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


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Chris is focused on listed closed-ended funds, specialising in both equity and debt capital fundraising. He has over 16 years’ experience in both sales and research. With relationships across many of the large institutional investors in the sector, he has worked across IPOs, secondary fundraisings, placings and sales. He began his career in the City as an investment funds analyst at Credit Lyonnais in 1999, and has subsequently held positions at Lazard Panmure Gordon, Arbuthnot Securities, and most recently as a specialist salesman within the investment funds team at Westhouse Securities. He is focused on private and public real estate and REITs, infrastructure and utilities, emerging markets, private equity and alternatives. Tel: +44 (0) 20 3780 8746 Mob: +44 (0) 7471 141 303 Email: