Switch Inc. (NYSE: SWCH), a data center operator, might be acquired by a group of investors. Two big shareholders have shown an interest in repurchasing all of the company’s outstanding stock.
Switch’s revenue growth is aided by a high demand for data centers. Switch Inc. (SWCH) is attracting investors’ interest since the circumstances for ongoing expansion are good. Simultaneously, the firm is one of the last to be unaffected by the industry’s consolidation. The situation, however, shifted a few weeks ago.
DigitalBridge Group and IFM Investors, both Infrastructure Investors (REITs), have agreed to buy all of Switch’s outstanding shares for $34.25 per share. The entire value of the purchase is estimated to be around $11 billion. The purchase is expected to finalize in the second part of 2022, according to Switch.
It’s worth noting that Digital Realty Trust and Equinix have a long history of adding value to assets by developing and purchasing additional data centers in order to continue dividend growth.
Unconfirmed reports regarding an offer Switch Inc. (SWCH) could be getting from additional investors appeared shortly after the announcement of the imminent purchase. However, several weeks have gone with no sign of a new buyer for the firm. As a result, the agreement between DigitalBridge Group and IFM Investors is likely to take place at the scheduled time.
SWCH released its quarterly earnings in early May, as you may recall. Revenue climbed by 26% year over year to $164 million. The recent purchase of Data Foundry, as well as strong organic growth as clients add capacity to their data centers, are driving the quick increase in revenue.
Demand for space in Switch Inc. (SWCH)’s data centers is also high, according to the company’s management. In addition, in 2023-2024, a new Switch Tier 5 data center is expected to open.
SWCH had a year-to-date performance of 17.32%. The stock’s price has declined -0.44 percent in the last week and 10.20% in the last month, according to the 7-day charts.