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Equinix to expand into Chile and Peru with acquisition of four Entel data centers

Equinix to expand into Chile and Peru with acquisition of four Entel data centers

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Digital infrastructure company Equinix has announced its planned expansion into Chile and Peru.

It aims to acquire four data centers from Empresa Nacional De Telecomunicaciones S.A. (Entel), a leading Chilean telecommunications provider, for an enterprise value of approximately US$705 million.

The acquisition is expected to close in Q2 of 2022, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.  

The transaction includes three data centers in Chile. It may also include one data center in Peru pending finalization of a definitive agreement.

With three data center sites in Santiago, Chile, the transaction also includes significant expansion capacity for future growth there, allowing Equinix to support both immediate and future growth in the region.

Under the terms of the agreement, Equinix and Entel have agreed to form a strategic partnership to enable enterprises in Chile and Peru to leverage hybrid multi-cloud solutions to accelerate their Digital Transformation.

Charles Meyers, President and CEO, Equinix, said: “Latin America holds enormous potential, and our commitment to the region has exponentially grown since we entered back in 2011.

“Chilean, Peruvian and multinational companies are thirsting for the digital infrastructure required to thrive in today’s economy; with today’s expansion, we’re broadening digital access and accelerating Digital Transformation across Latin America, while supporting growth in a responsible and sustainable manner.”

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