Deloitte Deal Announcement: DATA Center/MVV Energie AG

The two founding shareholders of DC-Datacenter-Group reach an agreement with MVV Energie AG on a partnership in the form of a minority participation. As part of its IT growth strategy, MVV invests in one of the leading service provider for highly available and secure data centre infrastructures in Germany. In addition, both companies agreed on a comprehensive cooperation  in order to jointly compete in the market for highly available and secure data centres. Both companies expect significant synergies in this collaboration.

About the transaction
The M&A project, led by Alexander C. Bielig, was acquired, executed and completed by the CFA team around Fabian Walisch and Cornelius Grundmann. Before starting the international investor approach, the Deloitte colleagues Oliver Rattka and Marcus Goste supported DC-Datacenter Group in the preparation of a business planning model.
MVV Energie AG is a listed German energy company that employs about 6,000 people and generated sales of approx. €4.1bn in 2016. The group covers the entire energy value chain – from energy generation, energy trading and energy distribution through its own networks to sales and energy services.

About the client
DC-Datacenter-Group GmbH offers all the essential services for highly available and secure data centre infrastructures. The service portfolio includes IT strategy and risk consulting as well as data centre planning and construction as general contractors. In addition, the company provides comprehensive support and maintenance services for data centre infrastructures as well as professional data centre operation services.

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