Global Compute Infrastructure is a newly formed data center platform, that is supported by Goldman Sachs. The company recently entered into Poland through the acquisition of Atman, a data center provider with three facilities and 41.5 MW of power capacity.

Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division (GS MBD) today announced that it has partnered with a seasoned management team, led by long-time data center industry executive Scott Peterson, to form Global Compute Infrastructure, a newly established global data center infrastructure platform.

GS MBD has initially committed to fund up to $500m of equity capital. The capital comes primarily from its infrastructure fund, West Street Infrastructure Partners III, to enable ~$1.5bn in investments. Global Compute and Goldman Sachs’ target geographies will be global and include North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

Global Compute intends to grow through a combination of acquisitions and organic development. The company has the ability to both acquire and develop data center facilities.

Global Compute is led by Chief Executive Officer, Scott Peterson, the former Chief Investment Officer, and co-founder of Digital Realty, with over 18 years of data center industry experience. During his tenure at Digital Realty from 2004 to 2018, Peterson led all investment activity and was responsible for $17 billion in total deal volume across both M&A and organic development. Peterson left Digital Realty at the end of May 2018.

Acquisition of Atman

Additionally, on October 17th, Global Compute signed an agreement to acquire Atman (ATM S.A.), the leading data center and communications infrastructure business in Poland from a consortium of funds managed by MCI Capital, the leading technology-focused private equity firm in Central and Eastern Europe, and Mezzanine Management, the leading mezzanine fund in the region.

Atman Data Centers - Landscape

Headquartered in Warsaw, Atman’s three data centers in Warsaw (2) and Katowice (1), offer 41.5 MW of power capacity in aggregate and provide Global Compute with an entry point into the rapidly growing Central and Eastern European data center market.

Global Compute intends to build on Atman’s success and market leadership by positioning the company to service the growing deployment needs of both new and existing customers in Poland and the broader Central and Eastern European region.

Mary Zhang covers Data Centers for Dgtl Infra, including Equinix (NASDAQ: EQIX), Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), and CoreSite Realty (NYSE: COR). Within Data Centers, Mary focuses on the sub-sectors of hyperscale, enterprise / colocation, cloud service providers, and edge computing.

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