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The fibre company has a growing presence in Europe and is also the largest active operator in South Africa.
The British pension fund in April agreed a £504m offer for the UK-based communications group, but Macquarie’s bid was deemed a ‘superior proposal’.
The investment in a fibre network on the French island of Réunion is the first by the team formed in April last year by the former EDF Invest infrastructure arm.
The investment programme comes six months after the pair moved to take CityFibre private in a $694.5m deal.
Tampnet, bought by 3i Infrastructure and ATP, was also partly owned by EQT’s second fund, which has now sold four of its 11 assets.
The US fund manager has offloaded its majority stake in Hudson Fiber Network from its inaugural infrastructure fund.

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