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Mumbai, NFAPost: Amid growing requirement for data centre infrastructure in India, private equity firm Everstone Group and global data centre major Yondr Group have set up a $1 billion (Rs 7,445 crore) joint venture to operate data centres in India.

Yondr group is a global leader, developer, owner-operator and service provider of hyper scale data centres. The joint venture has acquired land for its first data centre project in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region which will operate as EverYondr, the firms said. The first facility will deliver 30 megawatts by 2023 and 60 MW of IT capacity when fully developed.

The joint venture will be operating under the brand name EverYondr. Its first facility will be located in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, for which land and power have already been acquired. It will deliver 30MW by 2023 and 60MW of IT capacity when fully developed.

Everstone is a leading private investment firm across private equity, real estate, green infrastructure, credit and venture capital. Its real estate arm, Indospace, is India’s largest industrial real estate developer in India with over 47 million square feet under development.

Everstone Group Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer Sameer Sain said to meet the accelerated pace of cloud adoption, hyperscale companies are increasingly looking to credible partners.

“These companies will help realise their expansion needs. Yondr’s global experience combined with Everstone’s strong execution capabilities in India, will provide clients with a credible and consistent choice,” said Sameer Sain.

Yondr Group CEO Dave Newitt said EverYondr’s early acquisition of its first campus in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region reinforces the venture’s commitment to the region.

“Unlike other mature hyperscale markets, data centers in India require a proactive approach to development and a streamlined delivery process. As a business, our mission is to help clients meet their data center capacity and technical real estate needs, faster and with better performance outcomes than anyone else,” said Dave Newitt.

Dave Newitt said collaborating with a specialised and trusted partner like Everstone will enable us to continue to deliver on that promise in the Indian market that is critically under-served today.

“Bringing together Everstone’s deep knowledge of the Indian market and Yondr’s technical expertise and track record in developing capacity at scale, this joint venture will deliver unrivalled value to our hyperscale clients,” said Dave Newitt.

Yondr is a privately owned data center developer, owner-operator with a significant track record in delivering hyperscale capacity with presence in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and the Americas.

The joint venture, with an initial capitalisation of USD 1 billion will support hyperscale clients and service the rapidly growing Indian market, the size of which is projected to exceed USD 4.5 billion by 2025. The investment will be used to fund the development and operation of multi-locational hyperscale data center business across important geographies in India, including but not restricted to the metros of Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai and National Capital Region (Delhi).

Starting with the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, the venture will deliver a portfolio of facilities at true hyperscale, significantly propelling India’s IT and power capacity to meet the growing demand from public cloud providers and end users at scale.

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