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K&L Gates advises Equinix on acquisition of Paris data centre

The Paris office of global law firm K&L Gates have advised Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, on the acquisition of Digital Realty's operating business in St. Denis, Paris, including its real estate and data centre facility, for approximately EUR190 million.

The US supplier will extend its hosting capabilities in the site that currently houses Equinix's PA2 and PA3 International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres.
The acquisition of the new Paris site enhances Equinix's recently expanded data centre portfolio in EMEA. One month ago, Equinix added the eighth data centre in Amsterdam. In January 2016 Equinix acquired TelecityGroup, which added 34 new data centres and seven new markets to the company's offering in the region including Dublin, Helsinki, Istanbul, Manchester, Sofia, Stockholm and Warsaw.
The K&L Gates team that advised Equinix comprised Edouard Vitry (partner), Joanna Klat (counsel), Sylvie Chandesris and Blandine Bourelle on the real estate aspects, Caroline Ledoux (partner), Arthur Anton and Julie Dahan on the corporate aspects, Bertrand Dussert (partner) and Alban Michou-Tognelli on the tax aspects, Christine Artus (partner), Julie Bouchard and Charlotte Dubois on the employment aspects and, Claude-Etienne Armingaud (partner) and Clémence Marolla on the IPIT aspects.

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