Q3 has continued the trend of strong investment in the sector. There has been over $18 billion of M&A investment in the data centre sector globally in H1 2017; more than the previous three years combined. The global trend is very evident in Europe.

Interest in the European sector from investors is driven by the consistently high levels of take-up and new development over the past two years. Only two years ago a total of 15MW of take-up per quarter was considered the par across the four markets. However, over the last eight quarters we have seen an average of 32MW per quarter.