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MegaProject 1244: Altitude Infrastructure wins US$640 million broadband PPP in France

MegaProject 1244: Altitude Infrastructure wins US$640 million broadband PPP in France

🕔Apr 19, 2018

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.

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Berenberg launches EUR100 million digital infrastructure debt fund

Berenberg launches EUR100 million digital infrastructure debt fund

🕔Apr 17, 2018

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).

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MegaProject 1241: Bouygues wins US$350 million university project in Paris

MegaProject 1241: Bouygues wins US$350 million university project in Paris

🕔Apr 16, 2018

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).

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Copenhagen Infrastructure III holds final close at EUR3.5 billion

Copenhagen Infrastructure III holds final close at EUR3.5 billion

🕔Apr 12, 2018

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.

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Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund raises US$385 million

Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund raises US$385 million

🕔Apr 11, 2018

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.

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ACS buys stake in UK road project from Carillion

ACS buys stake in UK road project from Carillion

🕔Apr 10, 2018

Through its subsidiary Iridium, ACS Group has acquired 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).

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Shareholders invest US$1.3 billion in Globalvia

Shareholders invest US$1.3 billion in Globalvia

🕔Apr 10, 2018

Globalvia has announced that current shareholders OPTrustPGGM 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.

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3i buys 50% stake in Dutch waste treatment company

3i buys 50% stake in Dutch waste treatment company

🕔Apr 9, 2018

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.

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Six consortia prequalified for the Netherlands’ A9 road PPP

Six consortia prequalified for the Netherlands’ A9 road PPP

🕔Apr 5, 2018

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.

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MegaProject 1234: Spain to launch tenders for road projects worth over US$1 billion

MegaProject 1234: Spain to launch tenders for road projects worth over US$1 billion

🕔Apr 5, 2018

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.

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Bulgaria to award Plovdiv Airport concession to China’s HNA Group

Bulgaria to award Plovdiv Airport concession to China’s HNA Group

🕔Apr 2, 2018

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.

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Macquarie closes university campus PPP in Dublin

Macquarie closes university campus PPP in Dublin

🕔Apr 2, 2018

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).

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MegaProject 1229: VINCI Airports signs contract for Belgrade airport concession

MegaProject 1229: VINCI Airports signs contract for Belgrade airport concession

🕔Mar 26, 2018

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.

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Cube Infrastructure fund acquires majority stake in Portuguese fiber-optic operator

Cube Infrastructure fund acquires majority stake in Portuguese fiber-optic operator

🕔Mar 26, 2018

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.

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Ancala acquires water PPP for British government from Kelda Group

Ancala acquires water PPP for British government from Kelda Group

🕔Mar 23, 2018

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 GroupAquatrine delivers one of the largest water and waste water Private Finance Initiative contracts in Europe for the British government's Ministry of Defence (MOD)

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 UK Department for Transport requests rail proposals

UK Department for Transport requests rail proposals

🕔Mar 22, 2018

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.

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UBS launches US$450 million Archmore Infrastructure Debt Platform II

UBS launches US$450 million Archmore Infrastructure Debt Platform II

🕔Mar 21, 2018

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).

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MegaProject 1226: US$2.8 billion financing for bridge-highway project in Turkey

MegaProject 1226: US$2.8 billion financing for bridge-highway project in Turkey

🕔Mar 21, 2018

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).

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MegaProject 1225: Covage secures US$225 million financing for broadband PPP in France

MegaProject 1225: Covage secures US$225 million financing for broadband PPP in France

🕔Mar 20, 2018

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.

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A.P. Moller Capital announces second close of Africa Infrastructure Fund

A.P. Moller Capital announces second close of Africa Infrastructure Fund

🕔Mar 20, 2018

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.

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