New perspective for data centers from diva-e

Leading German digital service provider focuses on high-growth core business

IT infrastructure provider diva-e datacenters with the firstcolo brand is getting a new owner, the infrastructure fund Cube Infrastructure Managers. This was announced by diva-e Digital Value Excellence today in Munich. The company is one of the largest German digital service providers with a focus on platforms, e-commerce and digital experience. The parties have agreed not to disclose financial details of the transaction.

New perspective for data centers from diva-e

"diva-e was formed in 2016 from a merger of twelve well-known digital companies and has been able to develop very successfully since then. This is also true for firstcolo," said Tilman Au, CEO of diva-e. "However, now is a good time to hand over the datacenter to a new owner who can develop the data infrastructure business even better." However, he said diva-e's strategy remains focused on growth, including internationally.

For the current year, diva-e expects a very pleasing development. The market for end-to-end digital customer solutions continues to grow dynamically, he said. "diva-e has everything it needs to participate significantly in this growth," said Sirko Schneppe, CCO of diva-e. "On our growth path, we will focus on activities in which diva-e is one of the market leaders or can be in the future. Among other things, we are investing in our internationally positioned 24x7 cloud management division."

Photo: Tilman Au (CEO diva-e) and Sirko Schneppe (CCO diva-e)

Emeram Capital Partners, which supports diva-e's corporate development, also provided significant support for this transaction. Emeram Partner Dr. Alexis Tran-Viet emphasizes, "We are proud that, with our support, firstcolo has developed into one of the leading and most efficient data centers in the Frankfurt region - with a customer-oriented and broad range of services. Thanks to the good cooperation with the two founders of firstcolo, Jerome Evans and Nicolaj Kamensek, this joint project has now also come to a positive conclusion." Evans and Kamensek will remain shareholders of firstcolo and will continue to lead the company in its next growth phase.