Odata acquisition boosts Aligned’s presence in Americas

Less than a year after we reported that Brazilian data centre firm Odata had opened its first Mexican data centre to add to its operations in Brazil, Colombia and Chile, it has been sold.

Aligned Data Centers, a technology infrastructure company, offering innovative, sustainable and adaptive scale data centres and build-to-scale solutions for global hyperscale and enterprise customers, has completed the acquisition of the Latin American data centre provider.

The completion comes five months after the deal was unveiled and four months after it was okayed by Brazil’s antitrust agency Cade.

It’s a very big acquisition. In fact the transaction positions Aligned among the largest private data centre operators in the Americas, with a footprint spanning in excess of 2.5 GW of critical capacity across over 40 data centres at full buildout. Odata will not disappear, however. It will now operate as Odata, an Aligned Data Centers Company, led by CEO Ricardo Alário.

With operational facilities strategically located across Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico, as well as additional data centres currently under development across Latin America, Odata is among the fastest growing hyperscale data centre platforms in the region.

An important factor, and one that Aligned weighed heavily when evaluating its acquisition, is Odata’s long-standing investment in renewable energy. This is said to be consistent with Aligned’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) objectives. In fact, Odata recently acquired a minority stake in Omega Energia’s 212 MW wind farm, located in the northeast region of Brazil. Currently, approximately 85 to 90% of the energy consumed by the company’s data centres is renewable.