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Data Center

Demand for European data centres outstripped supply

Demand for colocation data centre space outstripped supply in 2023, despite facilities of unprecedented size being delivered across Europe for the industry’s largest customers. According to new research from CBRE, there was 601MW of take-up across the 14 largest markets in Europe in 2023.
Friday, 16. February 2024

Starwood Capital invests in Echelon Data Centres

Starwood Capital Group had made a strategic investment in Echelon Data Centres via a controlled affiliate. The transaction will see Starwood Capital commit approximately $850 million through Starwood Opportunity Fund XII and Starwood Real Estate Income Trust, Inc, becoming a 50% shareholder in Echelon and providing material c...
Friday, 16. February 2024

Hauck Aufhäuser acquires data center near Hamburg

The Real Estate Investment Management of the private bank Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe has acquired a colocation data center on behalf of the „HAL Digitale Infrastruktur Deutschland 1“ fund from x-ion GmbH. The purchase is a share deal and marks the first investment of the special AIF launched at the end of 2023.
Monday, 12. February 2024

Skanska prepares for new data center in Telemark

Skanska has signed a contract with WS Computing AS for preparatory groundwork for a new data center facility at Gromstul in Skien municipality. The contract is worth NOK 1.1 billion, about SEK 1.1 billion, which will be included in the Nordic order bookings for the first quarter 2024. The contract consists of preparatory grou...
Thursday, 8. February 2024

Invesco and Kauri sell Berlin data center to Data Castle

Data Castle, a joint venture between US investment manager Angelo Gordon and Munich-based DCD Data Center Developers GmbH, has acquired the Berlin data center on the site of the Open Innovation Space at Juliusturm from Invesco and Kauri Cab. The „in.grid“ will put the full 40 MVA into operation in the fourth quarter of 2025.
Friday, 24. November 2023

MEAG and Vantage sign €2.5bn investment partnership

MEAG invests with DigitalBridge and Infranity in European data centres managed by Vantage Data Centers. The €2.5 billion portfolio comprises six hyperscale data centres in the UK and Germany.
Friday, 3. November 2023

Bowmark Capital exits ASK4 to GI Partners

ASK4, today announced that GI Partners has signed a definite agreement to acquire the company from Bowmark Capital. ASK4 will be GI Partners’ first data infrastructure investment in Europe. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.
Thursday, 14. September 2023

CyrusOne builds data centre in Frankfurt Westside

CyrusOne is building another data centre in the Rhine-Main region. The global data center developer and operator has announced plans for its seventh data center campus in Frankfurt, named FRA7, located on a 63,000 square meter plot at Frankfurt Westside. In Hanau, the company recently obtained planning permission for the FRA5...
Thursday, 7. September 2023

Strong H2 expected for European data centre market

It is anticipated that there will be 4GW of installed capacity in Europe’s top colocation data centre markets by the end of 2023, a 17% rise compared to the previous year, according to CBRE.
Tuesday, 22. August 2023

GI Partners acquires majority interest in hyperscale data center portfolio

GI Partners, a leading private alternatives investment firm, has announced the acquisition of a 65% interest in the ownership of two hyperscale data centers in Elk Grove Village, IL in partnership with Digital Realty Trust (NYSE: DLR). GI Partners is making the investment on behalf of its Essential Tech + Science Fund (GI Par...
Tuesday, 18. July 2023

Catella acquires for the special AIF an underground car park in Milan

Catella Real Estate AG (CREAG) acquires the eight-storey underground car park Largo Corsia dei Servi with 332 parking spaces in the historic center of Milan. The long-term tenant is APCOA, one of the largest private providers of parking spaces in Europe.
Tuesday, 8. November 2022