DH has completed over 190 M&A transactions totalling more than US$30 billion.
Prior to founding DH Capital, Hopper founded and served as President and CEO of DURO Communications, one of the largest privately held ISP/CLECs in the US, where he oversaw the completion of nearly 50 acquisitions.
At DigitalBridge, Hopper will work alongside the existing investment team with a focus on strategic assets in the data centre and fibre segments of digital infrastructure, as well as lend his expertise to provide ongoing support for the Company’s existing investments in the space.
Marc Ganzi, President and Chief Executive Officer of DigitalBridge, said: “Having worked with Peter for the last two decades, I can say with great certainty he is one of the most experienced dealmakers in the digital infrastructure environment today; he will be an incredible addition to our industry-leading family as we execute our fully digital strategy.”
Hopper commented: “I have admired the DigitalBridge team and their long-term vision and history of execution creating the leading investment platform in digital infrastructure.
“I am thrilled to join Marc and the exceptional team at DigitalBridge at such an exciting time as the Company completes its digital rotation and look forward to leveraging my experience and network to identify new opportunities.”
Headquartered in Boca Raton, DigitalBridge is a global digital infrastructure REIT operating businesses across the digital ecosystem including cell towers, data centres, fibre, small cells, and edge infrastructure.
In recent months, DigitalBridge has conducted several acquisitions and expansions, as well as appointment several executives to its businesses. Here’s a list of the main announcements:
- DigitalBridge expands Vantage SDC with $539m data centre acquisition
- DigitalBridge, Liberty Global name Google infrastructure veteran edge data centre tech chief
- Liberty Global, DigitalBridge launch European edge data centre business
- DigitalBridge takes control of the US’ largest private owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure
- DigitalBridge’s Scala signs up 1,600 GWh of clean energy for data centre operations
- PCCW, DigitalBridge agree on $750m data centre sale
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