London, 25 April 2012 – A new source of finance and investment information and activity for the international datacentre and cloud services industry has been launched (www.datafinancenews.com). The new service tracks investment in expansion and new build, M&A transactions and fund raising activity globally and includes the monthly AHV Index of publicly quoted companies in the sector.
The new monthly service reviews increases in datacentre capacity through expansion of current facilities as well as new build programmes. M&A transactions in the sector, which are trending growth, reflect both the consolidation occurring in the sector and globalization pressures for datacentre business models.
Fund raising which is being sustained in the sector is also recorded and quarterly analysis tracks developments compared to the previous year.
Corporate finance advisor AHV has created a capitalization-weighted index of large, quoted companies that are directly involved in the datacentre sector. Specifically, this index consists of twenty-two quoted datacentre companies from around the world whose performance is directly related to the datacentre industry. The AHV datacentre index has consistently outperformed both FTSE-100 and Nasdaq-100 since 2009. NYSE listed Interxion and 21Vianet and AIM listed CSF have recently been added to the tracker. More companies are expected to be added this year.
The monthly Finance and Investment tracker is designed for operating companies, financiers, investors, private equity firms, legal counsel and professional intermediaries. Users will be able to access the monthly report, as well as a new blog for further information.
“The new tracker service will be of great value to all companies engaged in the sector,” commented Alex Preston, editor, F&I. “2012 looks set to sustain the level of interest and funding experienced in the past year, and as new markets develop we would look for further growth by the year end.”
F&I found that M&A activity in the datacentre sector (businesses and property) generated more than USD12.3 billion in deal values globally in 2011 and a further US$6 billion had been raised in a range of funding rounds and IPOs in the sector across the year.
F&I is a division of BroadGroup who also research and produce the international Finance and Investment Forum series of events. Full details of 1Q 2012, can be found in the F&I launch edition.