DTCP to empower maincubes in sustainable european data centre expansion

Digital Transformation Capital Partners (DTCP), an independent investment management firm focused on digital transformation has become, through various funds it advises, the majority shareholder in maincubes, a Frankfurt-based, leading German data centre operator providing colocation solutions, acquiring an additional stake from co-shareholder Art-Invest Real Estate.

maincubes is currently executing on a significant and sustainable expansion plan while also securing a new scalable capex facility of €1.035 billion, enabling maincubes to further accelerate its strategy to become a leading European data centre operator.

The Company has a healthy pipeline of projects, including four new state-of-the-art facilities under development across Berlin and Frankfurt, complementing the existing data centre portfolio, and allowing maincubes to deliver best-in-class 100% green-powered data centre solutions to a growing customer base.

In total, maincubes has secured a portfolio of sites with over 100MW power capacity and a sizeable, tangible pipeline to substantially expand its footprint across Germany and Europe.

DTCP is excited to continue to support the growth strategy of maincubes in its new capacity as majority shareholder, alongside Art-Invest, which remains a c. 25% shareholder in the Company, and CEO and founder, Oliver Menzel.

maincubes operates data centres at the leading data centre markets of Frankfurt, Berlin and Amsterdam. The Company’s data centres offer its clients high security, reliability and scalability. With the state-of-the-art technology utilised throughout its data centres, maincubes is able to guarantee uninterrupted availability for client’s IT infrastructure. maincubes’ tenants include customers from the public sector, national and international blue-chip enterprises, and cloud service providers that place high value on a sustainable, fail-safe, and high-performance digital infrastructure.

Oliver Menzel, CEO and founder of maincubes, said: “We are delighted to have DTCP now as a majority investor on board, sharing our passion and vision for the data centre market, and are looking forward to continuing our successful partnership. DTCP’s expertise, resources and network will support maincubes and will allow the Company to reach its full potential in the growing data centre market.”

Philipp von Bismarck, Managing Partner at DTCP: “We thank our partner Art-Invest for the great collaboration. We are pleased to continue backing maincubes, becoming majority shareholders, and partnering with an experienced management team that shares our vision for the future of the data centre market. DTCP’s resources and expertise will contribute to the foundations for success at maincubes, supporting maincubes to become a leading European data centre operator.”

Waldemar Maurer, Partner at DTCP: “We are very excited to be increasing our commitment in maincubes demonstrating our strong conviction not only in the data centre market, but in the Company’s vision and strong management team. We are seeing an explosion of demand for data centres in Europe, which has in recent months been accelerated by the rapid deployment of AI across industries. We know that Germany sits at the heart of these developments and this is reflected in the rising demand for maincubes’ data centres and the growth plans that we’ve set out alongside the management team. We look forward to continuing our partnership with maincubes to support the Company in becoming a leading European data centre operator.”

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