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Release Date 08.09.2017
Global Switch settles highly successful A$ Tender Offer

8 September 2017. Further to the announcement issued on 22 August 2017, Global Switch Property (Australia) Pty Limited announces today the successful settlement of its A$ Tender Offer, where A$86,620,000 of the A$100,000,000 6.25% Fixed Rate Notes due 23 December 2020 were purchased.  A further A$500,000 were purchased via the secondary market, bringing the total principal amount purchased to A$87,120,000.

Release Date 22.08.2017
Global Switch announces a Tender Offer for its A$100,000,000 6.25% Fixed Rate Notes due 23/12/2020

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22 August 2017. Global Switch Property (Australia) Pty Limited (ABN 97 094 051 779) (Issuer) announces today an invitation to holders of its outstanding A$100,000,000 6.25% Fixed Rate Notes due 23 December 2020 (Existing Notes) to offer to sell for cash all or some of their holdings of the Existing Notes (the Offer).

Release Date 02.06.2017
Completion of bond issuance and tender significantly strengthens Global Switch’s capital structure

A further announcement to that issued on 24 May and 1 June 2017, in relation to the successful €1 billion bond issuance and tender of €296,371,000 in April 2018.

Release Date 01.06.2017
Global Switch Holdings Limited Announces Results of Tender Offer for its €600,000,000 5.50 per cent. Guaranteed Notes due 2018

Global Switch Holdings Limited (the Company) announces today the results of its invitation to holders of its €600,000,000 5.50 per cent. Guaranteed Notes due 2018 (ISIN: XS0617785943) (the Notes) to tender such Notes for purchase by the Company for cash (the Offer).

Release Date 31.05.2017
Global Switch successfully completes €1 billion bond issuance to strengthen capital structure for future growth

Global Switch Holdings Limited (“Global Switch” or “the company”) the leading owner, operator and developer of large scale, multi-tenanted, carrier neutral data centres in Europe and Asia-Pacific, today completed the issuance of two €500 million bond offerings raising €1 billion in order to finance new developments and to refinance existing debt, thereby further strengthening its capital structure.

Release Date 25.04.2017
China Telecom Global, Daily-Tech and Global Switch sign game-changing agreement for data centre industry

Pioneering and transformative co-operation framework agreement will see market leading trio partner on the provision of data centre facilities, services and developments worldwide.

Release Date 06.04.2017
Huawei Partners with Global Switch to Build Modular Data Centres Supporting Smart O&M

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, announced during CeBIT 2017 that it has partnered with Global Switch, a leading provider of network-dense, carrier and cloud neutral, multi-tenanted data centres across Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Release Date 24.03.2017
Moody’s re-affirms Global Switch’s Baa2 rating with a stable outlook

Global Switch, the leading owner, operator and developer of large scale, multi tenanted carrier and cloud neutral data centres in Europe and Asia-Pacific, has had its Baa2 long-term issuer credit rating re-affirmed by Moody's. The rating outlook remains stable. This rating maintains Global Switch’s position as the highest credit rated data centre company in the world. Only one other major data centre provider has achieved an investment grade credit rating.

Release Date 22.02.2017
Global Switch secures industry leading financing
  • Successful closure of a new £425 million revolving credit facility, upsized from £375 million
  • Highly attractive terms, including a four-year duration with options to extend and an industry leading, sub 1% margin
  • Further supports Global Switch’s growth following the introduction of a new strategic investor in December 2016
Release Date 21.12.2016
Global Switch welcomes new strategic investor to support further growth

A consortium of leading Chinese companies and institutional investors has agreed to make a strategic investment into Global Switch by acquiring a 49% stake in the Company for cash consideration of £2.4 billion

Link to full press release

Release Date 21.12.2016
Global Switch signs major pre-commitment and has commenced construction of HK$4 Billion data centre in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s largest carrier neutral data centre will provide a springboard for companies pursuing growth opportunities both East and West

Release Date 04.09.2016
Global Switch statement in response to media speculation

Global Switch, the leading real estate owner, developer and operator of large scale, carrier and cloud neutral data centres in Europe and Asia Pacific, and its parent company, Aldersgate Investments Limited, note the press speculation relating to a potential strategic investment in Global Switch.

