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Peak 10 Poised for Aggressive Growth under GI Partners Ownership
|By Business Wire
|May 12, 2014 09:30 AM EDT
National IT infrastructure and cloud provider, Peak
10, Inc. (“Peak 10”) today announced that private equity firm GI
Partners (“GI”) has agreed to acquire Peak 10 from private equity firm
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (“Welsh Carson”).
Peak 10 provides hybrid IT infrastructure services including data center
services, private and enterprise cloud infrastructure, and managed
services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the company operates 24 data
centers in 10 key markets in the U.S., primarily serving mid-sized
enterprises around the globe. Peak 10 boasts one of the most
comprehensive IT security and compliance programs in the industry and is
a leader in Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). It was recently
named the first provider in the Americas to achieve the Cisco Powered
“This is a pivotal time in the IT infrastructure space,” said David
Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer of Peak 10. “Our industry
continues to experience dynamic change with shifts and enhancements to
virtual environments and the promise of the cloud. GI Partners’ deep
experience in value creation within our sector aligns with our
aggressive plans to expand geographically and deliver new capabilities
to the marketplace for companies who need a partner like Peak 10.”
“Peak 10’s talented and experienced management team has built an
outstanding organization with considerable scale,” said David Mace,
Director at GI Partners. “We look forward to supporting the company as
it continues to expand its leadership position.”
“We are very proud of the partnership we have enjoyed with Peak 10’s
management team since 2010. During that time, we worked closely together
to continue building on Peak 10’s leadership position in the market,”
added Eric J. Lee, General Partner at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.
“The company delivered terrific performance and we believe is
well-positioned for its next phase of growth.”
Under this new partnership, Peak 10 stands to gain strong momentum from
the history of technology investments made by GI Partners, including
Digital Realty Trust (NYSE: DLR), The Telx Group, and SoftLayer
“Our partnership with Welsh Carson created a strong foundation for our
next phase. With GI, we will write a new chapter in our growth story,”
said Jones, who founded the company in 2000. “Together, we have the
depth of resources and experience to drive much bigger achievements.
This is a very positive move for us and allows us an opportunity to
expand in new directions, sustain new growth and leverage our partner
Completion of the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals
and customary closing conditions, is expected in the second quarter of
Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored cloud computing, data center and
other information technology (IT) infrastructure solutions and managed
services, primarily for mid-market businesses. Peak 10 solutions are
designed to scale and adapt to customers’ changing business needs,
enabling them to increase agility, lower costs, improve performance and
focus internal IT resources on their core competencies. Peak 10 holds
the Cisco® Cloud Provider Certification with a Cisco Powered Cloud
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service
(DRaaS) designation. Peak 10 undergoes annual examinations by third
party auditors and helps companies meet the requirements of various
regulatory and industry standards such as SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, Safe
Harbor, HIPAA, PCI DSS, FISMA and ITAR. For more information, visit www.peak10.com.
About Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe focuses its investment activity in two
target industries, information/business services and healthcare. Since
its founding in 1979, the Firm has organized 15 limited partnerships
with total capital of $20 billion. The Firm is currently investing an
equity fund, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe XI, L.P. See www.welshcarson.com
to learn more.
About GI Partners
Founded in 2001, GI Partners is a leading middle market private equity
investment firm based in Menlo Park, California. The firm currently
manages over $10 billion through private equity and real estate separate
account strategies for recognized institutional investors, including
some of the largest state and sovereign pension funds in North America,
Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East. GI Partners is active in a
number of key sectors, including IT Infrastructure & Services,
Healthcare Services, Retail & Leisure, and Financial & Real Estate
Services. For more information on GI Partners and its entire portfolio,
please visit www.gipartners.com.
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