US data center firm LightEdge is to acquire Connectria.

The GI Partners’ owned company announced this week that it has entered an agreement to acquire the cloud solutions provider. Terms of the deal have not been shared.

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LightEdge's facility in Des Moines, Iowa – LightEdge

The deal will add six data center locations to LightEdge’s existing portfolio of 12 facilities across eight US markets.

Jim Masterson, CEO of LightEdge, said: “The acquisition extends LightEdge’s colocation and private cloud offering into public cloud services, while bringing together two incredibly talented and diverse teams and two highly complementary product suites, geographies, and customer bases.”

The companies say Connectria’s experience in IBM, AWS, and Microsoft Azure public cloud hosting will complement LightEdge in delivering colocation, cloud, connectivity, and network security.

The CEO of Connectria, Amar Patel, added: “Both companies are also known for their strong company cultures, employee engagement and empowerment, and close ties to customers and suppliers.”

The acquisition, expected to close in April this year, will be LightEdge’s fourth since it was acquired by GI Partners in 2021.

LightEdge acquired a data center in Minneapolis earlier this year, NFINIT in April 2022, and Cavern Technologies in September 2021.

Founded in 1996, Missouri-based Connectria initially launched as an infrastructure consulting firm, before launching its AWS-managed services and cloud management platforms in 2013 and 2017 respectively.

Connectria owns and operates two data center facilities in St. Louis, Missouri, as well as leasing space within Philadelphia’s University City Science Center, Pennsylvania, and a CyrusOne Dallas data center in Texas. The company also announced the opening of two Singapore-based data centers in February this year – likely leased.

Des Moines-based LightEdge currently has data centers in Austin, Texas; Des Moines, Iowa; Kansas City, Missouri; Lenexa, Kansas; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Omaha, Nebraska; Phoenix, Arizona; Raleigh, North Carolina; and San Diego, California.