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Carlyle to Acquire and Expand Involta Data Centers from M/C Partners, a Private Equity Firm Focused on Small and Midsize Businesses

Global investment firm Carlyle announced today that the fund managed by Carlyle has agreed to acquire Involta. Involta is a data center company focused on hybrid IT and cloud infrastructure, including data center colocation, hybrid cloud, edge, fiber, and related products.

Involta owns and maintains 12 data centers and a 12,000-mile fiber network. They deliver mission-critical IT solutions to organizations across the US, along with strategic infrastructure services. Carlyle's funding, resources, and expertise will help Involta expand its operations, which are now based in the Midwest, Pacific Northwest, and Southwest.

"Involta has built a world-class platform with a demonstrated operating model for delivering high-quality service to customers in an increasingly complex, hybrid cloud-based world. We look forward to a strong, long-term partnership and to leveraging Carlyle's scale, resources, and access to capital to drive sustainable growth at Involta."

Joshua Pang, Head of Digital Infrastructure for Carlyle's Infrastructure Group

Pooja Goyal, Chief Investment Officer of Carlyle's Infrastructure Group, said, "This investment is consistent with our strategy of partnering with best-in-class businesses positioned for continued growth in the digital infrastructure space.”

This deal supports Carlyle's development in infrastructure investing, which includes digital economy infrastructure firms.

Carlyle will purchase Involta from M/C Partners. The deal is scheduled to conclude in the first quarter of 2022 and is subject to the fulfillment of standard closing conditions. Financial specifics were not given.

About Carlyle
Carlyle is a worldwide investment firm with strong sector experience that focuses on three business segments: global private equity, global credit, and global investment solutions. Carlyle employs over 1,800 individuals across five continents in 26 offices.

About Involta
Involta is a multi-award-winning hybrid IT and cloud-first consulting organization that orchestrates digital transformation for the nation's largest businesses. Involta's continuous mission is based on collaboration. Its tailored strategy detects clients' needs while winning their confidence to eventually offer Superior Infrastructure and Services, Operational Excellence, and People Who Deliver, all of which align with the Involta brand promise.

Involta combines strategic consultancy with an unmatched ability to use privately held data centers and infrastructure assets, enabling enterprises to meet stringent security and reliability needs. The firm has been recognized on various CRN lists and has been listed to Inc.5000's list of America's fastest-growing companies for nine consecutive years.

Involta empowers customers to modernize their technology while allowing them to focus on their main business.

About M/C Partners
M/C Partners is a private equity firm specializing in small and mid-sized enterprises operating in the digital infrastructure and technology services industries. The company is now investing in its ninth fund, collaborating with potential businesses and leadership teams to help them grow, scale, and enhance their operations to maximize value.

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