Greening of Data Centers thru Mergers & Acquisitions, stock exchanges join

Terremark and Navisite’s acquisition is part of the M&A momentum in data centers.  Mergers typically reduce costs and reduce overlap between organizations to provide services which is a good way to green a data center.  Reducing the amount of data center assets you need.

Latest to join are stock exchanges. Here are some articles discussing the changes.

LSE and TMX.

LSE and TMX deal inevitable

By Philip Stafford and Jeremy Grant

The limelight may have rapidly moved to the US and Germany but those behind the merger of the London Stock Exchange and TMX, operator of Canada’s largest bourse, insist it was the right deal to do.

Xavier Rolet, chief executive of LSE and the proposed chief executive of the enlarged group, rejected the view that the deal was “defensive”, arguing that it was linked to emerging markets growth and surging commodity prices.

“It’s much more transformational than people think,” he told the Financial Times. His counterpart at the TMX, Tom Kloet, said any idea of a defensive move was “a total misread”.

“If you look at where we’re going to sit in our core business and the geographical reach and depth of product spread this makes us an offensive player,” Mr Kloet said.

NYSE and Deutsche Boerse

NYSE May Be Bought By Germany's Deutsche Boerse


February 9, 2011

The company that operates the New York Stock Exchange could soon be acquired by a European company in a deal that could be announced as soon as next week.

NYSE Euronext, the company that owns the New York Stock Exchange and stock and derivatives markets throughout Europe, has confirmed it's in advanced talks with Deutsche Boerse, which owns the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The deal would create the world's largest financial exchange, with headquarters in both Europe and the U.S.

Deutsche Boerse would control 60 percent of the shares, which means the ownership of the iconic New York Stock Exchange would be in foreign hands for the first time.

The announcement came hours after news of a $2.9 billion merger between the London Stock Exchange and TMX Group Inc., parent company of the Toronto Stock Exchange.