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THE TECH CAPITAL AWARDS 2023

The world's only truly dedicated digital infrastructure finance awards

London

MAY 24 2023

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HALLMARK OF EXCELLENCE

Join us in London on May 24th for the highly anticipated second edition of The Tech Capital Global Awards! This is your chance to be part of an unforgettable celebration and witness some of the brightest minds and companies in the digital infrastructure finance, development, and regulatory spheres compete for a well-deserved accolade.

Get ready to be amazed by the sheer talent and innovation of our nominees and join us in raising a glass to their incredible achievements!

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Judges

TECH INFRASTRUCTURE IS A VERY EXCITING SECTOR, WITH GREAT PEOPLE WHO SHAPE THE LIVES OF BILLIONS OF PEOPLE FROM BEHIND THE SCENES. RECOGNISING THE BEST INITIATIVES AND THE BEST PEOPLE WITH THE TECH CAPITAL WILL BE AN HONOUR - KAREN BACH, 2023 HEAD JUDGE

Head Judge

CEO, IX ACQUISITION CORP.

CRYSTAL PEAK ACQUISITION

CO-FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Asian Century Equity

Founder & CEO

PMP Strategy

Senior Advisor

HSBC

Managing Director

CIBC

Director of Energy, Infrastructure & Energy Transition

Brookfield Asset Management

Head of Datacenter Development - Europe

Paul Hastings LLP

Partner, Co-Chair, ESG

CREDIT SUISSE

MANAGING DIRECTOR

VIPA DIGITAL

Partner

Investment Associate, AIIM

TTC's Under 35 Winner 2022

Infrapartners LLC

Managing Partner

Eden Strategy Institute, LLP

Managing Partner

DATACENTER HAWK

FOUNDER & CEO

GLOBAL DATA CENTERS & PARTNERS, INC.

FOUNDER

Preiskel & Co

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Actel Consulting

Founder & Managing Partner

BCLP

PARTNER

CBRE

Head of Data Centre Solutions - EMEA Advisory

Pacific Telecommunications Council

CEO

Partners Group

MANAGING DIRECTOR

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What to expect

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HALLMARK OF EXCELLENCE

Celebrate innovation and integrated thinking with the first digital infrastructure awards designed for the finance and investment community.

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RIGOUR

The rigorous nature of the assessment process and judging of The Tech Capital Awards seal the credibility and set these accolades apart from other award programmes.

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BOOST YOUR NETWORK

Enjoy a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere to continue the day’s meaningful conversations with potential new partners, customers, and industry colleagues.

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Award Categories

Digital Infrastructure CFO of the Year Award Category Digital Infrastructure CFO of the Year Award

The Tech Capital Digital Infrastructure CFO of the Year Award recognises outstanding performance by a dedicated and committed digital infrastructure Chief Financial Officer who has in the past 12 months [since March 2022] has gone above and beyond in guiding his/her/they company’s financial strategy. Nominees will be evaluated on their actions that surpass meritorious performance in their role and demonstrate a vision for operational excellence, innovation in finance and management, and exceptional leadership and commitment to improving accountability and financial reporting. Please ensure that letters of support address the criteria and give at least two concrete examples based on the above.

The 2023 shortlist includes:

• Ana Romantini, CFO, Scala Data Centers
• Joe Harar, CFO, EdgeConneX - WINNER

Under 35 Digital Infrastructure Talent Award Category Under 35 Digital Infrastructure Talent Award presented by presented by

The Tech Capital New Talent Award acknowledges a business and finance savvy young member of the digital infrastructure community who possesses a variety of skills and personal qualities that will make them a future business leader in the sector. Limited to individuals born after May 25, 1988, this accolade looks for a commercial mind with an entrepreneurial spirit who demonstrates good ethics, integrity, and morals, as well as creativity and communications skills.

The 2023 shortlist includes:

• Chandler Swenson, VP of Construction and Real Estate, Novva Data Centers
• Daniel Thomas, Senior Vice President, Head of Sales, AtlasEdge Data Centres
• Dr. Christopher Stief, Co-founder & CEO, DATA CASTLE
• Fentress Boyse, Investment Leader, Infrastructure, Partners Group
• Priyal Kothari, Managing Director, MetaEdge
• Stacie Loidolt, VP of Product, Aquacomms - WINNER
• Viktor Kyuzov, Director, Market Development, Digital Realty

Planet Friendly Finance Award Category Planet Friendly Finance Award PRESENTED BY Schneider Electric PRESENTED BY Schneider Electric

The Tech Capital Planet Friendly Finance Award presents a digital infrastructure team with the recognition for their achievement in sustainability from the successful issuing of green, blue and/or sustainable bonds, to capital deployments that help in the fight against Climate Change. Nominations must include details of green, blue, social and/or sustainable bonds issued including value, sustainability objective, and success metrics. If submitting an entry for capital or other expenditure related to sustainability, please include value, projects, and sustainability benefit.

