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Macquarie fund to invest in US fiber internet provider SwyftFiber

A pedestrian stands near the logo of Australia's biggest investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd which adorns a wall on the outside of their Sydney office headquarters in central Sydney, Australia

(Reuters) -Australia's Macquarie Group said late on Thursday that a fund managed by its asset management arm would invest in U.S.-based telecom services provider SwyftFiber.

Macquarie did not disclose the financial details of the deal, but a person familiar with the matter told Reuters that the asset manager was committing to make a $275 million investment.

SwyftFiber did not immediately respond to Reuters' request for comment on deal details.

The proposed investment will allow SwyftFiber to speed up the construction of fiber infrastructure in existing and new markets, Macquarie said in a statement.

SwyftFiber provides internet and television streaming services to communities in Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi, it added.

(Reporting by Sameer Manekar in Bengaluru; additional reporting by Archishma Iyer; Editing by Anil D'Silva and Subhranshu Sahu)