Azrieli Group’s Acquisition of SDC Limited

In UK Taylor Wessing, advised on the matter.

Taylor Wessing advised Infinity SDC with a team including Paolo Palmigiano (Competition Law), Howard Palmer (Picture – Corporate M&A), Helen Farr (Employment), Liz Wilson (Tax M&A and Deal Advisory).

SDC has signed an agreement with Azrieli Group owned, Norwegian-based operator, Green Mountain to acquire its London-based data centre and land, marking the latter’s entry to the UK market.

Completion of the acquisition is subject to certain conditions and is expected to take place before the end of the year.

The campus, located in Romford, includes an existing data centre with significant expansion potential and available land for further development. The site is less than 10 miles away from the major financial centres of the City of London and Docklands. With the use of secured green power, it can support up to 37MW of IT load and already has several strong UK enterprises as core tenants. The second transaction, land adjacent to the existing data centre, is an opportunity for expansion and development potential.

Infinity SDC is a data centre specialist, having built several sites across London since 2009. Infinity works with several corporate, banking and technology clients to support their data needs. We have advised Infinity SDC throughout the deal, with teams from the firm’s corporate tech and real estate sectors providing specialist expertise.  

The Taylor Wessing’s team was led by corporate partner Howard Palmer (Picture) with support from senior associate Richard Faichney and associate Oli Denne both from the corporate technology team, partner Liz Wilson and associate Michael Akpomiemie from the tax team, partner Helen Farr from the employment team, partner Alan Evans and senior counsel Louise Tobutt from the real estate team and partner Paolo Palmigiano, head of the competition team.

Involved fees earner: Michael Akpomiemie – Taylor Wessing; Oli Denne – Taylor Wessing; Alan Evans – Taylor Wessing; Richard Faichney – Taylor Wessing; Helen Farr – Taylor Wessing; Howard Palmer – Taylor Wessing; Paolo Palmigiano – Taylor Wessing; Louise Tobutt – Taylor Wessing; Liz Wilson – Taylor Wessing;

Law Firms: Taylor Wessing;

Clients: Infinity SDC;

Author: Giulia Di Palma