Colony Capital‘s global digital infrastructure investment platform Digital Colony Management, LLC (Digital Colony) has established Scala Data Centers S/A (Scala), a hyperscale data center platform headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil through the acquisition of assets from UOL Diveo.
The company said, upon closing of the acquisition, industry veteran Marcos Peigo, currently an Operating Partner at Digital Colony, will also become the Chief Executive Officer of Scala. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
This transaction follows the recent $14.3 billion acquisition of Zayo Group Holdings, Inc., which closed in March 2020 as well as the European expansion of Vantage Data Centers through its acquisition of Next Generation Data.
Scala is Digital Colony’s second investment in Brazil and fourth in Latin America, after acquiring Highline do Brasil in 2019, Andean Telecom Partners in 2017 and Mexico Towers Partners in 2013 through its affiliate Digital Bridge.
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”Hyperscale data centers are more in need than ever..”
“We are thrilled to welcome Marcos to Digital Colony and expand our presence in Latin America. With his proven track record, digital infrastructure expertise and strong network throughout the region, Marcos is the ideal person to lead Scala and oversee the growth strategy in Latin America,” said Jon Mauck,Managing Director of Digital Colony.
“Hyperscale data centers are more in need than ever, and we are confident that Scala, with its high-quality facilities, significant expansion capacity and seasoned management team will provide a superior hyperscale solution. The business is ideally positioned to support the growth of cloud and IT outsourcing across Latin America and meet the demands of our global customers.”
“I have long admired Digital Colony for its global digital infrastructure investment platform, operational excellence, innovative technology and relationships with blue-chip customers around the globe. I look forward to partnering with their team to lead Scala, which will be supported by Digital Colony’s industry leading capabilities and strong management team,” said Mr. Peigo. “Scala’s Latin American investment strategy is highly compelling, and its quality data centers will enable the next generation of mobile and internet connectivity throughout the region.”
“UOL Diveo is excited to partner with Scala to support our long-term data center infrastructure requirements,” said Gil Torquato, Chief Executive Officer of UOL Diveo. “We are confident that Scala, with its premier facilities and track record of performance, together with its seasoned management team and partnership with Digital Colony, will be the ideal partner for our business as we continue to scale our infrastructure requirements.”