Vantage Data Centers has formed an Investment Partnership with a consortium of investors led by funds affiliated with the investment management platform of DigitalBridge Group, MEAG and Infranity (Investor Consortium).
The Investment Partnership initially consists of six stabilized data centers in strategic locations across Europe and is valued at approximately €2.5 billion (approximately $2.7 billion), including Vantage’s stake.
Investment Partnership will enable Vantage to deploy additional capital to continue expanding its EMEA platform, delivering high-quality hyperscale data center campuses.
The data centers span more than 1.8 million gross square feet and 177MW of IT capacity and are located in key strategic markets.
Vantage’s management team, led by President and CEO Sureel Choksi, will continue to manage and operate these assets as part of its global data center portfolio. The additional capital raised from the Investor Consortium will be used to support the continued growth of Vantage’s EMEA data center platform.
“This Investment Partnership provides Vantage with multiple partners with deep expertise in digital infrastructure,” said Choksi. “This transaction provides Vantage with additional capital to continue our expansion in new and existing markets across EMEA, capitalizing on the extraordinary growth opportunities, driving innovation and delivering state-of-the-art sustainable data centers for our customers.”
Dominik Damaschke, head of infrastructure equity of MEAG, said: “Data centers are the backbone of the increasing digitization of the economy, and we are proud to invest in a portfolio of top-tier hyperscale data centers in Europe. The investment is another milestone in MEAG‘s strategic expansion into digital infrastructure.”
“Infranity has been a prominent investor in digital infrastructure assets in Europe since its business inception with data centers sitting at the heart of the fast and deep digitization of our economies. This partnership with Vantage embodies a shared vision for economic growth and sustainability,” stated Jaime Hector, managing director and co-head of equity team at Infranity. “This investment highlights our unwavering commitment to advancing cutting-edge digital infrastructure, thereby strengthening our resolve to create a more sustainable and interconnected world.”
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