Arch Capital Management, a leading Asia-Pacific-focused private equity real estate investment manager, has this week announced the launch of affiliate Digital Halo (DH), a regional digital infrastructure platform based in Singapore. DH will capitalise on the growing demand for digitized information tech and operations solutions in Southeast and North Asia, starting with a data centre in the Philippines.
DH says it will invest in, develop and operate digital infrastructure assets including data centres, fibres and towers, as well as renewable power. In the data centre sector, DH will offer built-to-suit and colocation solutions to meet hyperscale and enterprise customer requirements in the target markets. It aims to develop next generation, state-of-the-art data storage and processing facilities that prioritise sustainability, powered by renewable energy and featuring energy and water-efficient designs.
The first DH data centre will be launched in Manila. Together with its affiliated investment vehicles, DH will manage and own a proposed 70MW data centre campus on a 3.75-hectare freehold land parcel in Cainta. The proposed development involves a retrofit of an existing industrial facility with 6MW planned IT capacity in the first phase, with ready-for-service commencing from end 2023.
This initiative extends the Asia-Pacific strategic partnership announced by Arch Capital with wealth and asset management company Manulife Investment Management in February 2022 beyond real estate to digital infrastructure.