Our shareholders are prominent global business executives with a wealth of knowledge and experience in many sectors, including sterling reputations in the international capital markets.
Founder & Chairman
Byrne Murphy has been integrally involved in our growth since its founding. Kitebrook Partners, his U.S. investment vehicle, has founded or established joint enterprises for other European ventures, including Palazzo Tornabuoni, Europe’s first private residential club. Byrne was also co-founder of McArthurGlen, the developer/owner of the first designer outlet centers across Europe.
Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer, The Carlyle Group
Prior to co-founding Carlyle in 1987, William Conway worked at MCI Communications from 1981 to 1987, serving as Chief Financial Officer. He began his career at The First National Bank of Chicago in and served for 10 years in a wide variety of positions. Bill has closely followed all of DigiPlex’s growth and success and remains involved in the company’s strategic direction.
Stability for you operation
Today’s businesses need to be flexible. Tying up enormous amounts of capital in a data center can seriously constrain your company’s liquidity. Our private ownership structure ensures we have rapid access to capital, as and when needed, to the benefit of our customers.
Our standard approach is to self-fund all equity capital for each data center acquisition, construction, fit-out and customer installations. Partnering with DigiPlex gives you a state-of-the-art solution with minimal capital investment and predictable OpEx costs over time.
Our financial strength is one of the reasons why EVRY, Norway’s biggest IT company, signed a 20-year deal, demonstrating its long-term commitment and trust. In connection with this project, we launched our first five-year secured bond transaction, raising NOK 500m (approximately £49.7m/ $83.2m). The transaction was used to finance the construction phase and provide long-term financing.
This was the first ever bond financing in Norway for the data center sector, and the first ever bond financing for any sector to fund the construction element of a large project.
Following the successful listing of the first bond in 2014, DigiPlex approached the market in 2015 to raise NOK 575M to fund further expansion, as demand for DigiPlex data centers in the region continued to grow. The third senior secured bond issue of NOK 655 million was completed in May 2020 to finance the construction of two new data centers in Oslo.