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Equinix, Inc.

Bernstein Liebhard LLP announces that a securities class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or acquired Equinix, Inc. (“Equinix” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: EQIX) securities between May 3, 2019 and March 24, 2024, inclusive. The lawsuit seeks to recover Equinix shareholders’ investment losses.

If you purchased securities in Equinix between May 3, 2019 and March 24, 2024, inclusive, and would like to discuss your legal rights and/or options, please click “Join Class Action” above.

According to the Complaint, Defendants failed to disclose to investors that: (1) Equinix manipulated its financials to reduce operational expenses and boost Adjusted Funds From Operations (“AFFO”); (2) Equinix oversold power capacity and did not warn of the risks associated with this practice; and (3) Equinix lacked adequate internal controls.

On March 20, 2024, before the market opened, Hindenburg Research released a report entitled “Equinix Exposed: Major Accounting Manipulation, Core Business Decay And Selling an AI Pipe Dream As Insiders Cashed Out Hundreds of Millions.”  In part, Hindenburg stated that its  “investigation, which included a review of financial and litigation records and interviews with 37 former Equinix employees, industry experts and competitors, revealed that Equinix manipulates its accounting for AFFO, [] the key profitability metric for REITs [Real Estate Investment Trusts].  We estimate this metric was overstated by at least 22% in 2023 alone.”

On this news, Equinix’s stock fell $19.70 per share, or 2.3%, to close at $824.88 per share on March 20, 2024.

Then, on March 25, 2024, Equinix announced that the Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors had commenced an independent investigation to review the matters referenced in the Hindenburg report. Equinix also announced that it had received a subpoena from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California shortly after the release of the Hindenburg report.

On this news, Equinix’s stock price fell $8.45 per share, or 1.1%, to close at $792.52 per share on March 25, 2024.

If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than July 1, 2024. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as lead plaintiff. If you choose to take no action, you may remain an absent class member.

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