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Vantage Data Centers Completes First-Ever EMEA Data Center Asset-Backed Securitization (ABS) with £600 Million Transaction

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Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, today announced that it has raised £600 million in securitized term notes, marking the first-ever securitization of data center assets in EMEA. The transaction includes an additional £100 million in unfunded Variable Funding Notes. The term notes are rated A-, A (low) and A by Standard & Poor’s, Morningstar DBRS and Scope Ratings, respectively.

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Vantage Data Centers’ CWL13 data center, part of its 148MW Cardiff campus in Wales. (Photo: Business Wire)

Led by Barclays, who acted as sole structuring advisor and sole green structuring advisor, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) Nikko Capital Markets, the notes will be used to refinance £480 million of debt for two facilities (CWL11 and CWL13) on Vantage’s 148MW Cardiff, Wales campus, one of the largest hyperscale data center campuses in Europe. Excess proceeds will be used for capital expenses and general corporate purposes. The notes have an anticipated five-year repayment date.

Marking Vantage’s ninth green debt issuance, the transaction achieved a Green Bond designation via a Second-Party Opinion (SPO) from Morningstar Sustainalytics in March 2024. The use of proceeds will lead to progress on UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and will support the research and development of next generation sustainable features to minimize Vantage’s carbon footprint. For additional details, please see the company’s Green Bond Framework.

“Vantage’s pursuit of innovative funding vehicles to drive the company’s continued global development is core to our ability to rapidly meet demand for the critical infrastructure necessary to support cloud adoption and AI,” said Sharif Metwalli, chief financial officer for Vantage Data Centers. “We’re proud to continue our pioneering use of securitization financing in the data center sector, specifically in Europe, and look forward to our ongoing development of flexible, sustainable digital infrastructure around the globe to enable the growth of our customers.”

“We are proud to support Vantage with the inaugural data center securitization financing in our U.K. home market using our market leading expertise in digital infrastructure securitization to help unlock a new source of capital for the asset class in Europe,” said Gordon Beck, head of European corporate & sustainable securitization at Barclays.

To date this year, Vantage has raised $1.7 billion in debt financing for its EMEA platform.

For more information about Vantage’s growing EMEA platform, please visit: https://vantage-dc.com/data-center-locations/emea/.

Nothing in this press release constitutes an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the notes in any jurisdiction, and there shall not be any sale of the notes in any state or jurisdiction in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. The notes have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the securities laws or "Blue Sky" laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States.

About Vantage Data Centers

Vantage Data Centers powers, cools, protects and connects the technology of the world’s well-known hyperscalers, cloud providers and large enterprises. Developing and operating across five continents in North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific, Vantage has evolved data center design in innovative ways to deliver dramatic gains in reliability, efficiency and sustainability in flexible environments that can scale as quickly as the market demands.

For more information, visit http://www.vantage-dc.com.

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Mark Freeman
Vantage Data Centers
mfreeman@vantage-dc.com
+1-202-680-4243

Robin Bectel
REQ for Vantage Data Centers
vdc@req.co
+1-703-244-2242

Marion Chevillotte
Vantage Data Centers, EMEA
mchevillotte@vantage-dc.com
+352-691-000-551

Nigel Parker
Fulfil Communications for Vantage Data Centers, EMEA
nigelp@fulfilcom.com
+44-(0)-7778-872-457

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