Etix Everywhere announces a new capital increase of €56 million.
STOA and Keppel Data Centres become strategic partners of the company, thereby joining InfraVia, Tiger Infrastructure and SBI.
Luxembourg, 3 June 2019 – Etix Everywhere, a global data center developer and operator, announces the completion of a Series C capital increase of €56 million. The funding round is supported by three strategic investors: STOA, a new investment vehicle mainly owned by the French CDC (Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations), Keppel Data Centres, a Singaporean data center developer and operator, and SBI Crypto Investment, an existing shareholder of Etix Everywhere.
The capital increase will accelerate the deployment of Edge, Hyperscale and HPC data centers in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and South-East Asia.
Reinforcing the Company’s position as a global colocation provider
In 2018, Etix Everywhere raised capital from SBI Crypto Investment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SBI Holdings, a pioneer of Internet-based financial services based in Japan, enabling the Company to achieve several notable milestones.
The Company expanded its global network of data centers and delivered eight new facilities over the past 18 months: three Edge data centers in France, Belgium and Ghana, three HPC facilities in Iceland and Sweden, and two turnkey cable landing stations in Brazil.
Etix Everywhere added three other facilities to its data center network by acquiring 55% of Borealis Data Center in Iceland, 90% of ArticSites in Sweden and 100% of NeoCenter Ouest in France.
“We are delighted by the support we have from our existing shareholders and new investors.” declared Antoine Boniface, CEO of Etix Everywhere. “We provide now more than 50 MW of colocation capacity through our network of 12 data centers. This new funding round will support our three business targets: developing Edge data centers in Europe and emerging markets, building and operating Hyperscale data centers in specific Tier 1 cities, and expanding our HPC data center network in the Nordics.”
The Company is currently delivering strategic projects serving these three business lines: a Tier IV Edge data center that is fully powered by its own solar farm has just been completed in Ghana, a Hyperscale campus of data centers is being developed in Frankfurt with a first building of 15 MW of IT load, and a 35 MW HPC facility has been inaugurated a few days ago in Iceland.
Taking the collaboration to the next level
The new capital increase expands the foundations of Etix Everywhere, which is now supported by five international investors: InfraVia Capital from France, Tiger Infrastructure from USA, SBI from Japan, STOA from France and Keppel Data Centres from Singapore.
Having a strong focus on Fintech activities, SBI expressed its renewed confidence in Etix Everywhere to support the expansion of HPC and Blockchain facilities. By increasing its capital investment in the Company, SBI recognizes the expertise of Etix Everywhere to develop high-end yet cost-effective facilities answering the needs of demanding customers in this field.
STOA is owned by the French CDC (Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations) and AFD (Agence Française de Développement) with capital base of €600 million earmarked for equity investments in developing and emerging countries. “By 2050, Africa will produce one quarter of data generated worldwide. Data centers are one of the pillars of digital development in emerging markets and key to support economic growth.” explained Marie-Laure Mazaud, Deputy CEO of STOA. “Our goal is to boost Etix Everywhere development in Africa, as well as in Latin America and South-East Asia by providing the latest edge technologies and services to the local customers and populations.”
Keppel Data Centres is a leading developer and operator of large-scale data centers across Asia Pacific and Europe. The company has more than a decade of experience serving as a trusted data center partner for its blue chip customers. It is also a part of Singapore mainboard-listed Keppel Corporation, a provider of solutions for sustainable urbanization. With its investment, Keppel Data Centres will seek to partner Etix Everywhere to grow the Hyperscale business line in competitive markets. “Etix Labs, the R&D division of Etix Everywhere, has developed several cutting-edge technologies for operating and securing data centers.” said Wong Wai Meng, CEO of Keppel Data Centers. “This investment will give Keppel Data Centres the opportunity to deploy some of these new technologies in our data centers and deliver tangible benefits for our customers.”
ABOUT ETIX EVERYWHERE
Etix Everywhere is a provider of colocation services, through its global network of Edge, Hyperscale and HPC data centers. Etix Everywhere is focused on Europe, Africa, Latin America and South-East Asia, and has already deployed more than 50 MW of colocation capacity through 12 data centers.
STOA is a joint stock company with a share capital of €120 million, 83.3% owned by Caisse des Dépôts (“CDC”) and 16.7% owned by Agence Française de Développement (“AFD”), the object of which is to invest up to €600 million in equity and quasi equity in developing and emerging countries in the infrastructure and power sectors. STOA benefits from the complementary support and expertise of its two shareholders. CDC is a public long-term investor serving the general interest and economic development of local areas, AFD is the French Public Development Bank which commits financing to projects in key transition sectors in developing and emerging countries. In the context of their common strategy, these two institutions are fully committed to play a key role in the four material transitions, i.e. the power/environmental, digital, territorial and demographic transitions.
ABOUT KEPPEL DATA CENTRES
Keppel Data Centres is the data center division of Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd (Keppel T&T). Keppel Data Centres has a track record of more than a decade in owning, developing and managing high quality carrier-neutral data center facilities that support mission-critical computer systems. Keppel T&T is also the sponsor of Keppel DC REIT, the first data center Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) listed in Asia and on the SGX-ST. Together with assets owned through Keppel DC REIT, the Keppel Group has a global portfolio of more than 20 data centers located in key data center hubs across Asia Pacific and Europe. Keppel T&T is a subsidiary of Keppel Corporation Limited, a leading company listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST with core businesses in offshore and marine, property, infrastructure and investments.
ABOUT SBI HOLDINGS
SBI Holdings has formed the world’s first Internet-based financial ecosystem, providing financial services in a broad range of fields including securities, banking and insurance. SBI Holdings has also an asset management business line focused on IT and biotechnology sectors. SBI Holdings is proactively investing in venture companies related to the Fintech, IoT, AI and Big Data.
ABOUT INFRAVIA CAPITAL PARTNERS
InfraVia is an independent investment manager dedicated to the infrastructure sectors. Founded in 2008, InfraVia manages several infrastructure funds, all positioned as long-term investors across the European infrastructure mid-market. InfraVia manages €4 billion of assets with 32 people, deployed through 30 portfolio companies across 11 countries in Europe.
ABOUT TIGER INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS
Tiger Infrastructure Partners is a middle-market private equity firm that invests in growing infrastructure platforms. Tiger Infrastructure targets investments in communications, energy, transportation, and related sectors, primarily located in North America and Europe.