Transactions - JULY 23, 2021

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Gaw Capital Partners forms partnership with Data Center First

by Andrea Zander

Gaw Capital Partners has formed a new joint venture operating company, Data Center First Pte Ltd., with Wong Ka Vin as the co-founder and CEO, with its maiden project in Batam, Indonesia.

Data Center First, headquartered in Singapore, is a data center operator and the first platform investment made by Gaw Capital Partners to support its internet data center (IDC) investments in Asia outside of China.

Wong is an industry veteran with a track record in building successful data center platforms and professional teams such as i-STT in 1999, followed by Equinix Asia Pacific in 2002, CSF Group Asia which became ChinData in 2011, and finally returning to Singapore to lead and rebrand 1-Net by building 1-Net North, Southeast Asia’s first Uptime Certified Tier III design and constructed 30MVA facility in Woodlands, Singapore in 2013.

The data center campus in Nongsa Digital Park is the maiden project with Data Center First.

This project leverages on the fact tha

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