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Quaero Capital acquires 100% of Frasie

Quaero Capital acquires 100% of Frasie

🕔May 12, 2017

Quaero Capital’s Quaero European Infrastructure Fund has acquired 100% of Frasie from a fund managed by InfraVia Capital Partners.

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MegaProject 919: Balard Ministry of Defence Headquarters achives refinancing closure

MegaProject 919: Balard Ministry of Defence Headquarters achives refinancing closure

🕔May 3, 2017

The French Ministry of Defence has announced that it has achieved refinancing closure of the defence department's new building.

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3i announces first close of the 3i European Operational Projects Fund

3i announces first close of the 3i European Operational Projects Fund

🕔May 3, 2017

3i Group has announced the first close of the 3i European Operational Projects Fund, with €155 million (US$169 million) raised from a number of European investors, including a commitment of €40m from 3i.

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Alkion Terminals acquires eight tank terminals in France, Spain and Portugal

Alkion Terminals acquires eight tank terminals in France, Spain and Portugal

🕔May 3, 2017

Alkion Terminals and LBC Tank Terminals have announced the signing of an agreement in which Alkion will acquire the 50% shareholding in LBC Sogestrol and the full ownership of 4 tank terminals in France (Bayonne, Le Havre, Marseille, Nantes), 2 tank terminals in Spain (Cartagena, Santander) and 1 tank terminal in Portugal (Lisbon).

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Abertis reaches 100% in French subsidiary

Abertis reaches 100% in French subsidiary

🕔Apr 26, 2017

Abertis has reached an agreement to acquire from CNP an additional stake of 5.1% in Holding d’Infraestructures de Transport (HIT), the company which controls 100% of Sanef. This transaction will imply a cash out for Abertis of €238 million (US$259 million). In this way, Abertis will reach, at the closing of the last agreements announced, up to 100% stake in its French subsidiary.

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MegaProject 914: France tenders RCEA road expansion PPP

MegaProject 914: France tenders RCEA road expansion PPP

🕔Apr 25, 2017

The government of France has launched the tender involving the concession contract for the development of the RN 79 Centre-Europe Atlantic road PPP project.

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Abertis to reach near 90% stake in its French subsidiary Sanef

Abertis to reach near 90% stake in its French subsidiary Sanef

🕔Mar 31, 2017

Abertis has reached an agreement to acquire an additional stake from Predica in Holding d’Infraestructures de Transport (HIT), the company which controls 100% of Sanef, of at least 15% and up to 17%, depending on the preemption rights from remaining minority shareholders.

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Ferrovial places a 500 million euro 8-year bond at a 1.375% coupon

Ferrovial places a 500 million euro 8-year bond at a 1.375% coupon

🕔Mar 23, 2017

Taking advantage of the current market conditions with low interest rates, Ferrovial has priced a €500 million (US$540 million) 8-year senior bond. The issue was priced at 85 basis points over midswap, with a coupon of 1.375%.

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Suez and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec buy GE Water

Suez and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec buy GE Water

🕔Mar 21, 2017

SUEZ has announced that, together with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, it has entered into a binding agreement to purchase GE Water & Process Technologies from General Electric Company for €3.2 billion (US$3.4 billion) enterprise value in an all‐cash transaction. 

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Financing announced for French aquatics center

Financing announced for French aquatics center

🕔Feb 6, 2017

Landesbank Saar has announced it has provided financing for a French aquatics center.

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NGE Concessions selected for French road PPP

NGE Concessions selected for French road PPP

🕔Feb 2, 2017

The Government of Cantal, France, has selected NGE Concessions as preferred bidder for the Nord de Saint-Flour bypass on PPP scheme.

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Tiger Infrastructure Partners to finance Ireland - France subsea cable

Tiger Infrastructure Partners to finance Ireland - France subsea cable

🕔Feb 1, 2017

Ireland-France Subsea Cable Limited has announced a partnership with Tiger Infrastructure Partners to finance and construct IFC-1, a submarine fiber-optic cable system that will be the first and only direct subsea cable between Ireland and France.

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Abertis-controlled Sanef reaches agreement for investments in its network of €147 million

Abertis-controlled Sanef reaches agreement for investments in its network of €147 million

🕔Jan 27, 2017

Sanef, Abertis’ subsidiary in France, has reached an agreement with the French Government for the launching of a new investment plan for the upgrading of its road network.

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Abertis increases its control stake in French subsidiary Sanef to 63.07%

Abertis increases its control stake in French subsidiary Sanef to 63.07%

🕔Jan 26, 2017

Abertis has decided to exercise its preferential acquisition rights for the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations’ stake in Holding d’Infrastructures de Transports which controls 100% of Sanef.

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Edmond de Rothschild reaches first close for infrastructure debt vehicle

Edmond de Rothschild reaches first close for infrastructure debt vehicle

🕔Jan 20, 2017

Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management has completed a first close of its second vehicle, the Benjamin de Rothschild Infrastructure Debt Generation (BRIDGE) fund.

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French civil service pension fund ERAFP awards €150m infrastructure mandate to Ardian

French civil service pension fund ERAFP awards €150m infrastructure mandate to Ardian

🕔Jan 19, 2017

French civil service pension fund ERAFP has committed €350 million (US$368.4 million) to Ardian France and Access Capital Partners for infrastructure and private equity funds of funds, respectively.

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SNC Lavalin sells activities in France

SNC Lavalin sells activities in France

🕔Jan 16, 2017

SNC-Lavalin has announced that it has signed and closed an agreement to sell its ongoing activities in France and in Monaco to Ciclad and Impact Holding for a nominal amount, including its investment in Société d’Exploitation de l’Aéroport de Mayotte. 

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Antin Infrastructure Partners announces the sale of FPS Towers

Antin Infrastructure Partners announces the sale of FPS Towers

🕔Jan 3, 2017

Antin Infrastructure Partners announces having entered into a binding agreement with American Tower Corporation and PGGM (ATC Europe) for the sale of FPS Towers for €697 million (US$732 million).

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InfraVia European Fund III acquires smart meters firm

InfraVia European Fund III acquires smart meters firm

🕔Jan 3, 2017

InfraVia has announed the acquisition by InfraVia European Fund III of Ocea Smart Building (OSB) from SUEZ.

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Eiffage sells Gendarmerie Nationale headquarter PPP

Eiffage sells Gendarmerie Nationale headquarter PPP

🕔Dec 27, 2016

Eiffage has finalised with a subsidiary of la Compagnie Financière du Lion (CFL), the sell of 100% of Eiffigen, the company dedicated to the PPP relating to the headquarter of the Gendarmerie Nationale.

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