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Data Centre Securitisation in Europe

The pace of digital transformation has been accelerating worldwide. As part of this continued growth trajectory, the use by corporates of data centres has become essential.
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We understand the complex, technical and operational issues around data centers. They are a mission-critical component of any business, and can present a range of complex real estate, IT, power and environmental challenges that can be difficult to navigate through. Whether you are interested in the development, leasing/licensing, financing, or purchase or sale of a data center or colocation facility, it is no simple transaction, and requires an informed and holistic approach.

Global interconnection and data center company
Advised on a USD 1 billion joint venture with Singapore's global wealth fund, to develop and operate xScaleTM data centers in Japan.

An Asia Pacific data center technology company
Advised on the development of a 300MW data center in Japan and its acquisition of land for data center development in Hong Kong and Indonesia. These deals are part of the client’s expansion plans across Asia Pacific.

Private equity real estate fund manager
Advised on the formation of a USD 1.3 billion China-focused data center investment platform.

One of the top technology companies in the US
Advised on the acquisition of land for the data center development in Taiwan, including negotiations of the purchase agreement and the trust arrangements with the bank. As a critical condition to the transaction, we also successfully assisted the client to obtain key approval from the government for the developments on the lands that are subject to special regulatory controls.

A leading technology company
Advising on regulatory, data privacy, tax and import and export issues in relation to its establishment and operation of data center facilities and its procurement of cloud and IT services in Asia, Europe and the US.

APG Asset Management
Advised on a USD 350 million investment into Chindata, a leading operator of hyperscale data centers that has over 13 data centers in China, Malaysia and India.

APG Asset Management
Advised on the acquisition of a 20% stake in OneAsia, an integrated data center developer and operator in Asia, providing IT services, cloud-based solutions and data center services.

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) 
Advised on the acquisition of an 88% stake in AirTrunk, by a consortium led by Macquarie Asia Infrastructure Fund 2 (MAIF2), a MIRA-Managed infrastructure fund. This investment values AirTrunk at more than AUD 3 billion.

A Canada-based pension fund 
Advised on the sale of its Australian data center portfolio to a global interconnection and data center company for AUD 1.05 billion.