Scala Data Centers has acquired Algar Tech’s data center and colocation operations in Campinas. The acquisition of Algar Tech’s facilities will anchor Scala’s new data center campus in Campinas, which will have an area of over 130,000 m2, equivalent to more than 15 soccer fields, and 100MW of total capacity distributed in three buildings
“The acquisition of this asset accelerates our entry into the market in Campinas,” said Luciano Fialho, Vice President of M&A and Corporate Development at Scala. “It’s the largest region in the interior of the state, the tenth largest municipality in Brazil, and one of the leading technological hubs in Latin America.”
In the initial phase, the current building will be modernized and expanded to support near-term colocation customer requirements. In parallel, Scala will begin development of the second colocation data center on the campus with 45MW of total capacity.
“By identifying synergies and leveraging on team’s best practices, we will quickly integrate this data center operation into the Scala portfolio,” said Marcos Peigo, co-founder and CEO of Scala Data Centers. “We are growing together with our customers, some of them are even present in the two data center campuses, Campinas and Tamboré.”
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Scala Data Centers is a platform of sustainable hyperscale data centers based in Brazil and founded by Digital Colony. Digital Colony is a global investment firm dedicated to digital infrastructure.
With a heritage of over 25 years investing in and operating businesses across the digital ecosystem including towers, data centers, fiber, and small cells, the firm manages a $30 billion portfolio of digital infrastructure assets on behalf of its shareholders and limited partners. Digital Colony, a subsidiary of Colony Capital (NYSE:CLNY), is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London and Singapore.
“In recent years, Algar Tech has invested in the evolution of its portfolio and has sought new skills to operate in an increasingly digital world,” said Tatiane Panato, CEO of Algar Tech. “This decision is part of the company’s growth and specialization strategy that focuses on customer experience and managed services. The sale is exclusive to the data center colocation business, and the company continues to focus on managed services with offers for hosting, end-user support, IT professional services in hybrid environments, on-premise and cloud.”