DH Capital Advises Ragingwire Data Centers on 80% Sale to NTT Com
NEW YORK, NY and BOULDER, CO – October 28, 2013 – DH Capital, LLC (“DH Capital”), an investment banking firm serving companies in the Internet infrastructure, communications, and SaaS sectors, announced today that the company served as exclusive financial advisor to RagingWire Data Centers on its equity transaction with NTT Communications (NTT Com) which was announced earlier today.
NTT Com, the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT, and RagingWire, a leading provider of data center colocation services in the United States, jointly announced that NTT Com will acquire approximately 80% equity interest in RagingWire for $350 million (USD). The acquisition follows a definitive agreement reached with RagingWire shareholders. RagingWire’s founders and management team will continue to operate the company as a platform under the RagingWire brand and maintain a minority interest in the company.
“RagingWire is a great American success story. Since its founding in 2000, George Macricostas, along with his exceptional management team, have built one of the world’s premier data center businesses. The company combines industry leading patented technology with unrivaled customer service to deliver a highly compelling value proposition to its customers. I am confident that George and his team will further accelerate the company’s already robust growth through its affiliation with NTT Com,” said Peter Hopper, founder and CEO of DH Capital.
“We are extremely excited about this transaction and our partnership with NTT Com. DH Capital’s assistance on this transaction has been invaluable. Their detailed knowledge of our business and the industry sector combined with their deep experience played a major factor in creating the outcome we are announcing today,” said George Macricostas, founder and CEO of RagingWire.
The acquisition will more than double NTT Com’s data center space in the U.S. which will enable NTT Com to respond to high demand for data center services in North America. NTT Com will also deploy RagingWire’s know-how and patented technologies for the design and operation of highly dependable, scalable and sophisticated data centers.
About DH Capital:
DH Capital is a private investment banking partnership serving companies in the Internet infrastructure, communications, and SaaS sectors. Headquartered in New York City with offices in Boulder, Colorado, the firm’s principals have extensive experience and proven abilities in capital formation, finance, research, business development, and operations. DH Capital provides a full range of advisory services to companies and financial institutions, including mergers and acquisitions, private capital placements, financial restructuring, and operational consulting. DH Capital has completed 105 M&A transactions and private capital placements totaling more than $8.5 billion in value.
For additional information about DH Capital, please visit our website at www.dhcapital.com.