Release Date 08.06.2016
Trident to locate Points of Presence with Global Switch as it plans to build its cable network in the Asian Region

Global Switch, one of the leading large-scale, carrier and cloud neutral, multi-tenanted data centre providers across Europe and Asia-Pacific has announced that Trident Subsea Cable (Trident), an international telecommunications infrastructure project designed to deliver high-speed and high-capacity connectivity between Australia and Asia,  is to locate Points of Presence (PoPs) within Global Switch's data centres in Sydney and Singapore when it builds its cable network in the Asian region.

Release Date 23.03.2016
Global Switch re-affirmed as the highest credit rated data centre company in the world

Global Switch, the leading owner and operator of large scale, multi tenanted carrier and cloud neutral data centres in Europe and Asia-Pacific, has had its long-term issuer credit ratings re-affirmed by Fitch Ratings, Moody's and Standard & Poor's. The rating outlooks remain stable.

Release Date 01.03.2016
Global Switch commences construction of final stages of Sydney East data centre

Global Switch, the leading owner and operator of large scale cloud and carrier neutral data centre space in Europe and Asia-Pacific, has commenced construction of the last two stages of its Sydney East data centre following a pre-commitment made by a leading cloud provider. The new data centre is located on Global Switch's Sydney campus adjacent to the Sydney Central Business District (CBD) and next to its existing Sydney West data centre.

Release Date 04.08.2015
Global Switch extends carrier network with FirstPath submarine cables

Global Switch, one of the leading large-scale, carrier-neutral, multi-tenanted data centre providers across Europe and Asia-Pacific has announced that customers in its Sydney data centre campus are now able to connect directly to FirstPath's new high capacity submarine fibre optic cables which were laid across Sydney Harbour last month.

Release Date 15.07.2015
Global Switch Singapore joins its Sydney counterpart on the Superloop

Global Switch, one of the leading large-scale, carrier-neutral, multi-tenanted data centre providers across Europe and Asia-Pacific has announced that customers in its Singapore facility are now able to connect to the brand new, state-of-the-art, dark fibre network operated by Superloop (ASX:SLC), Singapore's newest independent dark fibre wholesale provider. Superloop is already available at Global Switch's data centre campus in Sydney.

Release Date 07.07.2015
Global Switch Sydney East joins an exclusive number of Australian data centres in becoming LEED Gold Certified

Global Switch, the leading owner and operator of large scale, multi tenanted carrier neutral data centres in Europe and Asia Pacific, has announced that the first stage of its $300 million Sydney East data centre has received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold rating. The world class facility is amongst a small number of data centres in Australia to be awarded a LEED certification.

Release Date 19.05.2015
Global Switch adds Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions to its data centres

Global Switch, a leading large-scale, carrier-neutral, multi-tenanted data centre provider has announced that Level 3 Communications' Cloud Connect Solutions will be available from its data centres across Europe and Asia-Pacific. The service will connect Global Switch's customers, including system integrators, financial institutions, enterprises and government organisations, to Level 3 Cloud Connect's growing ecosystem.  Level 3 Cloud Connect provides customers with highly secure network connectivity to a range of leading cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

Release Date 13.05.2015
Global Switch becomes the first large scale data centre provider in Europe and Asia-Pacific to achieve key ISO certifications across its entire portfolio

Global Switch, the leading owner and operator of large scale, multi tenanted carrier neutral data centres in Europe and Asia Pacific has announced that it has successfully completed the next stage of its continual improvement programme with its data centres having now achieved certification to four key standards for data centres: quality management (ISO 9001:2008), environmental management (ISO 14001:2004), health and safety management (OHSAS 18001:2007) and information security management (ISO 27001:2013*).

Release Date 23.12.2014
Global Switch becomes the highest credit rated data centre company in the world

Global Switch, the leading owner and operator of large scale, multi tenanted carrier neutral data centres in Europe and Asia Pacific, today announced that Moody's has upgraded its long-term issuer rating to Baa2 from Baa3. The rating outlook remains stable. 

Release Date 14.11.2014
Global Switch secures credit rating upgrade to BBB+ by Fitch

Global Switch, the leading owner and operator of large scale, carrier neutral data centres in Europe and Asia Pacific, today announced that its credit rating has been upgraded by Fitch to BBB+ from BBB with a stable outlook.  The short-term credit rating has also been upgraded to F2 from F3.

