Investment in Data Centre sector remains consistently strong for first half of 2022

London, 1 July 2022 - A recent survey of 255 international deals conducted on behalf of Platform Markets Group has revealed that approximately half of all the investments made over the past 6 months (January-June 2022) represent Capex for 144 facilities – including new build data centres and the expansion of existing facilities.

Data Center Deal Types Jan-Jun 2022
Source: Platform Markets Group

M&A which also included acquisition of percentages of operating company stakeholdings – a slightly increased trend evident by PE firms – totalled 53 deals and more than US$ 27.5 bn in reported value.

Real estate which includes the acquisition of land and leaseback represented 27 deals and just under 4% of total values. 

The survey suggests that investment has been sustained and is consistent with the same period last year with a modest increase of around 10 per cent.

The figures exclude a number of large-scale data centre platform investments currently for sale or potentially under negotiation.

Platform Markets Group will be discussing investment trends and outlook at the investor led Platform Congress taking place in Antibes September 14-16, an influential forum for investors, the leadership of players in colocation and data centre markets and other companies engaged in the infrastructure sector.