Investment company Actis has acquired 11 data centres across Latin America and the US from Nabiax.
The data centres, which offer a combined capacity of 23 MW, are located in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Floirida in the US. Actis will become the sole owner of the data centres once the acquisition is complete.
Nabiax is a European data center operator owned by Asterion Industrial Partners and Telefonica. The newly acquired facilities were originally built by Telefonica, and the company will remain an anchor tenant under a long-term contract.
Mauricio Giusti, Partner in Actis’ Sao Paulo office, said, “We are delighted to deepen our footprint in the digital infrastructure sector with the acquisition of these anchor assets for our pan-Latam data centre platform.
“We are also excited to partner with Telefonica in the region as a key customer of the platform, while also positioning the data centres as carrier neutral facilities. Data centres are crucial in connecting communities, enabling economic growth, and in providing access to information and education.”
Adrian Mucalov, Partner and Head of Long Life Infrastructure at Actis, added, “This is an exciting transaction reflecting Actis’ position as a global infrastructure investor.
“We will leverage Actis’ expertise in the energy sector to drive energy efficiencies (PUE) and to increase the use of renewable energy powering the data centres. Investing into an established, resilient business with a strong long term position fits well with our strategy.”