Blackstone invests in Winthrop Technologies, Ireland

Funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities have acquired a 50.7% stake in Winthrop Technologies as part of a wider strategic partnership between the 2 parties

Sharma joins KKR from Macquarie

Abhishek Sharma has joined KKR as a director as part of the climate strategy of the fund’s infrastructure platform

Primevest acquires German fibre optic network, Germany

Primevest Capital Partners has acquired Stadtwerke Bad Nauheim’s fibre optic network as part of joint venture Open German Fiber’s plan to expand high-speed internet access across Bad Nauheim

Vantage to boost EMEA strategy with Swiss data centre

Vantage Data Centers will this summer unveil its second Zurich data centre as part of its plans to grow its EMEA presence

Philipsz made SFT chair, Scotland

Joseph Philipsz was yesterday appointed as the new chair of the Scottish Futures Trust. The appointment will last 4 years – effective from 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2028

EdgeConnex locks in green financing deal

EQT-owned data centre developer EdgeConnex has secured $1.9 billion in sustainability-linked financing to support its EMEA growth

Thakur promoted at Barclays

Avinash Thakur has been promoted to head of capital markets financing, Asia Pacific for Barclays, effective immediately

Google to build second Arizona data centre

Google has put plans in motion to build a second data centre at its existing campus in Phoenix, Arizona

Temasek looks to EMEA with office, Paris

Singapore's Temasek is looking to expand its footprint in Europe with an office opening in Paris

NIB closes Baltic sustainability linked-loan

Nordic Investment Bank has closed a sustainability-linked loan with Finnish telco Elisa Oyj to finance investments in 5G and optic fibre access to increase capacity and coverage in Finland and Estonia

UPDATE: Atman gears up for Polish data centre expansion

Further details have emerged on Atman’s PLN 1.35 billion syndicated debt financing package to boost its development activity in the region

Wildanet secures £41m Project Gigabit contract

Cornish altnet Wildanet has been awarded a £41 million contract under the UK government’s £5 billion Project Gigabit programme to roll out gigabit-capable broadband to thousands of premises in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

RFP for South SF broadband P3

The City of South San Francisco has issued an RFP seeking private partners to increase the availability of affordable broadband internet access

STACK Infra raises $3.3bn in green financing

STACK Infrastructure, a developer and operator of data centres, has raised $3.3 billion in green financing for global data centre development

DataBank secures $725m growth facility for US data centres

Cloud computing company DataBank has established a $725 million credit facility to finance its ongoing and future data centre construction projects