Nantes, February 27th, 2023. Etix Everywhere (ETIX) announced today a significant ca- pital increase from Eurazeo, through its transition infrastructure Fund managed by Eurazeo Infrastructure Partners, a leading global investment company based in Pa- ris, France. ETIX will use the proceeds to accelerate the expansion of its interna- tional network of colocation data centers and secure carbon-free energy supplies.
ETIX is an established French company operating a network of edge data centers in regional locations, providing colocation services to its customers. ETIX is pursuing an expansion strategy based on organic development and on acquisitions, underpinned
by the recent acquisition of CIV France, a regional leader in the north of France. This capital increase will accelerate ETIX’s expansion to address the exponential growth of customers demand for digital infrastructure closer to the end user driven by enterprises and larger platforms.
In that way, ETIX is developing a scalable and interconnected data center platform close to the city center to offer its customer access to the main peering points and global coverage with a wide range of added value services provided by its IT Partners.
Eurazeo is a French leading global investment company, with a diversified portfolio of €32.4 billion in assets under management. With its considerable private equity, private debt as well as real estate and infrastructure asset expertise, Eurazeo will help ETIX alongside GDC to strengthen its leadership position in the French regional market and offer its customers an edge sovereign data center network.
Eurazeo is also an energy transition specialist and is notably invested in a wide portfolio of companies dedicated to build a more sustainable world. As a major player in the data center industry, ETIX has a key role to play in making data green and achieve its goal
to make its data centers carbon neutral by 2030 (commitment ETIX took as part of the Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact). Eurazeo could therefore support ETIX in reaching that ambitious strategy.
Louis Blanchot, Group CEO at Etix Everywhere commented:
«We are delighted to welcome Eurazeo as a new investor in ETIX. Data exchanges are expanding exponentially with the ever-increasing digitalization of all aspects of our lives. We deeply think edge data centers will be a key component of tomorrow’s lives. This new funding round with a premium European fund is a strategic move to strengthen our leadership position in the French regional market and accelerate our development in Europe where we aim to double our DC portfolio in the next 3 years. Eurazeo is also highly committed to ESG which is in line with our core strategy to em- power our customer’s data with green edge DC.»
Melissa Cohen Managing Director at Eurazeo - Infrastructure added:
«We are thrilled to become a shareholder of Etix, supporting its development in the regional colocation market and helping the company strengthening its leadership position in the booming data center regional market. Etix provides high specification data center services to local customers, and we are delighted to be supporting their expansion and to assist them in their decarbonisation pathway.»
David Yuile, Managing Director at GDC concluded:
«We are excited to partner with Eurazeo. With the combination of an European inves- tor and GDC, ETIX now has the financial and strategic support to expand and accele- rate its DC platform across its two major markets.»
ABOUT ETIX EVERYWHERE
ETIX Everywhere is a provider of colocation services, through its global network of data centers. ETIX Everywhere is focused on Europe and South-East Asia, with 10 data centers live and more than 400 customers.