NEXTDC buys 14.1% stake in Asia Pacific Data Centre

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by Jessica Amir

NEXTDC Limited (ASX:NXT) has acquired a 14.1 per cent interest in real estate investment trust, Asia Pacific Data Centre Group (ASX:AJD) for $29 million.

The data centre and hybrid cloud solution company’s purchase is being funded through its existing cash balance, which recently increased through the $300 million issue of unsecured debt notes.

Asia Pacific Data Centre Group’s sole assets are three data centre properties in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, which are occupied by NEXTDC, under long-term lease arrangements.

The company says AJD is currently subject to a proposal with its largest security holder, 360 Capital Group.

Shares in NEXTDC Limited (ASX:NXT) last traded at $4.47.

Jessica Amir

Finance News Network
Jessica joined FNN in January 2017 with a passion for equities and funds management. As Head of News, she has been a broadcast journalist for over seven years, specialising in finance. She has been a journalist with Sky News Business, ABC 1, ABC's The Business and ABC24. She’s also worked as a TV reporter for regional Channel 7 and 9. She also previously worked as a financial planner and real estate agent.