Release Date 08.09.2014
Customers of the largest data centre in London to benefit from Climate Change Agreement

Global Switch becomes the first large scale, carrier neutral, multi tenanted data centre provider in London to participate in the Climate Change Agreement (CCA). Global Switch's London customers will no longer be liable for the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) payments.  This change will apply from 1 September 2014 to energy used by existing customers who take metered power and to all new customers going forward.

Release Date 20.08.2014
Global Switch opens its tenth data centre

Global Switch the leading owner and operator of large scale, carrier neutral data centre space in Europe and Asia-Pacific, has launched the first stage of Sydney East, its tenth data centre.  The new data centre has been built on Global Switch's campus next to its existing Sydney West data centre which is adjacent to the Sydney Central Business District (CBD).

Release Date 31.03.2014
Global Switch launches the First Phase of its planned Amsterdam expansion

Global Switch, the leading owner and operator of large-scale, carrier neutral data centre space in Europe and Asia-Pacific, has launched the first phase of a planned expansion to its existing data centre in Amsterdam, which is already the largest carrier neutral, multi-tenant data centre in the Netherlands.

Release Date 11.03.2014
Global Switch powers connectivity hubs worldwide

Damon Reid, Global Switch's Managing Director in Sydney discusses how the company is responding to the demand for highly resilient and secure space for housing mission-critical IT equipment in the Asia-Pacific region.

Release Date 18.12.2013
Global Switch completes a £400m equivalent capital raise in Sterling and Australian Dollars

Global Switch, the leading owner and operator of large scale, multi-tenanted, carrier-neutral data centres in Europe and Asia-Pacific, has completed two further bond transactions in Sterling and Australian dollars, raising an equivalent total of £405m.  Global Switch issued its inaugural €600m seven year bond, in 2011.

Release Date 14.11.2013
Global Switch secures credit rating boost

Global Switch, the leading owner and operator of large scale, multi-tenanted, carrier-neutral data centres in Europe and Asia-Pacific, has today been assigned an investment grade credit rating by Standard & Poor's (S&P).

Release Date 17.09.2013
Sprint selects Global Switch London Campus for expansion of their Ethernet services and provide further POP diversity and coverage in the UK

Global Switch, the leading owner and operator of wholesale, multi-tenanted, carrier-neutral data centres in Europe and Asia-Pacific, has announced that Sprint (aka SprintLink UK Ltd), a global provider of secure and reliable wireline and wireless communication, will deploy a point of presence (POP) in Global Switch's London data centre campus, which is highly attractive to customers requiring solutions in a highly resilient, central, low latency and network dense environment.

Release Date 15.05.2013
Global Switch appoints Managing Director in Paris

Global Switch, the leading owner and operator of wholesale, multi-tenanted, carrier-neutral data centres in Europe and Asia-Pacific, has announced a new senior appointment for its Paris data centre.

Release Date 05.02.2013
Global Switch commences construction of a new $300 million data centre in Sydney

Global Switch, the leading owner and operator of wholesale carrier neutral data centre space in Europe and Asia Pacific, has commenced construction of the first stage of its second Australian data centre.

Release Date 30.01.2013
Global Switch, the largest Multi-Tenant Carrier Neutral Data Centre Provider in The Netherlands pre-lets Phase 1 of a planned expansion

Global Switch, the leading owner and operator of wholesale carrier neutral data centre space in Europe and Asia-Pacific, is to expand its existing data centre in Amsterdam, which is already the largest carrier neutral multi-tenant data centre in the Netherlands.

Release Date 23.11.2012
Fitch Affirms Global Switch at 'BBB’, Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Global Switch, the leading European and Asia Pacific wholesale carrier neutral data centre provider, investment grade credit rating at 'BBB' and the Outlook for the company as Stable.

Release Date 13.11.2012
Global Switch Invests HK$2.8 Billion To Build Hong Kong's Largest Carrier Neutral Data Centre

Global Switch, the leading owner and operator of wholesale carrier neutral data centre space in Europe and Asia-Pacific, has acquired a site on the Tseung Kwan O (TKO) Industrial Estate in Hong Kong to build a Tier III1 plus data centre which marks the company's entry to the Hong Kong market. Global Switch intends to invest around HK$2.8 billion over the full course of the development, with further investment arising from specific customer requirements. This investment to build Hong Kong's largest data centre is in response to strong customer demand, and is consistent with Global Switch's strategy of expanding in key regional IT and connectivity hubs.

