EdgeConneX Secures USD 1.9Bln to support EMEA digital infrastructure expansion

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EdgeConneX Secures Additional $1.9 Billion in Sustainability-linked Financing to Support EMEA Digital Infrastructure Expansion
EdgeConneX Secures Additional $1.9 Billion in Sustainability-linked Financing to Support EMEA Digital Infrastructure Expansion

EdgeConneX®, a pioneer in global Build-to-Suit and Build-to-Density Solutions, announces it secured an additional $1.9 billion in sustainability-linked financing to support its EMEA digital infrastructure expansion. This deal upsized EdgeConneX groundbreaking $2.9 billion in sustainability-linked financing, initially issued in October 2022. The transaction was marked by significant oversubscription from existing and new lenders, while cementing EdgeConneX commitment to the company’s sustainability goals. This transaction elevated the company’s total green investments to over $7 billion over the last two years to support its global digital infrastructure growth.

The financing consolidates EdgeConneX extensive portfolio across EMEA, transitioning it from stand-alone project-based funding to a more robust structured corporate debt package. This latest transaction provides EdgeConneX with enhanced financial flexibility and a greater capacity to support projected growth throughout the EMEA region. With a rapidly growing European footprint of over 20 facilities, EdgeConneX continues to expand its presence in the region, driven by strong global customer demand for cloud and AI infrastructure.

A highlight of this financing arrangement is the inclusion of sustainability-linked margin adjustments. This feature directly ties the interest rate to EdgeConneX achievement of predetermined sustainability objectives, symbolizing the company’s deep commitment to achieving carbon neutrality, eliminating its waste and water footprint, and powering its entire data center platform with renewable energy sources by 2030.

“The reception of this transaction reconfirms our status as an industry leading data center developer and operator and reinforces our belief that responsible growth and operational excellence go hand in hand. It showcases our ability to replicate this success on a global scale. This is a significant milestone in our journey towards leading the industry in sustainable practices, and we are excited about the future possibilities this opens up for EdgeConneX and our stakeholders.” – Joe Harar, CFO, EdgeConneX

“With this latest sustainability-linked financing deal, EdgeConneX is rapidly ascending as one of the largest financing issuers in Europe, underscoring our commitment to sustainability and innovation in the data center sector. Our team’s exceptional achievement was accomplished through dedicated efforts in cultivating a broad range of lending relationships, as well as close cooperation with the coordinators, advisors and EQT Infrastructure. This is a testament to the collective team’s expertise and hard work.” – Eelco Holst, Senior Vice President – Corporate Finance, EdgeConneX

In parallel, EdgeConneX was recognized with the highest ranking in the Structure Research 2023 State of Environmental Impact report, highlighting the company’s deep commitment to efficiency and transparency as it relates to sustainability and the environment.

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