The 2023 shortlist includes:

• Bloom Energy – For its innovative Green Notes program, a type of green bond that allows investors to support clean energy projects while receiving a fixed return on their investment.
• Scala Data Centers – For raising the largest green debenture in the Brazilian market and in the local tech sector. - WINNER
• Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation – For raising a multi-billion dollar green loan for a large-scale US data centre operator.

Location Award Category Location Award

The Tech Capital Location Award is the only annual prize to recognise a geography for its attractiveness and investor friendly climate when dealing with digital infrastructure investors and operators. This accolade is open to all administrative divisions within a country (eg.: city, metro, province, state) and can be submitted by an association, government body, operators, and others. Nominations must explain how the location has worked to attract digital infrastructure investment, the benefits of said geography, and include factual capital allocations by new players.

The 2023 shortlist includes:

• Eastern & Central Africa, represented by Raxio Data Centres
• Iceland, represented by atNorth - WINNER
• Mexico, represented by Layer 9 Data Centers
• Portugal, represented by Start Campus
• Sweden, represented by Node Pole

Digital Infrastructure Deal of The Year Award Category Digital Infrastructure Deal of The Year Award

The Tech Capital Digital Infrastructure Deal of the Year Award champions the outstanding work of a company and dealmakers in closing an M&A transaction or restructuring, across one or more of the following sectors: data centres, towers, fibre, and space. Submissions must succinctly explain the deal in question and defend what makes the transaction a winner by, for instance, describing complex cross-border components, regulatory, an innovative structure and/or exceptional commercial success including healthy returns for investors, and how the deal might have set the tone for a market or laid a template for future transactions.

The 2023 shortlist includes:

• 3i Infrastructure – For its investment to acquire a 100% stake in GCX.
• Aligned Data Centers – For signing the definitive agreement to acquire ODATA.
• AtlasEdge Data Centres – For its acquisition of Germany’s Datacenter One (DC1).
• Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation – For acting as the Sole Underwriter and Bookrunner, Green Loan Coordinator, Sole Coordinating Lead Arranger, Admin Agent & Depository Agent for a multi-billion dollar global data centre transaction. - WINNER
• Vinson & Elkins – For representing Aligned Data Centers and its sponsor Macquarie Asset Management in the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire ODATA.

Lawyer of the Year Category Lawyer of the Year *new for 2023

The Tech Capital Lawyer of the Year Award is a top tier legal recognition a legal individual who in the past 12 months has excelled in his/her/they services towards facilitating the advancement of digital infrastructure deals. Supporting the ambitious transformation and growth targets of clients, nominees for this award will need to present at least one concrete example within the digital infrastructure spectrum of a successful development of new practice areas, expansion into new international or domestic markets, new client wins, the completion of a strategic merger or acquisition, improved financial performance, or a successful recruitment policy.

The 2023 shortlist includes:

• Gabriel Silva, Partner, Vinson & Elkins
• John Anderson, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Secretary, Quantum Loophole
• Mark Chester, Partner, Co-head of the Global Data Centers Group, Eversheds Sutherland - WINNER
• Tim Kuester, General Counsel, STACK Infrastructure

In-House Team of The Year Category In-House Team of The Year

Acknowledging teamwork, The Tech Capital In-House Team Award is handed over to teams working in finance, advisory, and/or legal divisions across professional services and organisations that encourage the growth of digital infrastructure. This award will be presented to a team that can demonstrate outstanding performance on behalf of the company. Bodies up for appreciation include investor relations teams, analyst teams, evaluation, consultancy, advisory and due diligence teams, recruitment teams, and industry association teams. A team must include a minimum of two players. Please include team members’ names when submitting.

The 2023 shortlist includes:

• China Telecom (Americas) Corporation (Provisioning Team)
• CyrusOne (Finance, Advisory and Legal Team) - WINNER
• Newmark (Appraisals Team)
• Portman Partners (Recruitment Team)

Digital Infrastructure Project of the Year Award Category Digital Infrastructure Project of the Year Award *new for 2023

The Digital Infrastructure Project of the Year Award is a new addition to the 2023 run and will recognise a best-in-class digital infrastructure project not necessarily for its budget, but for its impact on the sector and a location. Submissions will only be accepted from End-User owners occupiers, public or private, regardless of their geographic location or expertise (eg.: data centres, towers, fibre). This award will only consider projects which have been completed no more than 12 months before the nomination deadline. The accolade can still be entered even if only phase one of a larger scheme has been delivered, but the asset needs to be operational and running regardless. Judges will be looking for the reasoning and strategy behind the project, its capital structure, impact, customers and target market, and the long-lasting influence of where it has been constructed.

