Haute-Garonne Numérique, the government agency in charge the deployment of very high speed broadband in Haute-Garonne, a department in south-west France, has chosen Altitude Infrastructure to deploy a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network throughout its territory by 2022. Following installation, the company will manage the network for 20 years.
Infrastructure/PPP news in Europe
Berenberg, Germany’s oldest private bank, has launched the Berenberg Digital Infrastructure Debt Fund I, giving institutional and individual investors the opportunity to invest in the expansion of data networks in Europe through. The target volume is EUR100 million (US$123.27 million).
A project company led by Bouygues Construction has signed a public-private partnership contract for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of a future Biology-Pharmacy-Chemistry (BPC) Centre with Paris-Sud University. The design-build contract is worth EUR283 million (US$348.9 million).
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ (CIP) has announced that its newest fund, Copenhagen Infrastructure III (CI III), held a final close on 23 March 2018 at the EUR3.5 billion (US$4.31 billion) hard cap exceeding the EUR3.0 billion (US$3.7 billion) target fund size.
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), managed by Investec Asset Management (IAM), has announced that it has successfully completed its latest fundraising round, raising US$385 million in new long-term debt capital to invest in Africa.
Through its subsidiary Iridium, ACS Group has acquired a 25% stake in the A13 Thames Gateway PFI project, in London, from Carillion. The total enterprise value of the transaction is GBP140 million (US$197.6 million).
Globalvia has announced that current shareholders OPTrust, PGGM and USS have collectively invested EUR1.0 billion (US$1.27 billion) in the company. Globalvia plans to deploy the investment in worldwide infrastructure projects.
3i Infrastructure plc has announced that it will invest EUR201 million (US$246.36) to acquire a 50% stake in Attero, one of the largest waste treatment and disposal companies in the Netherlands.
Rijkswaterstaat, part of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment of the Government of the Netherlands, has announced that six parties have been prequalified to participate in the tender for the A9 Badhoevedorp - Holendrecht project. This includes the widening of the A9 Amstelveen and the rehabilitation of the Schiphol Bridge, in the North Holland province.
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport of the Government of Spain (Ministerio de Fomento) has announced that it will launch tenders for the first two projects in the EUR5 billion (US$6.14 billion) Extraordinary Road Plan (Plan Extraordinario de Carreteras) in the next few days.
Bulgaria's government has selected a consortium between the China-based investor HNA Group and Plovdiv Airport Invest for the 35-year concession contract for Plovdiv Airport.
Macquarie Capital has announced the financial close of Dublin Institute of Technology’s (DIT) EUR220 million (US$271 million) Grangegorman Campus project – one of Ireland’s largest educational campus developments financed through a public private partnership (PPP).
VINCI Airports has signed a 25-year concession agreement for the financing, development through construction and reconstruction, maintenance and management of infrastructure of Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport.
Cube Infrastructure Managers has announced the close of Cube Infrastructure Fund II's acquisition of a 54% stake in dst telecommunicaçoes, a leading open-access fiber optical network operator in Portugal.
Ancala Partners LLP, the independent mid-market infrastructure investment manager, has announced that it has acquired Aquatrine Package A, from Kelda Water Services (KWS), a subsidiary of Kelda Group. Aquatrine delivers one of the largest water and waste water Private Finance Initiative contracts in Europe for the British government's Ministry of Defence (MOD).
UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, head of the British government's Department for Transport, has launched an invitation to investors and developers interested in rail infrastructure to submit proposals for the new southern rail link to Heathrow Airport. In addition, interested parties are invited to propose schemes to enhance and expand the rail network across the United Kingdom.
UBS Asset Management's (UBS-AM) Real Estate & Private Markets (REPM) business has launched its second infrastructure debt fund, Archmore Infrastructure Debt Platform II (IDP II), with seed commitments from initial investors of more than EUR448.4 million (US$551.4 million).
Çanakkale Otoyol, the owner of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge and Highway project, has announced that it has secured EUR2.3 billion (US$2.83 billion) financing from a consortia of 24 banks and institutions from ten countries. The project involves the construction of the longest suspension bridge in the world in north-west Turkey. The total estimated value is EUR3.1 billion (US$3.85 billion).
Covage has announced that it has secured a debt financing package of EUR183 million (US$224.83 million) for its fibre-optic network project in the south of France. As reported on this platform, the telecoms company was awarded the contract to design, install, operate, commercialise and finance a Very High Speed (THD - très haut débit) broadband network in the department of Hérault earlier this year.
A.P. Moller Capital has announced the second close of its Africa Infrastructure Fund, with total commitments reaching US$865 million. Subscribers include Danica Pension, Danske Invest, SEB Pensionsforsikring and SEB Pension och Försäkring.