KKR & Co. and Global Infrastructure Partners agreed to acquire data-center owner CyrusOne in a transaction valued at roughly $15 billion.
The buyers agreed to pay $90.50 per share, a 25% premium to CyrusOne's share price on Sept. 27, the last trading day before a published report about a potential company sale, according to a statement Monday.
The total purchase price includes the assumption of debt. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of next year.
The deal comes amid consolidation among real estate investment trusts that manage data centers, which provide crucial infrastructure for companies big in cloud computing, such as Amazon.com, Salesforce.com and Alphabet.
CyrusOne, which specializes in the design, construction and operation of more than 50 high-performance data centers, will be closely held following the close of the transaction.
"CyrusOne has built one of the strongest data-center companies in the world and has a strong track record of development and operational expertise in addition to delivering best-in-class service to its customers," Waldemar Szlezak, managing director at KKR, and Will Brilliant, partner, Global Infrastructure, said in the statement. "We see numerous opportunities ahead to continue expanding CyrusOne's footprint across key global digital gateway markets."