Natixis CIB provided financing to Macquarie and Aware Super Ltd.

Financing supported acquisition of Vocus Group Ltd

Natixis CIB acted as Joint Underwriter and Bookrunner on the A$2,150m senior financing provided to a consortium comprising Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and its managed funds (together “MIRA”) and Aware Super Ltd (“Aware Super”), ahead of its acquisition and privatization of Vocus Group Ltd.

Vocus Group Ltd. is an Australia-based fibre and network solutions provider. The Company owns a national infrastructure network of metro and back haul fibre, connecting capital cities and regional centers across Australia, New Zealand and into Asia.

MIRA and Aware Super entered into a Scheme Implementation Deed with Vocus to acquire all issued securities at $A5.50 per share via a Scheme of Arrangement on March 9, 2021. On June 24, 2021, Vocus Group shareholders voted in favour of the consortium’s acquisition of Vocus Group, and the transaction reached a financial close on July 22, 2021.