Ballard Spahr advised C7 Data Centers, the leading data center service provider in Utah, in its sale to DataBank, Ltd., a Digital Bridge portfolio company. DataBank’s acquisition of C7 is its first investment in the West, and immediately positions it as a top provider in the industry in the Salt Lake City market.

C7, a privately held company that operates exclusively in Utah, has three interconnected, state-of-the art data centers in the region. It provides cloud, production, and disaster recovery solutions to enterprises, carriers, content, and cloud services providers worldwide.

DataBank, a major provider of enterprise-class data center services, is headquartered in Dallas with operations in Minneapolis and Kansas City, Kansas.

Ballard Spahr represented C7 in all aspects of the sale. The legal team was led by Business and Finance Partner David R. Rudd along with Business and Finance Associate Jess C. Theodore, and Partners Cristina Coronado (Real Estate), Steven W. Suflas (Labor and Employment), and Jason A. Leckerman (Antitrust). The team also included Senior Counsel Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., (Environment and Natural Resources), Senior Counsel Jeffrey R. Davine (Tax), and Associates Joseph P. Anderson III (Intellectual Property), Spencer D. Critchett (Business and Finance), Thomas J. Gallagher IV (Antitrust), Robert S. Kaplan (Employee Benefits), Jeremy T. Poryes (Real Estate), and Christopher W. Welsch (Employee Benefits).

Ballard Spahr’s Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity practice comprises more than 70 attorneys who represent buyers and sellers in every aspect of a business transaction—from initial structuring through due diligence and documentation to closing and post-closing integration. We advise emerging companies, privately held enterprises, and multinational public companies on transactions that span the middle market and include multibillion-dollar mergers.