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Deal Overview

Asset Class: Real Estate
Sector: Commercial & technology
Business: Acquisition and development of 2 tier 3 Data Centres
Project Size: £250m

Cobalt Data Centre

Cobalt Data Centre 2 (DC2) and Cobalt Data Centre 3 (DC3) are Tier III state of the art data centres situated in the north-east of England on Cobalt park, the UK’s largest office park, which totals 1.5 million sq ft and is home to some of the world’s leading companies.

Both data centres were designed with a priority of sustainability and are rated “Outstanding” by BREEAM (the world’s foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings) – with DC2 winning the BREEAM Data Centres 2013 award.

Construction of the buildings was completed in the first half of 2013 and both data halls utilise independent and dedicated M&E (Mechanical and Electrical) infrastructure to provide bespoke solutions to tenants and ensure the facilities can be scaled and operated as efficiently as possible.

Taurus Asset Finance introduced this deal in the first quarter of 2011 and the full fundraising was complete within 3 months, allowing the developers and designers of DC2 and DC3 to proceed to realise their award winning designs and investors the opportunity to participate in the future successes of this exciting project.

To find out more about the Cobalt Data Centres, please visit: www.cobaltdatacentre.com

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Deal Overview

Asset Class: Intellectual Property
Sector: Technology
Business: Development and sales of a telecommunication smart phone application
Project Size: £20m


wOnefone is a smart phone application that turns international calls into local calls.

Using patented technology, the application induces two local calls via a cloud platform to create a seamless international calling experience.

The result is a high quality connection that is indistinguishable from a local call. This approach outperforms existing VoiP products that rely on Wifi and data packages and is significantly cheaper than standard providers.

wOnefone is delivering solutions that were previously only possible using enterprise or carrier grade infrastructure. The business is developing sizable markets in the retail, corporate and non-profit space, using both conventional and social marketing alongside corporate joint ventures and traditional PBX sales channels.

wOnefone is available now on Google Play, the Apple and Windows Store and Blackberry World.

Taurus Asset Finance has worked with wOnefone since inception, providing finance and commercial opportunities.

Please visit the wOnefone website to learn more: www.wonefone.com


*These investments are from the Taurus Asset Finance portfolio.