Marathon Digital Holdings Announces the Closing of its Acquisition of Bitcoin Mining Sites
Fort Lauderdale, FL, Jan. 16, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marathon Digital Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA) (“Marathon” or “Company”), a leader in supporting and securing the Bitcoin ecosystem, has closed its previously announced acquisition of two operational Bitcoin mining sites, totaling 390 megawatts of operational capacity, from Generate Capital.
“With the closing of this acquisition, we have officially made the transition to a more sophisticated organization with a diversified portfolio of Bitcoin mining assets,” said Fred Thiel, Marathon’s chairman and CEO. “Our mining portfolio now consists of approximately 910 megawatts of capacity, 45% of which resides on sites we directly own, and 55% of which is hosted by third parties. We look forward to integrating these assets into our portfolio, where we can leverage our cutting-edge technologies to improve efficiencies, and, over the next 18-24 months, scaling our operations to 50 exahashes of capacity.”
Salman Khan, Marathon’s chief financial officer, added, “This transaction was made possible by Marathon’s ability to act opportunistically and decisively, as well as by the strong balance sheet we have built over the past year. We look forward to realizing the synergies from this transaction, including the anticipated reduction in our bitcoin production costs, as we begin incorporating these new assets into our operations.”
David Hirsch, Principal at Generate Capital, commented, “This transaction demonstrates Generate’s strong operational capabilities, and we are excited for Marathon to take over stewardship of the Kearney and Granbury data centers, which are some of the most efficient data centers and largest controllable load resource assets in the North America. Marathon is well placed to fully realize the potential of these assets for their stakeholders.”
Additional information about this transaction can be found in the following resources, all of which are available on the Company’s investor relations website.
- December 2023 Business Update, dated December 19, 2023
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About Marathon Digital Holdings
Marathon is a digital asset technology company that focuses on supporting and securing the Bitcoin ecosystem. The Company is currently in the process of becoming one of the largest and most sustainably powered Bitcoin mining operations in North America.
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Released January 16, 2024