Natixis CIB supports amber infrastructure with the refinancing of iseek data centres following its majority interest acquisition
Natixis CIB Infrastructure and Energy Finance team in Australia acted as the Sole Mandated Lead Arranger, LC Provider and Hedging Provider to support Amber Infrastructure Group (Amber), a leading specialist infrastructure investment manager, for the refinancing of iseek Data Centres (iseek) after Amber acquired a majority interest in the company in June 2021. Financial close was reached on September 1, 2021.
The acquisition is Amber’s first digital infrastructure investment outside Europe and endorses the strength of their broader international digital infrastructure platform. The investment also builds on Amber’s presence in Australia where it has been active since 2006 and currently manages 10 investments in over A$7bn of assets.
For iseek, the new ownership structure and partnership with Amber endorses the strength of the digital infrastructure platform that they have built over the past 22 years. The transaction also marks an important milestone for Natixis, establishing a new partnership with iseek which demonstrates our strategic focus on digitalization and the development of digital infrastructure in the key markets where we operate.
Established in 2000, iseek has developed purpose-built data centres to become a leading digital infrastructure operator in the Australian market. Through its network of five data centres across Brisbane, Northern Queensland and Sydney, it provides data centre, cloud and connectivity services to a diverse range of Enterprise and Government customers.
About Amber Infrastructure Group
Amber Infrastructure (Amber) is a specialist international investment manager, focused on investment origination, asset management and fund management. With approximately €5 billion in equity under management, Amber invests across seven funds and a number of managed accounts. Amber’s core business focuses on sourcing, developing, advising, investing in and managing infrastructure assets across the public, transport, energy, digital and demographic infrastructure sectors that support the lives of people, homes and businesses internationally. Amber is headquartered in London with offices in Europe, North America and Australia and employs over 150 infrastructure professionals.