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Equinix Buys West Africa’s MainOne at $320 Million Valuation

  • Nasdaq-listed firm moves to tap growing African demand
  • MainOne has data centers, undersea cable from Europe to Africa
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Equinix Inc. is acquiring West African digital infrastructure firm MainOne Cable Co Ltd. at a valuation of $320 million, one of the continent’s biggest tech deals this year, allowing the U.S. data-center investor to tap into a regional boom.