Digital Colony has announced its entrance into the digital infrastructure market in Brazil with the acquisition of a major telecoms infrastructure company.
Digital Colony is a leading global investor, owner and operator of companies enabling the next generation of mobile and internet connectivity. Digital Colony Partners' has acquired Highline do Brasil II Infraestrutura de Telecomunicações S/A, an independent infrastructure solutions provider for the telecommunications industry, from Pátria Investments, a major name in alternative asset management in Latin America.
Founded in 2012 by Pátria, Highline is an independent infrastructure solutions provider for the telecommunications industry. Its core business is the construction and operation of a portfolio of sites for installation of communication antennas: towers, rooftops, indoor systems and street-level sites. It invests in infrastructure projects and leases their capacity through long-term contracts.
It has a portfolio of wireless infrastructure assets, including macro towers, which spans all the major urban, suburban and rural areas of Brazil. The company counts all of Brazil’s major mobile network operators, including TIM, Vivo, Claro and Oi, as its customers.
Highline will continue to be led by CEO Fernando Viotti and an executive team with more than 80 years of collective experience in the Brazilian tower market. The management team has been responsible for scaling Highline from a start-up into one of Brazil's fastest-growing independent tower owners and operators.