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Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company makes PPP investments

Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company makes PPP investments

🕔Dec 13, 2017

Dai-Ichi Life Insurance has announced that it has completed its first acquisition finance investment, for High Speed 1, a British railway concession, and first loan to an Australian project, for the refinancing of the Victoria Desalination Project.

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MEIF5 invests in Polish fibre company INEA

MEIF5 invests in Polish fibre company INEA

🕔Dec 13, 2017

Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 (MEIF5), which is managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), has agreed to acquire a majority stake in INEA, the leading telecommunications and fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network operator in Western Poland.

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Infranode reaches oversubscribed final close

Infranode reaches oversubscribed final close

🕔Dec 12, 2017

Infranode has achieved final closing on its first fund reaching SEK4.45 billion (US$524.68 million) with AP4 joining an already strong group of local pension funds and the European Investment Bank (EIB).  The capital will be invested long-term in Nordic infrastructure.

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Rigby Group acquires Bournemouth Airport from MAG

Rigby Group acquires Bournemouth Airport from MAG

🕔Dec 8, 2017

Regional & City Airports (RCA), the airports management division of Rigby Group plc, has completed its fourth regional UK airport acquisition with the purchase of Bournemouth Airport for an undisclosed sum.

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NI Water acquires Kelda Water Services interests in Northern Ireland

NI Water acquires Kelda Water Services interests in Northern Ireland

🕔Dec 6, 2017

NI Water has announced the acquisition of Kelda Water Services’ holdings in four treatment plants that provide almost half of the treated water in the region.

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Marguerite launches its second infrastructure and energy fund

Marguerite launches its second infrastructure and energy fund

🕔Dec 5, 2017

Europe’s leading National Promotional Banks and European Investment Bank announced the launching of Marguerite II, a pan-European infrastructure fund with total commitments in excess of €700 million (US$ 832,29 million); ensuring continued support for key infrastructure investments in renewables, energy, transport and digital infrastructure by the Marguerite platform.

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TINC acquires additional interest in Belgian highway PPP

TINC acquires additional interest in Belgian highway PPP

🕔Dec 5, 2017

TINC, the infrastructure investor listed on Euronext Brussels, has acquired additional participation in the public-private partnership for the realization of the new A11 highway located between Knokke and Zeebruges, Belgium.

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PPP planned for Central Port of Gdańsk

PPP planned for Central Port of Gdańsk

🕔Dec 5, 2017

The Management Board of the Sea Port in Gdańsk (MBSPG) have announced that they intend to launch a tender to conduct a feasibility study for the Central Port in the Gdańsk Seaport. The tender may be launched this year, if not then certainly in the first quarter of 2018.

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The Marguerite Fund sells a portfolio of five assets to Pantheon

The Marguerite Fund sells a portfolio of five assets to Pantheon

🕔Dec 4, 2017

Marguerite has announced the sale of a portfolio of renewable and concession-based assets by the Marguerite Fund to Pantheon.

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Hospital del Tajo concession sold to Quaero European Infrastructure Fund

Hospital del Tajo concession sold to Quaero European Infrastructure Fund

🕔Dec 1, 2017

Hospital del Tajo and associated facility management operating company Explotadora del Hospital del Tajo have been sold to Quaero European Infrastructure Fund, within a 30-year concession contract awarded in 2005.

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D4 Motorway PPP will be tendered in 2018

D4 Motorway PPP will be tendered in 2018

🕔Nov 30, 2017

The Czech Transport Ministry has finally signed an advisory contract with the Ceska sporitelna, White & Case / Obermeyer consortium for legal, technical and financial consultancy services regarding potentially the first road public-private partnership in the country.

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PiP acquires portfolio of 10 UK PPPs

PiP acquires portfolio of 10 UK PPPs

🕔Nov 29, 2017

Pensions Infrastructure Platform has reached an agreement with Aberdeen UK Infrastructure Partners to acquire 10 stakes in UK PPPs for more than £400 million (US$533,24 million) taking stakes of 30-50% in each of the projects.

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Belgium tenders prison PPP

Belgium tenders prison PPP

🕔Nov 28, 2017

The Régie des Bâtiments has launched a tender process for the construction of a new penitentiary facility in Antwerp through the PPP model. This project is part of the Master Plan 2008-2012-2016.

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Avinor to implement tender contest for operation of Haugesund Airport

Avinor to implement tender contest for operation of Haugesund Airport

🕔Nov 28, 2017

Avinor has announced that it is inviting proposals for the management of Haugesund Airport. A tender competition was requested by the Norwegian government, with the intention of implementing a service concession model for the operations of the airport.

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France’s A19 road refinancing signs

France’s A19 road refinancing signs

🕔Nov 27, 2017

Arcour, a VINCI Autoroutes subsidiary, has finalized the refinancing of its credit facilities granted in 2008 by a pool of commercial banks.

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Abertis issues bonds from its French subsidiary for a total amount of €1,000Mn and keeps reducing its financial costs

Abertis issues bonds from its French subsidiary for a total amount of €1,000Mn and keeps reducing its financial costs

🕔Nov 24, 2017

Abertis has closed a new liability management deal with two new bond issuances of its subsidiary in France, HIT, amounting to a total of €1,000 million (US$117,35 million). The new issuances have a maturity of 5 years; €500 million (US$586,78 million) maturing in March 2023 and 10 years €500 million maturing in November 2027.

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FCC Aqualia buys back Mitsui’s 49% stake in FCC’s water business in Czech Republic

FCC Aqualia buys back Mitsui’s 49% stake in FCC’s water business in Czech Republic

🕔Nov 23, 2017

FCC Aqualia, FCC Group’s subsidiary for the water market, has agreed to buy back from Mitsui its 49% stake in FCC Aqualia’s water business in the Czech Republic.

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Ferrovial places a 500 million euro 2.124% perpetual hybrid bond

Ferrovial places a 500 million euro 2.124% perpetual hybrid bond

🕔Nov 23, 2017

Ferrovial has successfully priced a €500 million (US$ 588,49 million) perpetual hybrid bond. The issue will pay a 2.124% annual coupon until 14 May 2023.

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EQT Infrastructure buys CAIW

EQT Infrastructure buys CAIW

🕔Nov 22, 2017

The EQT Infrastructure III fund has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CIF Holding B.V. from Rabo Bouwfonds Communication Infrastructure Fund C.V.

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Infracapital closes its first  greenfield fund

Infracapital closes its first greenfield fund

🕔Nov 21, 2017

Infracapital, the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Investments, has successfully reached a final closing of its latest fund, Infracapital Greenfield Partners I LP, with total commitments of £1.25 billion (US$ 1,65 billion). This is well in excess of its £1 billion (US$ 1.32 billion) target and in line with Infracapital’s internal hard cap.

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