€1bn+ Invested in Growth of European Colocation Provider maincubes

Digital infrastructure investment company DTCP has bought a stake in European data center operator maincubes from existing majority shareholder Art-Invest Real Estate. Both investors are now sharing joint control. The two majority shareholders intend to invest more than a billion euros in maincubes’ expansion during the next years.

Founded in 2015, DTCP (Digital Transformation Capital Partners) is an independent investment firm with more than 50 team members, over 70 investments, and $2.3Bn in assets under management. DTCP and its affiliates have offices in Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, San Francisco, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Under the new investor structure, maincubes plans to advance its sustainable growth strategy with the goal to become a leading European data center operator and colocation services provider.

maincubes was founded in 2012. As a European data center operator, the company runs data centers in Frankfurt and Amsterdam, two of the top Internet Exchange locations with the presence of DE-CIX and AMS-IX. With a focus on expanding operations in Frankfurt and creating a foothold in Berlin’s quickly expanding market, it is now developing and constructing new data center facilities. The public sector, national and international businesses, and service providers who place a high value on a sustainable, fail-safe, and high-performance infrastructure are among maincubes’ colocation clients.

“We are excited to welcome DTCP as a new partner that shares the same values as maincubes and our longstanding investor Art-Invest Real Estate,” said Oliver Menzel, CEO and founder of maincubes. “Our main goal is to transform ‘data centers made in Germany’ into a lasting, European success story. DTCP is an experienced infrastructure investor that will support us in optimizing the corporate and capital structure of maincubes for the next phase of our growth strategy.”

Oliver Menzel, CEO and founder of maincubes
“DTCP is an experienced infrastructure investor that will support us in optimizing the corporate and capital structure of maincubes for the next phase of our growth strategy,” said Oliver Menzel, CEO and founder of maincubes.

U.S., Asian, and European Data Center Operators

The new investor in colocation provider maincubes, DTCP, is committed to accelerating digital transformation by making investments in European infrastructure, including data centers, fiber networks, and cell towers. maincubes will get access to both digital infrastructure and real estate development know-how through the joint venture of DTCP and Art-Invest Real Estate.

“We are delighted to be supporting Oliver and his team with our operational expertise and look forward to working alongside Art-Invest, an experienced real estate investor and developer,” said Waldemar Maurer, Partner at DTCP. “Today, the European data center landscape is dominated by U.S. and Asian data center operators and we see enormous potential for maincubes to establish itself as a leading, European operator.”

“We believe demand for compute and storage capacity will continue to increase, and both private and public sector customers will continue to transition to more modern, cost-efficient, and flexible systems,” said Vicente Vento, Founder and CEO of DTCP. “Therefore, maincubes is an ideal asset for our newly established Digital Infrastructure Vehicle.”

Art-Invest Real Estate is an asset manager, investor, and developer of real estate in prime locations with the ability to add value. It concentrates on the metropolitan regions of Germany, Austria and Great Britain. Art-Invest Real Estate currently manages total real estate assets of around €8 billion.

“We are very pleased to have gained DTCP as an ideal partner for maincubes’ continued growth,” said Dr. Markus Wiedenmann, CEO at Art-Invest Real Estate. “With its digital infrastructure focus and strong capital base, DTCP will support the company’s development into a leading European data center operator.”