GAINING OWNERSHIP OF FIVE DATA CENTERS
London-headquartered investment manager Amber Infrastructure Group, has just acquired a majority stake in the data center business of iseek Pty Ltd for an undisclosed amount.
Through a network of five data centers across Brisbane, Northern Queensland and Sydney, iseek provides data center, cloud and connectivity services to a diverse range of Enterprise and Government customers. This is coming less than 2 years after the company expanded its data center portfolio with a second flagship facility at Brisbane Airport and a Cyclone-proof facility in Townsville.
This acquisition expands Amber’s digital infrastructure portfolio to include Australia for the first time, further showcasing the company’s interest in sourcing investment opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.
“I am delighted by Amber’s investment in iseek and regard it as a significant endorsement of the robust, high-growth platform that we have built over many years. The depth of Amber’s local and global expertise in digital infrastructure and track record as a long-term manager and developer of key infrastructure assets means they are an ideal partner for iseek as we pursue our next phase of growth,” said Jason Gomersall, CEO of iseek.
“This transaction is a significant milestone for Amber and is testament to the strength of Amber’s origination capability and expertise. iseek presents an excellent investment opportunity to support a high-quality, local platform to grow its digital infrastructure service offering in markets underpinned by strong demand dynamics, which have been further amplified by the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Vaughan Wallace, Head of Asia-Pacific, Amber Infrastructure Group.
Prior to this acquisition, Amber manages a global portfolio of digital investments, including Greenergy – a recently acquired data center platform in Central and Eastern Europe as well as in the UK, as manager to the National Digital Infrastructure Fund.
As announced, iseek’s existing management team, led by CEO and shareholder-founder Jason Gomersall, will continue to work with Amber to take the Australian data center platform on the next stage of its growth, managing the business and operations.