Vantage Data Centers acquires 4Degrees Colocation for $259M

Vantage Data Centers, LLC (“Vantage”) announced the closing of its acquisition of 4Degrees Colocation (“4Degrees”) from Videotron Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc. (“Quebecor”), for a purchase price of $259 million. The acquisition of 4Degrees expands Vantage’s coast-to-coast presence in North America to six markets, adding campuses in Montreal and Quebec City to the existing Santa Clara, Northern Virginia, Phoenix and Quincy, Washington campuses.

Vantage is a leading North American wholesale data centre provider with nine operational facilities totaling 92MW of capacity and five additional facilities currently under development totaling 103MW. The company provides highly scalable, flexible and efficient data centre solutions to hyperscale, cloud and enterprise customers, offering unique value through its commitment to exceptional customer service and sustainability.

Miller Thomson LLP advised Vantage with respect to this transaction with a team led by Ken Chun (Corporate/M&A), and included Jay Sernoskie, Alexandré Hebert, Grégory Morin-Maltais and Kelsey MacKay (Corporate/M&A), Keyvan Nassiry and Esther Sohn (Financial Services), Chantal Joubert (Real Estate), Anne-Frédérique Bourret and Claire Durocher (Environmental), and Claudia Desjardins-Bélisle (Labour & Employment).

Quebecor was represented in the foregoing transaction in-house by Jonathan Lee Hickey, Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretariat, Jean-Pierre Huard, Director, Financing, M&A and Corporate Secretariat and Sophie Riendeau, Senior Legal Counsel, Legal Affairs, Merger, Acquisition and Financing and assisted by Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP with a team led by Gabriel Castiglio (Corporate/M&A), and included Constantinos Ragas, Mariève Barcelo-Després and Émilie Gaumont (Corporate/M&A) and Marie-Andrée Thibault (Real Estate).