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A leading data center entrepreneur Franek Sodzawiczny and investment firm KKR announced the formation of Global Technical Realty (“GTR”), a build-to-suit and roll-up acquisition data center platform in Europe. KKR will make a $1 billion equity capital commitment for GTR.

  • GTR has partnered with Mercury Engineering, a leading European engineering contractor with deep experience in data center construction, to design and develop a data center product specifically catered to the needs of hyperscale cloud service providers.
  • KKR will make a $1 billion equity capital commitment primarily from its third global infrastructure fund, which may be supplemented with additional commitments over time, to develop and build data centers for large technology companies through GTR across Europe over the coming years.

    The major investments and acquisitions by KKR in last six months are mentioned below:

    May 2020: Jio Platforms Limited is India’s leading digital services platform and wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, announced that KKR will invest approximately $1.7 billion into Jio Platforms. This is KKR’s largest investment in Asia and will translate into a 2.32% equity stake in Jio Platforms on a fully diluted basis.

    April 2020: Texas based digital solution provider o9 Solutions, Inc. announced a minority equity investment from KKR. o9’s AI-powered Integrated Business Planning platform helps leading global enterprises drive digital transformation and increasing their revenue.

    April 2020: KKR will acquire five solar energy assets from Shapoorji Pallonji Infra for a total consideration of approximately $204 million. The transaction includes assets with a capacity of 169MWp in Maharashtra and assets with a capacity of 148 MWp in Tamil Nadu in India.

    February 2020: KKR, IGIS Asset Management is a Korea’s largest real estate fund manager, and leading Korean real estate developer SK D&D announced their acquisition of Namsan Square, an office tower located in the central business district of Seoul, from a real estate investment trust operated by KOREIT, a domestic asset manager in Korea.

    February 2020: KKR, and Altavair AirFinance (“Altavair”), a leader in commercial aviation finance, announced today the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire a portfolio of commercial aircraft from Etihad Airways (“Etihad”), the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. The acquisition will be made through aircraft leasing investment platform Altitude Aircraft Leasing, which was established by KKR’s credit and infrastructure funds in 2018 to acquire aircraft serviced by Altavair.

    December 2020: Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (“MPIC”), KKR, and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, announced the completion of investments in Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc. by KKR and an affiliate of GIC. These were made through a series of transactions in common shares in Metro Pacific Hospitals and in mandatorily exchangeable bonds issued by MPIC.

About KKR
KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co), headquartered in New York, United States, is a world’s leading investment firm. The company manages a board range of assets including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic partners that manage hedge funds. The company invests its own capital alongside the capital it manages for fund investors and provides financing solutions and investment opportunities through its capital markets business globally.

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