Investing into Australia data centres by funds and fund managers

Singapore continues to be a key choice of fund domicile/holding platform for investments into Australian data centres

Singapore continues to be a key choice of fund domicile/holding platform for investments


Event information

KPMG in Singapore and KPMG in Australia are planning a Live Webinar on investing into Australia data centres by funds and fund managers. Along with our guest speakers from AirTrunk and DLA Piper in Australia, we look forward to sharing insights into Australia data centres as an asset class for a growing number of foreign investors. Singapore continues to be a key choice of fund domicile/holding platform for investments into Australian data centres. 

This session will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of Australian data centres investments and the current data centre market in Australia;
  • Legal considerations of overseas investors/funds' investments into Australian data centres; and
  • Commonly used structures for investing into Australian data centres including eligibility for the Managed Investment Trust (MIT) regime and the role for Singapore as a regional holding platform.

This webinar is complimentary, although early registration is recommended.

Should you have any queries, please contact Klenn Yeo at or +65 8819 6801.

Tuesday, 12 April 2022

11.00am - 12.00pm (SGT)
2.00pm - 3.00pm (AEDT)

1 hour

Live Webinar

Event Speakers

Anulekha (Anu) Samant

Anulekha (Anu) Samant

Partner, Real Estate and Asset Management, Tax
KPMG in Singapore

Anu is a Partner in the Firm’s corporate tax practice and is focused on the Asset Management sector. She has served a wide portfolio of clients, comprising mostly multinationals. She has been involved in advising a number of fund managers on tax efficient structures for their fund vehicles focusing on various asset classes and various geographies. Other than being heavily involved in the tax aspects of fund formation, she has worked with a number of fund managers in structuring downstream investments in the Asia-Pacific region. Anu has twenty years of tax experience working in Singapore, Switzerland and India, out of which more than 13 years are attributed to Singapore.

Matt Ervin

Matt Ervin

Partner, Deal Advisory - Tax
KPMG in Australia

Matt is a specialist Deal Advisory Partner focused on Australian real asset and alternative investments with significant experience in both Australia and the United Kingdom. His clients include asset owners & operators, institutional investors, sovereign and pension funds and Governments to whom he provides tax structuring, due diligence and implementation advice in relation to their Australian investments. Matt has a particular focus on emerging asset classes including impact and sustainable investment, digital infrastructure and energy transition.

Prashant Murthy

Prashant Murthy

Chief Financial Officer

Prashant is Chief Financial Officer at AirTrunk, Asia-Pacific’s (APAC) leading hyperscale data centre provider, enabling the growth of cloud in the region. A key figure within AirTrunk’s senior management team, Prashant has played an integral role in the company’s ambitious growth agenda. With over a decade of experience in data centres and communications infrastructure, Prashant is passionate about the industry and the people. Prashant has led close to A$4bn in capital raised to support AirTrunk’s growing footprint in the Asia-Pacific market including launching the largest sustainability linked loan (SLL) for a data centre globally and first data centre in APAC.

Shane Bilardi

Shane Bilardi

Corporate/M&A Partner
DLA Piper

Shane is the head of the DLA Piper Corporate group in Melbourne and is experienced in M&A, joint ventures and equity raisings for public and private companies with a particular focus on complex and strategic transactions for unlisted companies and trusts. Shane acts for owners, operators and investors in digital infrastructure and has substantial experience in relation to data centre transactions in particular. Shane is highly regarded in his field, nominated for Dealmaker of the Year at the 2018 Australian Law Awards, ranked in AFR Best Lawyers for M&A from 2013 to 2021 and recognised in the IFLR1000 as a notable practitioner.

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