ESD Studio Leaders Craig Kos (Healthcare) and Erik Nelson (Technology) will be joining a panel of industry experts at an upcoming Chicago event sponsored by The Association of Medical Facility Professionals (AMFP). It is part of AMFP’s mission “To be the hub where healthcare-built environment leaders share ideas, gain knowledge, solve challenges, connect with peers, and shape the future of the industry.” (Learn more about the AMFP event.)
ESD’s participation in the mergers-and-acquisitions market in data centers in the United States has exploded this year to $3.9 billion, which represents about 65 data centers.
One prime example: When CyrusOne purchased CME’s data center in Aurora, Illinois for $130 million, ESD represented the seller. ESD’s consulting arm also represents buyers and lenders in the growing data-center M&A world.
“ESD has really become the go-to firm for M&A in data centers,” says Paul Schlattman, a senior vice president at ESD. “We anticipate the buying to continue throughout 2017 as companies continue to acquire existing assets.”
ESD has been moving up in data-center rankings among engineering firms. According to a recent issue of BD+C magazine, ESD has joined the top five in the country based on revenue.