Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions (MIDIS) is one of the largest investors in Vantage Data Centers’ £320m (€359.4m) debt financing package.

MIDIS said it has made its first transaction in the UK data centre sector, providing £73m of the debt facilities to support Vantage’s acquisition of Next Generation Data and future expansion of the 180MW data centre campus in Newport, Wales.

Vantage acquired the facility from its founders and InfraVia in July 2020 as part of an ongoing strategic expansion across Europe.

MIDIS said its investment, which was made on behalf of UK, European, and Asian pension fund and insurance clients, represents MIDIS’ continued strong appetite to finance high-quality assets in the growing digital infrastructure sector.

Tom van Rijsewijk, MD, MIDIS, said: “Data centres play a key role in supporting the world’s fast-growing digital economy. We see a growing role for MIDIS in the sector by partnering with leading sponsors to meet the rising demand for connectivity and exponential data growth expected globally over the years ahead.”

Last month, Vantage and an investor group led by Colony Capital, announced the formation of the partnership to expand Vantage’s data centres throughout North America and Europe.

Jon Mauck, MD of Colony Capital’s digital infrastructure platform, Digital Colony, said: “This investment and the continued support of MIDIS, further validates Vantage Europe’s growth strategy and, is a strong endorsement of the numerous benefits the Next Generation Data acquisition provides in the region.

“We look forward to continuing to support Vantage, one of the premier, global hyperscale data centre platforms, as it continues to expand its footprint to meet the growing requirements of its customers.”

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