Grant Thornton advises Datum TopCo Limited Datum TopCo Limited has been sold to UBS Asset Management (UK) Ltd

September 2021
Datum TopCo Limited
Adviser to Datum TopCo on their sale to UBS Asset Management
Grant Thornton team
Sell side
Corporate finance
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We are delighted to have advised Datum TopCo Limited on their sale to UBS Asset Management (UK) Ltd.

Datum is a leading, pure play enterprise grade data centre in South-East England. Established in 2012, it has a proven track record of continued growth and is trusted by over 50 Clients across multiple vertical sectors from the FTSE 250 & Fortune 500 as well as public sector organisations. 

We provided a hands-on and tailored client solution, successfully project managing the entire sale process with an extensive preparation phase, early identification of the best potential strategic buyers and leading negotiations to maximise shareholder value. A highly competitive deal process which was completed over a three-week exclusivity period. 

Given the specialist nature of Datum, we focussed on a select number of trade and institutional investors who we felt were best placed to build upon the success of Datum. Our team ran a highly competitive process, with significant strategic interest before selecting UBS as the preferred investor based on a strong investment plan and cultural fit. 

Our data centre sector knowledge, experience and network of buyers drove a competitive auction process that crucially safeguarded confidentiality and delivered a successful outcome for the shareholders whilst securing an exciting home for Datum. 


Grant Thornton’s commitment to delivering a highly successful outcome was impressive. They consistently went the extra mile to ensure the highly competitive process was delivered both seamlessly and efficiently. The team was a pleasure to work with and their proactive, hands-on approach at all stages of the transaction continually demonstrated a truly client-centric approach. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Grant Thornton again – a fantastic result for all.

Kevin Street Partner, Darwin Private Equity LLP

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