The cornerstone ceremony for the maincubes FRA02 data center in Schwalbach…
maincubes, a Frankfurt-based data center operator, has gained digital infrastructure specialist DTCP as its new strategic partner and investor. DTCP is acquiring its stake in maincubes from existing majority shareholder Art-Invest Real Estate, with both investors now sharing joint control.
Under the new investor structure maincubes will advance its sustainable growth strategy with the goal to become a leading European data center operator. The two majority shareholders intend to invest more than a billion euros in maincubes’ growth over the coming years.
Founded in 2012, maincubes operates data centers at the leading internet exchange points of Frankfurt and Amsterdam. It is currently in the process of planning and building new facilities, with an emphasis on scaling operations in Frankfurt further and establishing a presence in the rapidly growing market of Berlin. maincubes’ tenants include the public sector, national and international enterprises, and service providers who place high value on a sustainable, fail-safe, and high-performance infrastructure.
maincubes’ new investor, DTCP, is focused on driving digital transformation through investments in European infrastructure – particularly data centers, fiber networks, and mobile towers. Through the joint venture of DTCP and Art-Invest Real Estate, maincubes will benefit from both digital infrastructure and real estate development.
“We are excited to welcome DTCP as a new partner that shares the same values as maincubes and our longstanding investor Art-Invest Real Estate,” said Oliver Menzel, CEO and founder of maincubes. “Our main goal is to transform “data centers made in Germany” into a lasting, European success story. DTCP is an experienced infrastructure investor that will support us in optimizing the corporate structure of maincubes, as well as sustainable financing and capital procurement for the next phase of our growth strategy.
Waldemar Maurer, Partner at DTCP, commented: “We are delighted to be supporting Oliver and his team with our operational expertise and look forward to working alongside Art-Invest, an experienced real estate investor and developer. Today, the European data center landscape is dominated by US and Asian operators and we see enormous potential for maincubes to establish itself as a leading, European data center operator.”
Vicente Vento, founder and CEO of DTCP, added: “We believe demand for compute and storage capacity will continue to increase, and both private and public sector customers will continue to transition to more modern, cost-efficient, and flexible systems. Therefore, maincubes is an ideal asset for our newly established Digital Infrastructure Vehicle.”
Dr. Markus Wiedenmann, CEO at Art-Invest Real Estate: “We are very pleased to have gained DTCP as an ideal partner for maincubes’ continued growth. With its digital infrastructure focus and strong capital base, DTCP will support the company’s development into a leading European data center operator.”
About DTCP (Digital Transformation Capital Partners)
DTCP is an independent investment management firm focused on digital transformation. DTCP Infra invests in fiber networks, mobile towers and data centers. DTCP Growth invests in leading cloud-based enterprise application software companies. The driving force behind the firm’s strategies is the belief that the convergence of networks, devices and the internet is creating more wealth, disrupting more businesses, and unleashing more innovation than any force in the history of technology. DTCP and its affiliates have offices in Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, San Francisco, Seoul and Tel Aviv. To learn more about DTCP, please visit www.dtcp.capital.
About Art-Invest Real Estate
Art-Invest Real Estate is a long-term oriented investor, asset manager and developer of real estate in prime locations with value creation potential. It focuses on the metropolitan regions in Germany, Austria and Great Britain. Art-Invest Real Estate pursues a “Manage to Core” investment strategy with institutional investors, selected joint venture partners and with its own capital. The range of investments spans the entire return and risk spectrum in the office, inner-city retail, hotel, residential and data center sectors. Art-Invest Real Estate currently manages total real estate assets of around EUR 8 billion. More info www.art-invest.de/en/