Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, an infrastructure-focused private equity firm, and a group of seasoned senior executives formerly with Equinix, Facebook, Tata Communications and Macquarie, have formed a diversified, independent data center platform, Digital Edge, with a focus on acquiring and developing carrier-neutral data centers and related digital infrastructure assets across the Asia Pacific region, the company has announced, the company said.
Stonepeak, its investors and the Digital Edge management team have together made a USD 1 billion equity capital commitment to the platform.
Headquartered in Singapore, Digital Edge (https://www.digitaledgedc.com/) aims to deliver innovative data center and interconnect solutions in order to make customer deployments easy in complex, evolving environments.
Digital Edge also has announced the closing of two initial investments in data centers in Japan, one of the platform´s key markets. The first is a partnership with Keihanshin Building Co. and Kanden Energy Solution Co., Inc. (Kenes – Kansai Electric Power group company) for the development of a 12MW facility in central Osaka that will serve a variety of customer needs.
The second is a strategic partnership with ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation, beginning with their Mejirozaka Data Center in Tokyo. With these two transactions, Digital Edge will have an offering across the two largest data center markets in Japan serving both domestic and international demand.
Digital Edge is led by a seasoned senior management team with decades of industry experience in data center, Internet, and telecom in the Asia-Pacific region. Digital Edge aims to bring new options to the market, making infrastructure deployment easy and efficient at a lowered cost.
Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners (www.stonepeakpartners.com) is an infrastructure-focused private equity firm headquartered in New York with USD 25.2 billion of assets under management.