Global investment firm Carlyle announced the acquisition of Involta, a data center company specialized in hybrid IT and cloud infrastructure, along with data center colocation, hybrid cloud, edge, fiber, and related products. Carlyle is acquiring the company from M/C Partners. The acquisition is expected to close in 2022’s first quarter and is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
12 facilities, 12,000+ fiber-mile network
The company is the owner and operator of 12 data centers and an in-house 12,000+ fiber-mile network. The company provides mission-critical IT solutions to businesses across the U.S. Carlyle will expand the company’s operations, which are mostly located in the Midwest as well as the Pacific Northwest and Southwestern U.S.
With the acquisition, Carlyle will boost its growth in infrastructure investing, including investments in infrastructure companies supporting the digital economy. The company also acquired Wyyerd Group, a leading regional fiber-to-home platform in the Southwestern United States, and recently completed an add-on fiber acquisition for that platform. Bruce Lehrman, Founder and CEO of Involta, said,
« We are thrilled to work with Carlyle’s proven investment team as we build on our national market leadership and support our customers’ growing digital infrastructure requirements. We see many logical opportunities to continue expanding Involta’s footprint and infrastructure, and look forward to leveraging Carlyle’s global resources and deep expertise to further accelerate our growth momentum. »