The Datacenter Group (TDCG), a carrier- and cloud neutral colocation provider from the Netherlands, has acquired the two data centers of the Rabo Bouwfonds Communication Infrastructure Fund. TDCG now owns more than 20,000 m2 of server space and a data center capacity of 30 Megawatt in the cities of Amsterdam, Delft, Utrecht and Rotterdam. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Rabobank investment fund, RBCIF, was founded in 2008 and is investing in the Dutch communication infrastructure. RBCIF is an investment fund for institutional investors with long-term investments in telecommunication infrastructures, including transmission towers, cable and optic-fiber infrastructures, as well as data centers. This transaction with The Datacenter Group marks the final sale of the investments from its 10-year fund. Bouwfonds Investment Management is part of the Rabobank Group, a cooperative bank belonging to the top-30 largest financial organizations in the world.
With this acquisition, TDCG would now own more than 20,000 m2 of server space and a total data center capacity of 30 Megawatt in the cities of Amsterdam, Delft, Utrecht and Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
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“It is extraordinary that we have grown this big among all the foreign giants and that we still manage to finance the growth with our own money,” said Siemon van den Berg, co-founder and CEO of TDCG. “Our aim is to grow to a nationwide network of data centers in all regions of the Netherlands within a few years.” Mr. Van den Berg is one of two founders of the colocation data center company. The other shares in TDCG are held by Ali Niknam, who is also the founder and CEO of an Internet bank, bunq.
The Data Center Group has achieved certifications that include: ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 14001, and PCI DDS. The company serves data center solutions customers from different sectors such as healthcare, IT, financial and (non) governmental, both in the Netherlands and international.