Airtrunk Raises $621m To Finance Expansion in Australia, Asia

AirTrunk, a specialist in hyperscale data centres, has successfully completed an AU$850 million ($621 million) financing process to fund a major expansion of its Australian data centres in Sydney and Melbourne, and across key Asia-Pacific markets, according to a report by AsiaPEVC.com.

The expansion has been driven by strong customer demand for hyperscale data centre solutions, the company said.

Deutsche Bank is the lead arranger, underwriter and sole bookrunner for the new senior secured debt facilities. The financing will be the largest by a data centre company in Australia.

AirTrunk founder and CEO, Robin Khuda, and shareholders, Goldman Sachs and TSSP, have also contributed new capital to support the expansion plans.

“We saw a substantial amount of global interest in AirTrunk throughout the process, and are delighted to complete this financing arrangement with Deutsche Bank. Together with the new capital recently contributed by our shareholders, the new funds put us in a strong position to meet the growing demand from large cloud, content and enterprise customers in the Asia-Pacific region,” Khuda said.

AirTrunk opened its two Australian data centres last year – AirTrunk Sydney in September and AirTrunk Melbourne in November. The two facilities are set to be the largest independent data centres in the Asia-Pacific region when completed at 90 megawatts and 84 megawatts respectively.

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