Canada’s Rogers Communications has agreed to buy Pivot Data Centres for CAD155 million (USD150.6 million) and Granite Networks for CAD6.25 million, which it will integrate into the BlackIron Data unit of its Rogers Business Solutions (RBS) division. The purchases build on the acquisition of BlackIron Data earlier this year to boost RBS in the data centre and hosting services sector. Together, the two newly acquired businesses currently generate annual revenue of approximately CAD30 million. Pivot Data Centres is a colocation data centre company in Western Canada that operates three colocation facilities in Calgary and Edmonton, with capacity of more than 130,000 square feet. In the coming months, Pivot Data Centres will open two additional colocation data centres with over 110,000 square feet, expanding capacity by approximately 85%; over 100 enterprise customers and government agencies use Pivot’s data centre services. Granite Networks is based in Ottawa, Ontario, providing colocation, managed services and cloud hosting services to business and government clients in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. The acquisition of Granite has already been completed, and the Pivot deal is expected to close next month.
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