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MegaProject 1299: Marseille seeking bids for US$1.4 billion conference centre concession

MegaProject 1299: Marseille seeking bids for US$1.4 billion conference centre concession

🕔Jul 23, 2018

The City of Marseille has published a concession notice for the development and operation of the conference and exhibition centre in the city. The 30-year concession has an estimated total value of EUR1.2 billion (US$1.4 billion).

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MegaProject 1295: Altitude Infrastructure closes US$600 million broadband PPP in France

MegaProject 1295: Altitude Infrastructure closes US$600 million broadband PPP in France

🕔Jul 12, 2018

Altitude Infrastructure has signed a 25-year concession agreement and closed a debt financing package for the deployment and maintenance of an ultra-high-speed broadband network in Haute-Garonne, a department in the south of France. The estimated total project investment is EUR516 million (US$606.8 million).

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Eiffage wins concession of the Arena de Reims Centre PPP

Eiffage wins concession of the Arena de Reims Centre PPP

🕔Jul 5, 2018

Eiffage has just been designated preferred bidder by the local authorities of Reims to design, build finance, operate and maintain (DBFOM) the the new Reims Events Centre PPP, under a 25-year contract period.

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New investors for Meridiam's vintage infrastructure fund

New investors for Meridiam's vintage infrastructure fund

🕔Jun 13, 2018

Meridiam has announced the successful completion of a major liquidity process on around 25% of Meridiam Infrastructure SICAR acquired by a major US-based fund of fund.

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DIF Infrastructure V acquires majority stake in French toll road concession

DIF Infrastructure V acquires majority stake in French toll road concession

🕔May 25, 2018

DIF has announced that its Infrastructure V fund has acquired a 66.7% stake in Albea SAS, a company which holds the concession to operate the A150 toll road in France. DIF Infrastructure V purchased the stake from Infravia and TIIC.

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MegaProject 1250: Vinci achieves US$435 million financial close of road PPP in France

MegaProject 1250: Vinci achieves US$435 million financial close of road PPP in France

🕔Apr 30, 2018

VINCI has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary ARCOS has secured financing for the A355 motorway PPP project in France, which involves the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of a new bypass to the west of Strasbourg, the capital of the Grand Est region and ninth largest city in France.

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MegaProject 1249: Marseille launches tender for US$900 million school renovation project

MegaProject 1249: Marseille launches tender for US$900 million school renovation project

🕔Apr 27, 2018

The City of Marseille, located in the south of France, has launched a tender process to select private partners to support the implementation of the Future School Plan (PEA - Plan Ecole d'Avenir​) which involves major renovation works to schools across the city. The City will award four-year public-private partnership contracts worth EUR754 million (US$916 million) excluding tax.

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Zencap Asset Management announces Zencap Infra Debt 3

Zencap Asset Management announces Zencap Infra Debt 3

🕔Apr 25, 2018

Zencap Asset Management has announced its intentions to launch a third senior infrastructure debt fund, dedicated to senior financing of European infrastructure. The company is targeting a first close of EUR200 million (US$244.4 million).

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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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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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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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Atlantia announces US$1.3 billion acquisition of Eurotunnel stakes

Atlantia announces US$1.3 billion acquisition of Eurotunnel stakes

🕔Mar 8, 2018

Atlantia has announced that it has reached an agreement for the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Aero 1 Global & International S.à.r.l., an investment vehicle fully controlled by funds managed by Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners which owns 85,170,758 shares in Groupe Eurotunnel S.E (Getlink), representing 15.49% of the share capital and 26.66% of the voting rights of the company, based on the numbers published by Getlink on 16 February 2018.

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Arnaud Quémard new Managing Director of Abertis’ French subsidiary

Arnaud Quémard new Managing Director of Abertis’ French subsidiary

🕔Mar 1, 2018

The Board of Directors of Sanef, Abertis’ French subsidiary, has approved the appointment of Arnaud Quémard as new Managing Director of the company from the 1st March.

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MegaProject 1210: Covage signs US$490 million broadband PPP in France

MegaProject 1210: Covage signs US$490 million broadband PPP in France

🕔Feb 22, 2018

The infrastructure operator Covage has signed a PPP contract with the Department of Hérault for the deployment and commercialisation of a fibre-optic network in the areas of the department, located in the Occitanie region in the south of France, not covered by private broadband operators.

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EUR60 million wastewater project in France reaches financial close

EUR60 million wastewater project in France reaches financial close

🕔Feb 19, 2018

Thau Maritima, a project company comprising the Investment and Development Fund for Public-Private Partnerships II (FIDEPPP2), which is managed by MIROVA and SUEZ Eau France, has secured financing for a project involving a wastewater treatment plant serving seven municipalities of the Sète Agglopôle Méditerranée (SAM) district, in the south of France.

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Land Degradation Neutrality Fund launched

Land Degradation Neutrality Fund launched

🕔Dec 18, 2017

The Land Degradation Neutrality Fund was officially launched at the thirteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP13) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), which took place in Ordos, China. The initiative is promoted by UNCCD and Mirova.

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SCOR finalises second fund and starts third debt fund

SCOR finalises second fund and starts third debt fund

🕔Dec 18, 2017

SCOR Investment Partners, the SCOR group’s portfolio management company, have announced the end of the deployment of €378 million (US$444.06 million) through the SCOR Infrastructure Loans II fund, and the launch of the third generation with the SCOR Infrastructure Loans III fund.

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APG and AXA acquire US$1.1 B Ardian fund II portfolio

APG and AXA acquire US$1.1 B Ardian fund II portfolio

🕔Dec 15, 2017

Ardian, announced it has signed an agreement for the sale of a €1 billion portfolio of assets after a competitive auction. The Investors involved are APG and AXA, both existing shareholders of the portfolio since 2006. Ardian will remain the asset manager and advisor of the portfolio.

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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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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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