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NSW set to reap close to $8bn from Endeavour sale to Macquarie-led consortium

NSW set to reap close to $8bn from Endeavour sale to Macquarie-led consortium

The New South Wales Government is set to reap close to $8 billion from the sale of Endeavour Energy from Macquarie Group and its backers.

The Australian exclusively revealed online on Wednesday night that the NSW Government was tipped to sell the electricity distribution network to Macquarie (MQG) and its backers.

It is understood the consortium is paying nearly $8bn in a deal that also includes a refinancing package on the entire asset as well as the acquisition of a 50.4 per ownership interest.

The price for the 50.4 per cent stake on offer equates to over 1.5 times the asset’s regulated asset base.

Endeavour’s regulated asset base (RAB) equates to $6bn.

The deal is said to be the most lucrative of all of the NSW electricity asset sales so far.

Sources say Macquarie and partners will be announced as the winning consortium today.

The Australian

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