New York, NY and Boulder, CO – August 9, 2010 – DH Capital, an investment banking firm serving companies in the communications and Internet infrastructure sectors, is pleased to announce it served as exclusive financial advisor to SoftLayer Technologies on its recently completed sale to the company’s management team and GI Partners.
DH Capital has long served as a trusted advisor to communications and Internet infrastructure companies, providing M&A and private capital placement advisory services. “The DH Capital team worked with us each step of the way, securing the capital we needed to support our growth and helping us complete this transformative transaction,” said Lance Crosby, CEO of SoftLayer. “The deep understanding of the hosting market that DH Capital puts to work for its clients is a real differentiator.” DH Capital maintains the largest dedicated team of professionals covering the managed hosting and data center sectors. The firm has advised managed hosting and data center companies on 30 transactions with a combined value in excess of $1 billion.
“We are very pleased to have assisted Lance Crosby and the SoftLayer team pursue and close this exciting transaction,” said Peter Hopper, CEO and Co-Founder of DH Capital. “Working with the company over the past two years to raise growth capital and assess numerous strategic options, we have had a front row seat for SoftLayer’s amazing accomplishments. The transaction with GI Partners combines two teams with premier track records of value creation in the Internet infrastructure sector.”
SoftLayer is best known for its on-demand virtual data center services, integrating all facets of IT to create automated solutions that empower customers with complete control, security, and scalability. GI Partners is a private trans-Atlantic investment firm managing approximately $4 billion of capital. The firm has made several investments in the Internet infrastructure sector, most notably Digital Realty Trust, The Planet, The Telx Group and ViaWest.
About SoftLayer Technologies
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, SoftLayer is a best-in-class, infrastructure-as-a-service provider with data centers in Dallas, Seattle, and Washington, DC, as well as network points of presence across the US. SoftLayer integrates and automates all IT elements, allowing customers to create cloud, dedicated, or seamless hybrid computing environments managed through a single interface. Enterprises of any size can have complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management in an on-demand IT solution. For more information, please visit www.softlayer.com or call 866.398.7638.
About DH Capital, LLC
DH Capital is a private investment banking partnership serving companies in the Communications and Internet infrastructure sectors. Headquartered in New York City with offices in Boulder, Colorado, the firm’s principals have extensive experience and proven abilities in capital formation, finance, research, business development and operations. DH Capital provides a full range of advisory services to companies and financial institutions, including mergers & acquisitions, private capital placements, financial restructuring, and operational consulting. The principals of DH Capital have led hundreds of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions totaling in excess of $10 billion, private equity placements totaling more than $1 billion, and debt placements totaling in excess of $10 billion.