Release Date 29.02.2012
Global Switch - Runner Up in the Corporate Finance Category of the Treasurer Deals of the Year Awards

Global Switch's inaugural bond issue has been highly commended in the 2011 Treasurer Deals of the Year Awards.  Its €600 million bond issue was runner up to the Deal of the Year in the prestigious Corporate Finance Category.

Release Date 28.11.2011
Global Switch Announces Expansion in Paris Campus

Global Switch, the leading carrier-neutral multi-tenanted wholesale data centre provider, has officially launched a major extension to its Paris data centre campus. The project has been delivered on budget and ahead of programme.

Release Date 09.11.2011
Global Switch receives planning consent for new Singapore data centre

Global Switch, the leading data centre provider in Europe and Asia Pacific, has received Planning Consent from JTC Corporation to build a best-in-class SGD$300 million fully-fitted data centre in Singapore.  This is the second major planning consent Global Switch has received within a year, Sydney having received full planning to build a second facility adjacent to its existing data centre, already the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Release Date 27.10.2011
Moody's assigns Baa3 final ratings to Global Switch

Moody's Investors Service has today assigned final ratings to Global Switch Holdings Limited of Baa3 long-term issuer rating and Baa3 rating to the 5.5.% EUR600 million senior unsecured notes due 18 April 2018. The outlook for all ratings is stable.

Release Date 13.04.2011
Global Switch launches inaugural bond issue

Global Switch Holdings Limited ("Global Switch"), the leading wholesale carrier neutral data centre owner and operator in Europe and Asia-Pacific and rated BBB by Fitch and Baa3 by Moody's, has launched its inaugural bond transaction.

Release Date 31.03.2011
Moody’s assigns first-time (P)Baa3 issuer rating to Global Switch

Moody's Investors Service has today assigned to Global Switch Holdings Limited a provisional (p)Baa3 long-term issuer rating and a provisional (p)Baa3 rating to a proposed EUR500 million senior unsecured bond. The outlook for all assigned ratings is stable. This is the first time Moody's has rated Global Switch, a real estate operating company that owns, acquires, manages and develops data centres with six in Europe, two in Asia Pacific and a ninth under construction in Paris. The company's carrier-neutral data centres offer wholesale, multi-tenanted space on medium to long-term leases.

Release Date 06.12.2010
Fitch rates Global Switch 'BBB'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings-London 06 December, 2010: Fitch Ratings has assigned UK-based Global Switch Holdings Ltd (Global Switch) a Long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of 'BBB' and a senior unsecured rating of 'BBB'.  The company's Short-term IDR has been assigned at 'F3'. The Outlook on the Long-term IDR is Stable. Global Switch is one of the world's largest owners and operators of wholesale data centres.

Release Date 24.11.2010
Global Switch receives green light for new Sydney data centre

Global Switch, the leading data centre provider in Europe and Asia Pacific, is to build a world class, A$200 million base build (A$300 million fully-fitted) data centre in Sydney having received Part 3A Major Projects approval from the NSW Department of Planning. The 365,000 sq ft (34,000 sq m) new data centre - Sydney 2 - will be adjacent to Global Switch's existing data centre in Sydney which is already the largest facility of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere with 450,000 sq ft (42,000 sq m) of space.

Release Date 25.10.2010
Global Switch has record last quarter

Global Switch has had a record quarter for new lettings. It has signed up an aggregate of 92,000 sq ft (8,500 sq m) of data centre space with over 10MW of power allocation across five of its data centres in Amsterdam, London, Madrid, Singapore and Sydney.

Release Date 26.06.2010
At Full Power

John Corcoran, Executive Chairman of Global Switch, discusses the company's property portfolio, future expansion plans and the increasing demand for data centre space with Estates Gazette.

Release Date 29.03.2010
Global Switch submits major projects application for new Sydney data centre

Global Switch, the leading data centre provider in Asia-Pacific, has submitted a Part 3A Major Projects Application to the NSW Department of Planning for a new $200 million data centre development in Sydney.

Release Date 09.10.2009
Global Switch to build new data centre in Paris

Global Switch is pleased to announce that it has signed a Commitment Agreement with IBM for the pre-letting of technical space within its new data centre development at Clichy in Paris.

Release Date 04.08.2009
Global Switch extends its partnership with IBM in Madrid

Europe's leading fully-fitted turn key data centre owner and operator, Global Switch, has recently completed a significant data centre lease agreement with the world's largest Information Technology company, IBM.