Vantage Data Centers and Digital Colony Team Up for US$1.25 Billion Capital Raise

Current investors make incremental capital commitments for global expansion

DENVER (November 19, 2020) – Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, today announced that it has raised US$1.25 billion in incremental equity capital from its existing investors, led by Digital Colony. This funding will be used to fuel ongoing expansion and development across North America and Europe.

“Hyperscale data center market demand remains strong, and this capital raise will allow Vantage to accelerate its global expansion of sustainable, large-scale campuses,” said Sharif Metwalli, CFO, Vantage Data Centers. “This capital raise demonstrates our investors’ continued commitment to Vantage’s strategic growth plan.”

“The Vantage team continues to do an amazing job supporting the growth of their hyperscale customers as they expand in North America and increasingly throughout Europe,” said Marc Ganzi, president and CEO of Colony Capital and Digital Colony. “Supporting the strategic development and financing of our partner companies is a key pillar of Digital Colony’s alpha-creation strategies, so we’re thrilled to be a part of Vantage’s next big step forward.”

Vantage has continued its strong trajectory in the second half of 2020 by reaching new milestones around funding and development. The company recently opened its flagship European campus in Frankfurt, Germany, with the completion of the first phase of what will be a three-building campus delivering 55MW of critical IT capacity once fully developed. Vantage also closed on its acquisition of Next Generation Data in the U.K. and added 68MW of capacity across the world’s two largest markets – Northern Virginia and Silicon Valley.

In addition, earlier this year Vantage entered a strategic partnership with an investor group led by an affiliate of Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY) to advance its growth globally. Most recently, the company raised US$1.3 billion in securitized notes at attractive rates and with the longest blended tenor ever issued by a data center company in the asset-backed securities (ABS) market.

À propos de Vantage Data Centers

Vantage Data Centers alimente, refroidit, protège et connecte la technologie des hyperscale les plus réputés au monde, des fournisseurs de services infonuagiques et des grandes entreprises. Développant et exploitant six marchés en Amérique du Nord et six marchés en Europe, Vantage a fait évoluer la conception des centres de données de manière innovante pour offrir des gains spectaculaires en termes de fiabilité, d’efficacité et de durabilité dans des environnements flexibles qui peuvent s’étendre aussi rapidement que le marché l’exige.

Pour plus d’information, visitez https://vantage-dc.com/fr/.

About Digital Colony

Digital Colony is one of the world’s largest dedicated digital infrastructure investment firms with over US$20 billion in assets under management. Launched in 2017 by Digital Bridge and Colony Capital, Digital Colony brings together Digital Bridge’s industry, operational and investment expertise, and Colony Capital’s (NYSE: CLNY) global operating platform and capital markets access. Digital Colony is a leading investor, owner and operator enabling the next generation of mobile and internet connectivity through investments in mission-critical infrastructure around the globe. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London and Singapore, the firm closed its first discretionary fund dedicated solely to investing in digital infrastructure with approximately US$4.1 billion in commitments in 2019.

For more information, please visit www.digitalcolony.com.

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Contacts médias
Mark Freeman
Vantage Data Centers
mfreeman@vantage-dc.com
+1-202-680-4243

 

Robin Bectel
REQ for Vantage Data Centers
vdc@req.co
+1 703-287-7827

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