The 2023 shortlist includes:

• AdaniConneX For the development of Chennai 1 data centre as part of the 50:50 JV with EdgeConneX. - WINNER
• Crosslake Fibre – For its continuous expansion of subsea infrastructure.
• Layer 9 Data Centers – For its largescale data centre rollout in Mexico under the codename Project Falcon.
• Nxtra by Airtel – For being the first data centre company in India to deploy Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) technology.
• Princeton Digital Group – For its MU1 Project in India.
• Scala Data Centers – For developing the SGRUTB04 data centre, the largest vertical data centre in Latin America.
• Serverfarm – For its Israel market debut.

Capital Raise of the Year Award Category Capital Raise of the Year Award *new for 2023

In line with the industry’s ongoing trend of capital raising, The Tech Capital’s Capital Raise of the Year Award will be awarded to a digital infrastructure operator who during the review period has successfully secured new financing to expand or restructure its operations. Judges will only consider closed rounds. Please specify the source of the capital, amount raised, closing date, complexities faced during the fund-raising process, the strategy and impact the cash will have in the portfolio as well as the markets where it has or will be deployed.

The 2023 shortlist includes:

• Princeton Digital Group – For raising $500 million in an equity funding round led by Abu Dhabi state fund Mubadala.
• Scala Data Centers – For its capital raising for data centres implementation in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico. - WINNER
• Vantage Data Centers – For its capital raise efforts on supporting North American and EMEA expansions.

Investment Group of the Year Award Category Investment Group of the Year Award Presented by InfraPartners Presented by InfraPartners

The Tech Capital Investment Group of the Year Award is unique and exclusively tailored towards those financing the expansion of digital infrastructure be it through asset acquisition or full portfolio M&A, capital commitment into subsidiaries and/or backed businesses, stock purchases, and more. The award will consider the nature of the transactions, the nominee’s role in the transactions and the volume of deals led by the group during the review period. Please submit real values of investment as well as where the capital has been placed and to what end. This accolade is exclusively open to private equity groups, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, public and private pension funds, fund of funds, family offices, banks, and other financial institutions.

The 2023 shortlist includes:

• 3i Infrastructure
• Blackstone - WINNER

REGIONAL DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE LEADER AWARD Category REGIONAL DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE LEADER AWARD *new for 2023

The Tech Capital Regional Digital Infrastructure Leader Award is a career achievement award designed to recognise a top executive which has demonstrated outstanding leadership, leading the business through deals, expansion projects, exceptional performance in any area that makes the chosen peer stand out on the global stage. Submissions are invited from leading names heading a portfolio that covers one continent, and must include at least two concrete examples of superb leadership.

The 2023 shortlist includes:

• Bob DeSantis, CEO, 365 Data Centers
• Josh Snowhorn, Founder & CEO, Quantum Loophole
• Marcos Peigo, CEO, Scala Data Centers
• Rangu Salgame, Chairman & CEO & Co-Founder, Princeton Digital Group - WINNER
• Robert Mullins, CEO, Raxio Group

Digital Action Award Category Digital Action Award *NEW FOR 2023

The Tech Capital Digital Action Award is a newly created category that seeks to recognise one organisation or individual who through the adoption of digital technology, backed by solid digital infrastructure real estate, has positively and impactfully demonstrated outstanding civic and philanthropic leadership and value through a proven record of exceptional generosity, financial support or societal change making. Winners will have encouraged and motivated others to take similar leadership and action paths toward philanthropy at the local, national, or international levels in any sector.

The 2023 shortlist includes:

• Acviss Technologies
• Dekoo
• IHS Towers - WINNER

Special Recognition Award Category Special Recognition Award

This is a special accolade given by the judges to an individual or company of their choosing. Judges will independently as a group select one winner and provide the reasoning behind the chosen winner. This category will not have a shortlist.

• Miles Loo, Jr., Vice Chairman, Newmark - WINNER

Global Digital Infrastructure Leader Award Category Global Digital Infrastructure Leader Award Presented by VIPA Digital Presented by VIPA Digital

The Tech Capital Global Digital Infrastructure Leader Award is a career achievement award designed to recognise a top executive which has demonstrated outstanding leadership, leading the business through deals, expansion projects, exceptional performance in any area that makes the chosen peer stand out on the global stage. Submissions are invited from leading global names from Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Australasia, the Middle East, North America, and Africa, and must include at least two concrete examples of superb leadership.

The 2023 shortlist includes:

• Ajay Chitkara, Director & CEO of Airtel Business
• Avner Papouchado, CEO, Serverfarm
• Mike Casey, Chief Data Center Officer, STACK Infrastructure
• Randy Brouckman, CEO & Co-Founder, EdgeConneX - WINNER

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