Silent Partner Group datacenter plans too good to be true

The national broadcaster YLE published news about plans of the Silent Partner Group about new datacenters to be built to Finland (29th of October).

It’s a company that came out of nowhere and apparently claims to have funding for at least three new datacenters in Finland. Unfortunately the company seems to lack any proof that it’s possible and even the existence of the company is questionable.

Their CEO Dale Hobbie also claims that they’ve started process to get proper documents and permissions to build the datacenters even though they’ve not bought land or property near the cities where SPGC plans to build the datacenters.

YLE contacted cities in question (Hamina & Sotkamo, 3rd site location is a secret)  and their answer was that they’re not aware of plans to build those datacenters.

The company & the website

First of all there is very little information available about the Silent Partner Group in both public internet and even on their own websites. I wasn’t able to find a business ID tied to the company and at least no information about the company in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Their LinkedIn is quite silent

In LinkedIn the company seems to have only 6 employees or at least 6 proud employees that’ve marked Silent Partner Group of Companies as their workplace.

The website looks something far from done. It’s made of a ready made WordPress template called “Karma” and it’s as if someone has just installed WordPress and uploaded all the demo content to the website. Even the social media links are in place and they lead nowhere.

In the certificate transparency logs it also looks like that the website started using HTTPS protocol after 10th of September 2018.


Secondly one of the locations for the datacenter is very questionable. Hamina is of course a proper choice since Google has already built their datacenter there, but the other site Sotkamo is ridiculous.

Sotkamo is geographically far away from sea cables that connect Finland to the internet and just basically is in the middle of nowhere.


My unfortunate guess is that this project fits into same category as Migrit Solarna Energija (Strawperson electricity company, claimed to be able to build a new nuclear power plant to Finland) and “Jurase Park”.

One Reply to “Silent Partner Group datacenter plans too good to be true”

  1. Dale Hobbie and Keary Hayes AKA Danny Hayes have fooled some investors in the Nordic but they have never built any Energy plant or Data Center and the power purchase agreements do not mean much. Dale and Danny Hayes are now trying to go back and get more investors having them believe that their Power Purchase Agreements are of value. They know they are misleading investor but still take millions and then it is transferred offshore and they state it was spent. See the link and translate.

    False Education Information, Canceled Financing Agreements and Sudden Loss – Who’s the Dale Investment Promising Data Dale?
    A report by the People of Lapland revealed new ambiguities behind a US company planning a giant data center in Tornio.

    Dale is a consultant at best and his experience is less than truthful. Danny Hayes (aka Keary Hayes, was booted out the Nordics by Bodo. ) and Dale Hobbie are partners. Hayes acted like nut or crazy person when he was in Bodo and wanted to buy everything with no money on account but it got some investors to put up money they lost. The details surrounding the story are here:

    All of the companies Dale listed are inactive or disloved including Silent Partners Group and all the others. Keary Hayes has previously been arrested on the charge of using an Alias and for Assault. Danny (aka Keary) girlfriend Sophia should be closely looked at as well. They have no smart city real experience of any implementation or true design that Danny built. Danny is just a good talker. Look at Danny’s past employers and you can contact the investment company listed and they have plenty to provide as well. As for Harvester Trust, Hayes was never the President as he represented and people put cash forward based on the details Hayes touted but he knew were not true. Watch out for these two as they are looking to build something they have never done or have real experience to undertake. It is all a ruse. Danny and Dale and now trying to do it again in several places.

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