Build vs Buy and Driving Growth in Digital Infrastructure Investment

Build vs Buy and Driving Growth in Digital Infrastructure Investment: Fireside Chat with Colony Capital's CEO

12th November 2020, 4pm GMT / 11am EST

Colony Capital has evolved from a focus on real-estate to raise and launch a $4 Billion digital infrastructure fund in a year, which is currently over 70% deployed. In this session, Marc will share how Colony Capital is deploying capital in a more permanent way, global case studies on supporting build vs buy and lessons learnt from investing in key partners.

Key topics include:

  • Bringing value add to operators and scale growth: Databank and Vantage
  • Building from scratch when buy is a challenge: The Freshwave Group
  • Regional growth in South America: ATP, MTP and the Brazilian investment platform- Scala Data Centers and Highline do Brasil
  • Swallowing the Whale: the $14 Billion Zayo deal, and what next with recently appointed CEO Steve Smith
  • TMT Finance Challenges for 2021: Scaling growth, access to capital and finding the right partner
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