Data center provider secures credit facility to support expansion plans and lower cost of capital
DALLAS (Sept. 25, 2018) – Aligned, a leading data center provider offering innovative, sustainable and adaptable colocation and build-to-scale solutions for cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers, today announced it has completed a $375 million secured credit facility with Goldman Sachs Bank USA.
This new loan provides Aligned lower-cost capital to support the company’s substantial near- and long-term development objectives. The loan, inclusive of extension options, matures in October 2023.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the results of the transaction,” said Anubhav Raj, CFO of Aligned. “The structure of this financing provides the necessary capital to facilitate the development of our expanding data center portfolio.”
“Along with the investment made by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners earlier this year as well as the continued support of BlueMountain Capital Management, this significant funding with Goldman Sachs positions us to aggressively address the exponential growth and strong demand we’re seeing in the industry,” added Andrew Schaap, CEO of Aligned.
The Aligned team has operated more than 750 Megawatts and developed over $3.5 billion of data centers around the globe for some of the most discerning clients. The company has operational data center facilities in Dallas, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City, and a newly-announced 180-Megawatt campus in Ashburn, Virginia that is underway.
Aligned’s mission is to make data center critical infrastructure intelligent enough to continuously improve both its economic performance and environmental impact, delivering a noticeable business advantage. The company’s unique approach to infrastructure deployment allows it to deliver the data center platform like a utility – accessible and scalable as needed. It also reduces the energy, water and space required to operate physical data center environments, significantly improving sustainability and yielding greater water and power usage effectiveness for customers.
Dechert LLP served as legal counsel to Goldman Sachs USA on the financial transaction, while Cooley LLP represented Aligned.
Aligned is an infrastructure technology company that offers adaptable colocation and build-to-scale solutions to cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers. Our intelligent infrastructure allows us to deliver data centers like a utility—accessible and consumable as needed. By reducing the energy, water and space needed to operate, our data center solutions, combined with our patented cooling technology, offer businesses a competitive advantage by improving reliability and their bottom line. For more information, visit alignedev.wpengine.com and connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.