M&A Deal Summary

KKR and Global Infrastructure Partners Acquire CyrusOne

On November 15, 2021, private equity firm KKR and infrastructure investor Global Infrastructure Partners acquired information technology company CyrusOne for 15.0B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is KKR’s 19th and Global Infrastructure Partners’ 1st transaction in the Information Technology sector.
  • This is KKR’s 5th and Global Infrastructure Partners’ largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is KKR’s 169th and Global Infrastructure Partners’ 3rd transaction in the United States.
  • This is KKR’s 20th and Global Infrastructure Partners’ 1st transaction in Texas.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2021-11-15
Target CyrusOne
Sector Information Technology
Buyer(s) KKR
Global Infrastructure Partners
Deal Type Going Private
Deal Value 15.0B USD
Advisor(s) Morgan Stanley
DH Capital LLC (Financial)
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Eversheds LLP (Legal)

Target

CyrusOne

Dallas, Texas, United States
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CyrusOne is a premier global REIT specializing in design, construction, and operation of more than 50 high-performance data centers worldwide. The Company provides mission-critical facilities that ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for approximately 1,000 customers, including approximately 200 Fortune 1000 companies. CyrusOne was founded in 2001 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

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Buyer(S) 2

Buyer

KKR

New York, New York, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1976
PE ASSETS 367.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION
KKR's office in Menlo Park, California.
KKR's office in Menlo Park, California.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP (KKR) is a global investment firm founded by Jerome Kohlberg, Henry Kravis, and George Roberts. The Firm is separated into three business segments which include private markets, public markets, and capital markets and principal activities. KKR's private equity practice invests in management buyouts, take privates, corporate divestitures, industry consolidations, and partnerships with family-owned companies. KKR will consider investments in a broad range of industries located in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand. Sectors of interest include chemicals, consumer products, energy and natural resources, financial services, healthcare, industrial, media/communications, retail, and technology. In addition to its traditional principal investment activity business, KKR also invests in infrastructure assets. KKR was formed in 1976, is based in New York City, and has offices throughout the globe.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 390 of 410
Sector (Information Technology) 19 of 22
Type (Going Private) 25 of 27
State (Texas) 20 of 20
Country (United States) 169 of 178
Year (2021) 34 of 39
Size (of disclosed) 5 of 90
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-11-09 Wolt

Helsinki, Finland

Wolt is a technology company that makes it incredibly easy to discover and get the best restaurants, grocery stores, and other local shops delivered to home or office. Wolt works together with over 30,000 restaurant and retail partners as well as with over 60,000 courier partners across 23 countries and 129 cities. The Helsinki-based company was founded in 2014, employs over 2,200 people today, and is led by its co-founder and CEO Miki Kuusi.

Sell €7.0B
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-11-25 Taylor’s Education

Subang Jaya, Malaysia

Taylor's Education is one of the largest private education groups in Malaysia with 20,000 students. It has established itself as a provider of highly regarded quality education and in the last decade has grown its operations to Singapore and Vietnam.

Buy -
Buyer
DESCRIPTION

Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) is a private investment firm that invests in infrastructure assets worldwide. GIP looks to work in partnership with the public sector and other stakeholders to improve infrastructure for the community by drawing on its global capability and applying industrial best practice to enhance operating efficiencies. The Firm focuses on larger scale investments in assets that provide essential services, have high barriers to entry and offer significant governance positions. GIP primarily targets opportunities in OECD countries, while maintaining a global perspective and the flexibility to pursue assets with the potential for attractive risk-adjusted returns in selected non-OECD countries. Global Infrastructure Partners was established in 2007 and is headquartered in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 12 of 15
Sector (Information Technology) 1 of 1
Type (Going Private) 2 of 2
State (Texas) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 3 of 4
Year (2021) 4 of 4
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-08-20 Saavi Energía

Mexico

Saavi Energía is a power producer and a stand-alone power generator. Saavi Energíain is based in Mexico.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2022-06-29 VTG

Hamburg, Germany

VTG is a full-range service, providing tank cars, intermodal wagons, standard freight wagons and sliding wall wagons. In addition to the hiring of wagons, the Group offers comprehensive multi-modal logistics services, mainly around rail transport, and global tank container transports. VTG was founded in 1951 and is based in Hamburg, Germany.

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