Colony Capital’s digital infrastructure investment arm has created a hyperscale data centre platform in Latin America with the acquisition of a data centre assets in Brazil.

Digital Colony Management said it has established Scala Data Centers in Sao Paulo with the acquisition of assets from UOL Diveo for an undisclosed amount.

Digital Colony said Marcos Peigo, currently an operating partner at Digital Colony, will become the CEO of Scala once the acquisition completes.

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.

Jon Mauck, managing director of Digital Colony, said: “Hyperscale data centres 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.”

Gil Torquato, CEO of UOL Diveo, said: “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.”