Asanti Data Centres
Invesis acquired UK data centre business Asanti in November 2022. The deal includes Asanti simultaneously acquiring five Regional Edge data centres from Daisy Group, one of the UK’s largest providers of communications and IT solutions.
The Daisy data centres have a capacity of over 1,500 racks strategically located across the UK. Invesis is the 100 per cent owner of Asanti and will support the business with their plans for growth and further development.
The acquisition is part of Invesis’ strategy to create a digital infrastructure portfolio which will secure good investment returns and create value for our clients, who can benefit from our long-term approach as well as our project and asset management capability.
Date of acquisition
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The acquisition provides Invesis with the opportunity to bring two decades of extensive experience and capability in developing and managing vital infrastructure assets to a sector in which demand for the environmental and commercial benefits of high-speed data connectivity continue to soar.
The investment will enable Asanti to enhance its existing facilities and improve the efficiency of its service offering, with a focus on utilising sustainable and eco-friendly digital solutions.
In conjunction with its partners, Asanti specialises in the design and provision of a range of IT data centre services and solutions, utilising the latest technologies and methodologies. Recently, Asanti secured an agreement with Atos, a European multinational information technology provider, to utilise data centre capacity at their Livingston data centre.
It is important that Invesis invests in businesses that align with our ethos, so that we can continue to deliver on our promise to transform lives through sustainable infrastructure.
By acquiring Asanti, Invesis will be able to expand on its portfolio and respond to the future demand for regional edge data centre infrastructure. The current market offers significant growth potential and as our capability develops, Invesis will look to acquire other data centres and break into the European market.
Stewart Laing, CEO of Asanti, said, “We’re very proud that such a highly regarded and prominent industry leader has recognised the value of our expertise and commitment to the provision of state-of-the-art technology.”
He adds, “I see joining the Invesis group as an exciting opportunity to marry the successful business model of Invesis with Asanti’s objective of driving change in the UK data centre market by providing data centre colocation and services with a specific focus on providing efficient Regional Edge data centre facilities“.