NTT, ABRY buy e-shelter

NTT Communications Corp. and ABRY Partners have jointly acquired a 86.7 percent stake in e-shelter. Financial terms weren’t announced. Frankfurt-based e-shelter designs, builds and operates data centers. NTT Communications is the ICT solutions and communications unit of NTT.


TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT (NYSE:NTT), e-shelter, a leading European operator of data center services, and ABRY Partners, a private equity investment firm, jointly announced today that NTT Com acquired a 86.7% stake in e-shelter yesterday. The acquisition elevates the NTT Com’s data center space in Europe to 92,000 square meters in nine cities, up from 19,500 square meters in four cities.
As the designer, builder and operator of high-availability data centers, e-shelter offers infrastructure based on the highest standards of physical security and operational reliability. The company, led by CEO Rupprecht Rittweger, was established in 2000. It operates over 70,000 sqm of server room space, including 40,000 sqm at its main site in Frankfurt, Europe’s largest data center facility. The company has additional sites in Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich, as well as in Vienna, Austria and Zurich, Switzerland. Clients of e-shelter include providers of financial, telecom, IT and cloud services, and governmental institutions.
Going forward, NTT Com will continue to expand its data centers to offer strengthened global seamless ICT solutions that meet the business needs of corporate customers on the European continent, where the demand for data centers continues to grow.
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About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and 130 secure data centers worldwide. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA. | Twitter@NTT Com | Facebook@NTT Com | LinkedIn@NTT Com
About e-shelter
e-shelter designs, builds and operates high-availability data centers, whose infrastructure guarantees the highest standards of physical security and operational reliability. e-shelter was established in 2000. The company operates over 70,000 sqm of server room space, around 40,000 sqm space alone are located at e-shelter’s main site in Frankfurt, Germany, making it Europe’s largest single data center site. Additional sites are located in Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich as well as in Vienna, Austria and Zurich, Switzerland. Among e-shelter’s clients are financial services companies, telecoms operators and IT service providers as well as cloud service providers.
About ABRY Partners
ABRY is one of the most experienced and successful media, communications, and business information services sector-focused private equity investment firms. Since 1989, ABRY has completed over $42.0 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity, mezzanine or preferred equity placements, representing investments in over 450 properties.