Advised IXcellerate, the largest carrier-neutral data centre in Russia, on its placement of Series A equity

Arma Partners is pleased to announce that it has acted as exclusive financial adviser to IXcellerate Ltd. on its placement of Series A equity. The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is among the institutional investors subscribing to the issue alongside IXcellerate’s co-founders. Upon completion of all phases, the project cost will total c. $55 million, most of which will be invested towards the construction and operation of a 6,200 square metre facility in Moscow set on a 15,000 square metre campus. The datacentre will be built over three phases, with the first 1,000 square metres planned to be operational in 2012.

IXcellerate is a data centre operator founded by Guy Willner (founder and former CEO of IXEurope, which was sold to Equinix in 2007) and Cliff Gauntlett (former SVP of Golden Telecom). IXcellerate is expected to become the largest carrier-neutral datacentre in Russia, where demand for high-quality datacentre services is expected to increase strongly over the next few years. IXcellerate is an alliance member of the International Data Centre Group (www.idc-g.com), a global alliance of independent datacentre operators. For more information on IXcellerate see www.ixcellerate.com.

This transaction further illustrates Arma Partners’ leadership in the colocation sector, leveraging Arma’s deep domain expertise, understanding of the investor universe and first class execution skills.