Ark Data Centres, UK

Background and Opportunity

  • Initial off market purchase of a 35 acre campus site in Corsham for £7m
  • Provide energy efficient and ultra-secure data centre space in unique campus environments
  • Create a diverse, long term, index-linked income stream from a blue chip tenant base
  • Major carbon saving through efficient design and use of green energy

Transaction Progress

  • Ark was re-capitalised in 2012 when a new management team was brought in and the position was refinanced with dedicated equity (creating Ark Capital Partners)
  • In 2015, Ark was selected by HM government to form a JV called Crown Hosting which gives Ark access to all UK public sector data centre requirements
  • Ark now has 6 campus sites in development across London and the South of England

Current Status

  • Ark is now a leading UK data centre developer, owner and operator
  • Ark continues to build on a current rent roll from leading financial institutions, telecom companies, blue chip corporates and government bodies