The global digital infrastructure sector saw total investment of US$149bn in 2022, with $80bn invested so far in 2023, according to analysis by global law firm Linklaters. Of this $80bn, US$16bn has been invested specifically in deals involving data centres, as investor appetite grows towards the digital world’s warehouses for data storage and processing.
Linklaters have advised Vantage Data Centers (a DigitalBridge portfolio company, and their European hyperscale data centre platform) on the completion of its investment partnership with a consortium of long-term investors, led by MEAG and Infranity, along with funds affiliated with the investment management platform of DigitalBridge Group, Inc. (together the “Investor Consortium”, and the “Investment Partnership”).
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Linklaters has been at the centre of the evolution of the Euromarkets for decades, having advised on the issue by Autostrade of the first Eurobond in July 1963, and regularly advising on developments since then. More recently Linklaters has been at the centre of the digitisation of the financial markets – including the Euromarkets – in the development of new platforms and the use of novel technologies as well as on thought leadership.
Linklaters advised Deutsche Börse AG on the successful issuance of corporate bonds in three tranches and in an aggregate volume of three billion euro. These are the first corporate bonds placed with institutional investors that are represented by central register securities in accordance with the German Electronic Securities Act (eWpG).