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Investors and Industry Leaders Debate the Risk and Reward of Investing in the Data Centre Sector at FINVEST in Monaco

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Monaco – 29/04/2019 - Investors in Data Centre, Cloud and Edge Businesses are to meet at FINVEST being held at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco, 5 June 2019.

The data centre industry has invested billions of dollars over the years in mergers and acquisitions. According to the data gathered by Data Economy, more than $81bn has been spent on investments in the industry over the past eight years and, 58% has been invested by the top ten acquirers alone. It is anticipated that this trend of year on year record investment is set to continue.

Datacloud Global Congress
Datacloud Global Congress

Philip Low, chairman of BroadGroup, said: “We see that this optimism has been fuelled by the digital transformation of organisations globally, the rising influence of Industry 4.0 and the diffusion of the Internet of Things (IoT).”

With business models ranging from pure wholesale space to value add managed services, managed security, on top of capacity, power, and cooling, the market has expanded to Hyperscale facilities and now Edge. Edge computing is a technology that combines data centre infrastructure, mobile networks and real estate and represents a potentially huge market opportunity.

Philip Low continued: “Allied to these trends, the emergence of a new range of technologies such as AI, IoT, blockchain, 5G, robotics and more presents different sets of risks and rewards and will provide a robust platform for lenders, M&A specialists as well as major industry players to exchange insights and investment opportunities.”

Miles Loo, Executive Vice President, Newmark Knight Frank added: “One of the best conferences during the year where high-level influencers from all over the world gather to share their experiences. This conference is very well organized with an agenda that addresses all aspects of the industry. Definitely a great venue to learn and establish and enforce connections among executives and business leaders in this industry!”

The FINVEST one-day special summit will be held during the premier industry conference Datacloud Global Congress which will showcase thought leadership across the entire IT infrastructure ecosystem. Datacloud has performed a critical role as an international networking and deal making opportunity for key players in the sector.

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About BroadGroup
BroadGroup is an Information Media Technology company. Established in 2002, the company delivers premium event brands including Datacloud and Edge and Awards, which are an internationally recognized beacon of high quality content, deal making, networking and industry recognition for data center, cloud and Edge leaders, their enterprise customers, investors and senior executives. It also owns the widely acclaimed Data Economy online and offline global news resource and investor forums provider for the tech sector. BroadGroup is now a member company of FTSE 250 firm Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC whose leading brands include Capacity, Metro Connect, Subsea Connect and ITW. www.broad-group.com www.data-economy.com

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Julia Vockrodt, BroadGroup, +44 (0)7710 942943