Digital 9 Infrastructure plc

Digital 9 Infrastructure plc
Date: April 2022
Deal size: £45m acquisition of Volta Data Centres
About the client: Digital 9 invests in digital infrastructure assets to deliver a reliable, functioning internet. Its assets comprise scalable platforms and technologies including subsea fibre systems, data centres, terrestrial fibre, tower infrastructure and small cell networks (including 5G).

D9 is investing in those critical digital assets comprising the “backbone” of the internet.

About the transaction: Akur advised D9 as sole M&A adviser in the acquisition of 100% of Volta Data Centres for £45m. Volta wholly owns and operates a premier data centre facility based in central London, providing co-location services. This acquisition delivers on D9’s metro edge data centre strategy, identifying facilities located in or near urban centres offering robust connectivity to customers which require low latency solutions. The consideration was satisfied by 100% in cash.
Lead: Tom Frost
Digital 9

State of Play Hospitality

State of Play Hospitality
Date: March 2022
Deal: Growth capital raise of over $35 million
About the client: State of Play Hospitality is a rapidly growing international operator of technology-enabled, premium experiential entertainment concepts. Since launching its first concept, Bounce, in London in 2012, State of Play has gone on to launch and operate several more industry leading experiential concepts in the USA and UK including AceBounce, Flight Club (operated under licence), and Hijingo.
About the transaction: Akur acted as exclusive financial adviser to State of Play Hospitality on the fund raise.

Toby Harris, CEO of State of Play, said: “Akur Capital were involved from the outset and instrumental in bringing this complex transaction together. Akur’s in depth industry knowledge, transaction expertise and commitment to the deal were first class.”

Lead: Simon Croft-Baker
Esports Entertainment Group

One Click

One Click
Date: February 2022
Deal: £Undisclosed
About the client: A multi-brand UK licensed online casino business operating on its own proprietary tech platform
About the transaction: Akur acted as exclusive financial adviser and ran an extensive process to identify a range of interested parties and driving the process to deliver a successful exit for shareholders.

Co-founder of One Click, commented: “Akur had a central role in the origination, negotiation and final execution of the deal. We have been impressed by Akur’s deep understanding of the sector and professionalism throughout the process.”

Lead: David Shapton, Matt Smith
One Click

3i Infrastructure plc

3i Infrastructure plc
Date: January 2022
Deal: Board level strategic advice
About the client: 3i Infrastructure plc is a closed-ended investment company, listed on the London Stock Exchange, which invests responsibly in infrastructure, delivering long-term sustainable returns to shareholders and having a positive impact on its portfolio companies and their stakeholders.
About the transaction: Akur provided an independent, strategic review for the board of directors on a key business issue for 3IN.
Lead: Anthony Richardson, Siobhan Sergeant
Digital 9

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