DENVER (Dec. 16, 2021) – Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, today announced that Ismail (Ish) Alsheik has joined the company as senior vice president, general counsel.
Alsheik will develop and execute the strategic direction for Vantage’s legal and corporate governance functions globally and will play a key role in supporting the company’s continued growth. He joins Vantage from Jones Day where he served as a partner in the mergers and acquisitions group since 2015, advising clients on transactions, corporate law and governance matters. He has more than 16 years of legal experience advising companies on complicated business combinations, including several transactions for Vantage and its lead investor, DigitalBridge Group.
Alsheik advised on the US$3.5 billion partnership Vantage formed with a group of investors led by DigitalBridge Group in 2020 and advised DigitalBridge’s portfolio company DataBank on the US$1.4 billion acquisition of zColo (Zayo’s data center business). He also led the advisory team for the acquisition of Vantage by a consortium that included DigitalBridge Holdings, LLC in 2017.
“Ish has been a trusted advisor through many milestones in Vantage’s history, and we are thrilled to bring him onboard to lead our worldwide legal function,” said Sureel Choksi, president and CEO, Vantage Data Centers. “As we continue to expand rapidly around the globe, his expertise in navigating mergers and acquisitions, organic growth and past experience as a Vantage advisor will bring tremendous value to our leadership team.”
Alsheik earned his Juris Doctor from Northwestern University Law School and serves as a member of the school’s Fund Board. He also serves on the planning committee of the Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute.
About Vantage Data Centers
Vantage Data Centers powers, cools, protects and connects the technology of the world’s well-known hyperscalers, cloud providers and large enterprises. Developing and operating across five continents in North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific, Vantage has evolved data center design in innovative ways to deliver dramatic gains in reliability, efficiency and sustainability in flexible environments that can scale as quickly as the market demands.
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