Hogan Lovells advises DTCP on major investment in data center operator maincubes

Hogan Lovells advises DTCP on major investment in data center operator maincubes

Press releases | 08 September 2022

Led by Frankfurt-based partners Alexander Stefan Rieger and Jörg Herwig as well as by senior associate Johannes Groß, global law firm Hogan Lovells has advised DTCP (Digital Transformation Capital Partners) on a major investment in the German colocation data center operator maincubes.

DTCP is acquiring its stake in maincubes from existing majority shareholder Art-Invest Real Estate, with both investors now sharing joint control. Under the new investor structure, maincubes will advance its sustainable growth strategy with the goal to become a leading European data center operator. The two majority shareholders intend to invest more than a billion euros in maincubes’ growth over the coming years. The transaction is already completed.

DTCP is focused on driving digital transformation through investments in European infrastructure – particularly data centers, fiber networks, and mobile towers. Hogan Lovells assisted DTCP with all due diligence aspects and certain transactional aspects of its investment. Additional legal advice to DTCP was provided by Wendelstein LLP and YPOG.

Alexander Stefan Rieger commented: 

"Advising DTCP on this landmark transaction involving operational data centers as well as numerous data centers in planning and under development reflects our ability to deliver throughout the lifecycle of infrastructure assets and underlines our strategy to serve as the go to firm for complex (digital) infrastructure investments."

Hogan Lovells team for DTCP

Dr Alexander Stefan Rieger (Partner), Johannes Gross, (Senior Associate), Pascal Wagenführ, Dr. Joscha Mueller, Julian Schmidt, Camilla Froehlich (Associates), Janina Fey (Trainee Solicitor) (all Infrastructure M&A, Frankfurt);

Dr Joerg Herwig (Partner), Maximilian Broermann (Counsel), Alexandra Willm (Senior Associate) Jennifer Hofmann, Konstantin Weber (Associates) (all Private Equity, Frankfurt);

Dr. Tobias Faber (Partner), Jürgen Kess (Senior Associate), Katharina Baunach (Associate) (all Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects/ Finance, Frankfurt); 

Dr Carla Luh (Partner), Marco Weibrecht (Senior Associate) (all Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects/ Finance, Hamburg);

Dr Kerstin Neighbour (Partner), Dr Sabrina Gäbeler (Counsel), Dr Charlotte Baecker (Associate) (all Employment, Frankfurt);

Prof Dr Fabian Pfuhl (Counsel), Anne Schmitt (Senior Associate) (both Intellectual Property, Frankfurt);

Markus Franken (Counsel), Judith Altenburg, Annika Lind (both Associates) (all Real Estate, Frankfurt);

Dr Sebastian Gräler (Counsel), Malte Kramer, Anna Meyer (both Associates) (all Environmental, Düsseldorf);

Tobias Grossevollmer, Dr Adrian Rudert (both Associates, Regulatory, Düsseldorf);

Christian Ritz (Partner), Dr Hubertus Weber (Counsel), Nicola Jozefowski (Associate) (both IWCF, Frankfurt);

Dr Thomas Frank (Senior Associate, Pensions, Munich);

Jan de Snaijer, Victor de Vlaam (both Partners), Leonie Huisman (Counsel), Marieke Plaisier, Jacob Hoogslag, Jennifer Aveling (all Associates) (all Mergers & Acquisition, Amsterdam);

Carola Houpst (Senior Associate, Candidate Civil Law Notary, Real Estate, Amsterdam);

Joke Bodewits (Partner), Chantal van Dam (Senior Associate), Giannina Leander, Babette Dol (both Associates) (all IPMT, Amsterdam);

Anita de Jong (Partner), Mariëtte Vis, Maria Benbrahim (Counsel), Imane Azdad (Associate) (all Employment, Amsterdam).