AB Private Credit Investors (“AB-PCI”) acted as Sole Lead Arranger and Administrative Agent for an incremental second lien senior secured term loan to facilitate DataBank’s purchase of LightBound. LightBound is the third acquisition AB-PCI has helped DataBank, a portfolio company of Digital Bridge, complete since the original platform investment in 2016.
Founded in 2004 and based in Dallas, Texas, DataBank is a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, cloud, and connectivity services, offering customers 100% uptime availability of data, applications, and infrastructure. DataBank provides its suite of services in a truly hybrid model allowing enterprises to port workloads, technologies and even contract terms from data center to data center and from cloud to colocation, with compliance certifications to meet the most stringent demands.
Digital Infrastructure and Services, and the datacenter sub-segment, are a significant area of focus for AB-PCI. We have extensive history and deep knowledge demonstrated by our principals’ execution of financings including Contegix, Databank, DecisionOne, Flexential, Latisys, Pulsant, Q9, Single Digits, and ViaWest.
Digital Bridge maintains ownership interests in a broad range of communications infrastructure companies including datacenters, cellular and broadcasting towers, and rooftop and distributed antenna systems (DAS). It is dedicated to long-term value creation through the active management of its companies and strong alignment with its investor partners, which include leading institutions, corporations, endowments and family offices around the world.