Press Release

Kirkland Advises Starwood Capital Group on Strategic Investment in Echelon Data Centres

Kirkland & Ellis is advising Starwood Capital Group (Starwood Capital), a leading global private investment firm focused on real estate, on its strategic investment in Echelon Data Centres (Echelon), one of the leading data centre developers in Ireland and the United Kingdom.


The transaction will see Starwood Capital commit approximately $850 million through Starwood Opportunity Fund XII and Starwood Real Estate Income Trust, Inc, becoming a 50% shareholder in Echelon and providing material capital for its continued growth. The investment values Echelon at approximately €2.5 billion enterprise value.


Read Starwood Capital’s press release


The Kirkland team is led by corporate partners Dipak Bhundia, Matthew Elliott, Andrew McAlpine and Emma Shelston and associates Jelani Okoruwa, Ben Zelouf and Shaun Boyle; debt finance partners Lloyd Robertson-Jones, Daniel Borg and James Collins and associates Benjamin Lewis and Oliver Clayson; tax partners Katherine Durkacz and Ed Moberly and associates Grace Nielsen and Alexandria Solomou; investment funds partner Paul Sampson; and real estate partner Jonathan Schechter.