Infrastructure

Supporting and investing in large-scale data storage in the Americas

Macquarie Capital invests in Prime Data Centers to provide optimised data center solutions to wholesale customers throughout the Americas and Europe.

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Sector Infrastructure 
Sub-sector Digital infrastructure 
Location Americas

Opportunity

As organisations digitise their information and digitalise their processes, they are becoming increasingly reliant on remote data centers to house critical applications and store their data. 

This has led to record levels of data usage and growing demand for data center services accessible to organisations both large and small.

According to independent industry analysts Structure Research, the global data center colocation and interconnection market has an estimated value of $US53.9 billion and an annual growth rate of 11.4 per cent.

Prime Data Centers is a California-based wholesale data center developer and operator with several existing facilities and a pipeline of future projects throughout the Americas and Europe.

Prime Data Centers develops, acquires, and operates data centers for large enterprises and hyper-scalers looking for on-premises, hybrid, or cloud solutions. Through its owned properties, customer assets (sale-leaseback), or greenfield developments, Prime delivers build-to-suit, powered-shell, and turn-key solutions. The company targets offerings that provide customers unique ownership options or flexible wholesale leasing models resulting in a true corporate partnership. 

With this partnership and investment, Macquarie Capital can help Prime Data Centers accelerate the development of a promising project pipeline and drive long-term growth.” 

Mark Bradshaw, Head of Infrastructure Investing and Development for Europe & Americas at Macquarie Capital

 


Approach

Macquarie Capital invested in Prime Data Centers with the aim of enabling long-term advantages for data center users by bringing together custom solutions, sustainable power and world-class connectivity within strategically advantageous facilities.

Macquarie Capital will lend its infrastructure investing, operating and development expertise to complement Prime’s experience in delivering and servicing data center infrastructure solutions to enterprise and hyperscale companies. 

 

Macquarie Capital is an excellent fit for us, not only because of the strategic nature that is truly unique and a potential paradigm shift in solving for the delivery of sustainable mission-critical infrastructure on-demand at whatever capacity, but also because of their long-term investment horizon to really scale and leverage our mutual assets and people.”

Nicholas Laag – CEO and founder of Prime Data Centers

Outcome

Prime has recently signed build-to-suit leases in Santa Clara and Sacramento, California- of which the first 10MW is being delivered currently- and the partnership is developing several additional projects in the Americas and Europe.

10 years1

Opportunity enables ability for significant capital investment over the next 10 years

400+ MW1

of existing projects in the pipeline

$US25 billion+1

of Macquarie Capital infrastructure projects under construction or development

For more information please contact: 

Sam Southall
Senior Vice President, New York
Sam.Southall@macquarie.com
+1 212 231 1159

John Ghirardelli
Senior Vice President, New York
John.Ghirardelli@macquarie.com
+1 212 231 8054

 

  1.  All information accuracte as at 24 June 2021