Abu Dhabi's sovereign investor, Mubadala Investment Company, has announced investing in Aligned Data Centers. This partnership positions Mubadala as a minority partner alongside Macquarie Asset Management, the majority partner, as they collectively seek to bolster the growth and sustainability of data centre solutions in the Americas.
Aligned Data Centers, a pan-Amercias data centre company headquartered in the United States, specializes in delivering Scale Data Centers (colocation) and Build-to-Scale (build-to-suit) solutions. Their offerings cater to the demands of global hyperscale and enterprise clients, ensuring robust and eco-friendly infrastructure solutions.
Latin American Expansion: ODATA Acquisition
Aligned Data Centers recently expanded into the Latin American market by acquiring LatAm data centre provider ODATA, as reported by TelecomTalk. At full buildout, Aligned will have over 40 data centres and a critical capacity of more than 2.5 GW.
Mubadala expressed enthusiasm about the investment stating, "Mubadala is pleased to invest in Aligned, one of the fastest-growing and dynamic data centre providers in the Americas. Our investment will support Aligned's rapid expansion, further reinforcing the company's position as a preferred partner in the Pan-American data centre market."
"In addition to Aligned's continued business growth, we are further excited by its AI-ready status, making it strategically positioned to support infrastructure requirements for a broad set of AI, ML, and DL services. We look forward to working with Aligned's talented management and employees to deliver essential digital infrastructure across the Americas."
Mubadala's Previous Investments
This investment into Aligned Data Centers follows Mubadala's recent pledge to invest USD 500 million in Brightspeed, an American broadband and telecommunications services company. Brightspeed aims to connect up to three million homes and businesses with high-speed fibre services over the next five years.
In 2022, Mubadala injected USD 350 million into Princeton Digital Group, a pan-Asian data centre company, and also invested Euros 800 million into CityFibre, the United Kingdom's largest independent full-fibre platform.
Mubadala's investment will help Aligned Data Centers remain a prominent player in Pan-American data centres, promoting innovation and sustainability in the region.