Pivot Data Centres

“It has been a privilege working with Sverica and the Board as the CEO of Pivot, and I am very proud of what we have accomplished.”

- Michael Koury, CEO

Investment Date: December 2009


Acquired by Rogers Communications
October 2013

Pivot Data Centres provides tailored and flexible co-location data centre solutions that deliver peace of mind through an unwavering commitment to service and quality. With a client base consisting of government, large enterprises, and an extensive roster of medium and small business, Pivot is a leading co-location provider in Western Canada and offers carrier-neutral facilities, vendor-agnostic infrastructure platforms, high-density solutions, and SSAE 16 and PCI compliance. Pivot operates three data centres in Alberta: two in Calgary and one in Edmonton.

Significant Business Growth

Significant Growth Graph
  1. Sverica acquired controlling interest in 2009
  2. Invested additional equity to fund data center capacity expansion projects
  3. Increased recurring revenue by 2.5x and tripled EBITDA in four years
  4. Acquired by Rogers in 2013

Sverica’s Role:

  • Shifted strategy to transform into highly recurring and highly profitable colocation provider while reducing exposure to one time revenue in data center design and relocation business
  • Recruited industry specialist to the Board, CEO and VP of Operations
  • Successfully executed geographic expansion in Edmonton after exhaustive strategic planning and analytical review
  • Transitioned from “just in time” financing to well-funded plan, leveraging Sverica’s lender relationships

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