European firm Penta Infra has acquired a KPN data center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Penta recently announced it had bought the telco-occupied facility in the Haarlem area of the Dutch capital in a sale-partial-leaseback deal. Terms of the deal were not shared.

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The facility was previously owned by KPN for the company's hosting and data center services. Penta said KPN will remain a tenant in the location, with the the data center firm redeveloping the other rooms for colocation customers.

Baxtel data suggests KPN’s Haarlem data center is located at A. Hofmanweg 1, which matches Penta’s press release image. Hosting Journalist reports the facility spans around 6,225 sqm (67,000 sq ft).

Alex Bakker, Penta Infra CEO, said: “We are thrilled to announce the latest addition to the Penta Infra family with the acquisition of our new state-of-the-art data center facility in the metropolitan region of Amsterdam.”

Founded in 2015, Amsterdam-based Penta is a private equity fund focused on European data centers with around a dozen facilities across the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Denmark.

In the Netherlands, it owns a data center in Geleen and two in Leeuwarden, which it took over in its acquisition of DataCenter Fryslân in 2020. Its Netherlands capacity adds up to 2MW.

In Germany, it has facilities in Leipzig, Berlin (2), Düsseldorf, Cologne, and Hamburg currently totaling 21MW, and has more in development in Munich and Hamburg. Penta Infra acquired its existing Hamburg data center in May 2021. The company broke ground on a new facility in Hamburg last month.

The company operates a former Sentia data center in Copenhagen, acquired in 2021. 2023 saw the company acquire Sungard’s French campus in Paris.

Igor Josephus Jitta, partner at Photon Capital, added: “Photon Capital is proud to witness another milestone in our portfolio company, Penta Infra. The acquisition of this new data center fits well with the long-term strategy of the company and complements its existing portfolio. We will continue to look for add-on acquisitions in the European market, like this one, to accelerate the growth of Penta Infra.”