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Infrastructure/PPP news in France

EIB and Caisse des Depots support French campus project

EIB and Caisse des Depots support French campus project

🕔Nov 2, 2017

Caisse des Dépôts Group and the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed a contract with the Community of Universities and Establishments (ComUE)  to jointly finance the development, construction and rehabilitation of the operation Montpellier Campus for a global amount of €183 million (US$212.8 million).

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Strasbourg bypass concession faces delays

Strasbourg bypass concession faces delays

🕔Oct 10, 2017

The French Government has stopped the construction works for the western Strasbourg bypass due to environmental issues.

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Siemens and Alstom merge rail businesses

Siemens and Alstom merge rail businesses

🕔Oct 2, 2017

Siemens and Alstom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to combine Siemens’ mobility business including its rail traction drives business with Alstom.

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Macquarie Atlas Roads acquires additional stake in APRR

Macquarie Atlas Roads acquires additional stake in APRR

🕔Sep 21, 2017

Macquarie Atlas Roads (MQA) has announced that it will exercise a pre-emptive right to acquire an additional 4.86% indirect interest in APRR for €440 million (US$527 million).

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MegaProject 998: France's Grand Est broadband PPP reaches financial close

MegaProject 998: France's Grand Est broadband PPP reaches financial close

🕔Aug 29, 2017

A French consortium have reached financial close on France’s Grand Est broadband PPP, the country’s largest broadband project.

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DIF to acquire 55% stake in French fiber project from Infravia

DIF to acquire 55% stake in French fiber project from Infravia

🕔Jul 7, 2017

DIF Core Infrastructure Fund I (DIF CIF I) and Infravia have announced that they have reached an agreement on the sale of Infravia’s 55% stake in the French fiber company ADTIM

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Omnes Capital achieves final closing of its Capenergie 3 fund at €245 MM

Omnes Capital achieves final closing of its Capenergie 3 fund at €245 MM

🕔Jul 4, 2017

Omnes Capital has announced the final closing of its Capenergie 3 fund for a total amount of €245 million (US$280 million). The third-generation fund, dedicated to European renewable energy infrastructure investments, has exceeded its target size of €200 million (US$228 million).

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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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