Blackstone to Buy Data-Center Operator QTS for 21% Premium

Signage is displayed outside the Blackstone Group Inc. headquarters in New York, U.S. (Photographer: Mark Abramson/Bloomberg)

Blackstone to Buy Data-Center Operator QTS for 21% Premium

Blackstone Group Inc. has agreed to acquire data-center operator QTS Realty Trust Inc. in a deal valued at roughly $10 billion.

Blackstone Infrastructure Partners and BREIT, the private equity firm’s nontraded real estate investment trust, have agreed to pay $78 a share for QTS, according to a statement Monday. The price represents a 21% premium to the closing share price of QTS on Friday.

Including debt, the transaction is valued at about $10 billion.

QTS operates data centers, with more than than 7 million square feet of space in North America and Europe.

Shares of QTS jumped as high as $78.65 on Monday in New York. The stock had gained 4.2% this year through Friday, when it closed at $64.49.

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