PE-backed DartPoints buys Metro Data Centers

DartPoints, which is backed by Astra Capital Management, has acquired Dublin, Ohio-based Metro Data Centers, a provider of interconnection and data center solutions.

DartPoints, which is backed by Astra Capital Management, has acquired Dublin, Ohio-based Metro Data Centers, a provider of interconnection and data center solutions. No financial terms were disclosed.

PRESS RELEASE

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DartPoints, an owner and operator of edge colocation data centers, announces its acquisition of Metro Data Centers (MDC), a full-service provider of interconnection and data center solutions in Dublin, OH serving the Central Ohio region. The acquisition expands DartPoints’ footprint with high-tier data center infrastructure capabilities. The facility offers colocation, cloud and carrier-neutral connectivity solutions, fortifying DartPoints’ mission to develop carrier-neutral edge interconnection points in markets that need it most.

In August 2020, DartPoints revealed its strategy to build and acquire edge interconnection and colocation facilities in the Southwest, Southeast, Upper Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. The company’s strategy focuses on delivering lower cost, high performance solutions in tier 2 – 4 markets which are not optimally served today. DartPoints will continue to execute its strategy through acquisitions and deploying edge colocation data centers in order to develop regional carrier-neutral aggregation points. The acquisition of MDC expands DartPoints’ regional presence and offers customers edge colocation solutions that are not available in the market today.

The MDC acquisition demonstrates DartPoints’ strategy across markets offering growth locally and regionally. MDC allows DartPoints to accelerate its ecosystem into Central Ohio leveraging its existing strategic partnerships. The region offers robust connectivity solutions, and its strategic geographic location is attracting a growing number of cloud services and content service providers (CSPs).

“The acquisition of MDC is a prime example of how we are executing on our strategy for regional growth aimed at improving interconnectivity,” adds Scott Willis, CEO of DartPoints. “MDC’s solutions enable DartPoints to immediately deliver our capabilities into this exciting market and surrounding locations. The MDC team has a long history of bringing innovative solutions to their customers, and we look forward to having them continue their work as a part of the DartPoints team.”

“We are excited to join the DartPoints team to expand services to our existing customers, as well as additional customer segments which need improved network performance,” comments Rob Kopp, co-founder and president of Metro Data Centers. “Our team is fully committed to integrate our solutions with the expanding DartPoints’ portfolio of interconnection points and providing communities in Central Ohio with innovative and best-in-class solutions.”

In June 2020, DartPoints announced its Eastern Iowa edge colocation data center interconnection point was ready for service. In August 2020, the company announced enhancements to its regional interconnection capabilities in Texas with LOGIX Fiber Networks. DartPoints and LOGIX Fiber Networks are both portfolio companies of Astra Capital Management.

For more information about DartPoints and its expanding edge colocation and data center interconnection capabilities, visit www.dartpoints.com.

About DartPoints
Founded in 2012, DartPoints is a leading developer, owner and operator of carrier-neutral edge colocation and data center interconnection points. By aligning with adjacent, rural, developing and underserved markets, DartPoints catalyzes and cultivates digital ecosystems to assure these markets are optimized, centralized and comprehensively interconnected. This enables a more reliable and transformative digital experience, empowering these markets to harness major market capabilities and deliver real-time content and applications with enhanced speed, performance and cost efficiency. To learn more, visit www.dartpoints.com.

About Metro Data Center
Metro Data Center (MDC) is a carrier-neutral, fiber rich full-service data center, equipped to provide solutions with efficiency, reliability and superior service. MDC offers over 22,000 SF of ‘high tier’ infrastructure, supporting a fully redundant N+1 environment. To learn more, visit www.metrodatacenter.com.

About Astra Capital Management
Astra Capital Management is a Washington, DC-based, private equity firm that invests in growth businesses in the communications and technology services sectors. Astra targets highly scalable companies with proven business models that have positive free cash flow and significant growth potential. Post investment, Astra works closely with managers to drive value creation through strategic repositioning, revenue growth and operational enhancements. To learn more, visit www.astracapitalmgmt.com.