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Infrastructure/PPP news in UK (United Kingdom)

£150 million cash shortage for Scottish bypass PPP following Carillion collapse

£150 million cash shortage for Scottish bypass PPP following Carillion collapse

🕔Feb 19, 2018

Galliford Try has announced plans to raise GBP150 million (US$210.42 million) from investors to cover additional costs of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route PPP project​ that have arisen following the compulsory liquidation of Carillion

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UPP secures financing for acquisition of Swansea University accommodation projects

UPP secures financing for acquisition of Swansea University accommodation projects

🕔Feb 7, 2018

University Partnerships Programme (UPP) has achieved financial close on a circa GBP98 million (US$137,77 million) deal to acquire two companies from brownfield developer St Modwen Properties PLC. Consequently, UPP will acquire the contract to operate 2,021 study bedrooms on the Swansea University’s Bay Campus in South Wales for a period of 45 years.

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Uliving wins 800-bed student accommodation project in Brighton

Uliving wins 800-bed student accommodation project in Brighton

🕔Feb 7, 2018

The University of Brighton, which is located in the south-east of England, has confirmed that Uliving has been identified as preferred bidder for the construction and management of new student accommodation as part of the development of the university’s Moulsecoomb campus.

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Further delay for Royal Liverpool Hospital PPP

Further delay for Royal Liverpool Hospital PPP

🕔Jan 9, 2018

The chief executive of Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust has announced that the construction of the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital will not be completed on time. This is the third time that the project’s completion date has been pushed back by the contractor, Carillion.

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Balfour Beatty to sell additional stake in M25 operator

Balfour Beatty to sell additional stake in M25 operator

🕔Jan 3, 2018

Balfour Beatty has announced the sale of a 7.5% stake in Connect Plus, the company which operates the M25 - the motorway that orbits London. This follows the firm's announcement less than two weeks ago of the sale of a 12.5% stake in Connect Plus to funds managed by Dalmore Capital, as reported on this platform.

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Financial adviser chosen and PIN published for UK's A303 Stonehenge and Lower Thames Crossing

Financial adviser chosen and PIN published for UK's A303 Stonehenge and Lower Thames Crossing

🕔Dec 26, 2017

Highways England (HE) is planning to hold a supplier engagement event to provide an overview of its opportunities available to the market in the forthcoming years in relation to major infrastructure projects and to provide an overview of the procurement vehicle options proposed specifically for the A303 Stonehenge and Lower Thames Crossing (LTC) projects.

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Balfour sells M25 stake

Balfour sells M25 stake

🕔Dec 26, 2017

Balfour Beatty, has announced that it has reached an agreement with funds managed by Dalmore Capital Limited (Dalmore) to sell a 12.5 percent stake in Connect Plus, the company which operates the M25 orbital motorway.

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Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund secures US$100 million loan from AfDB

Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund secures US$100 million loan from AfDB

🕔Dec 20, 2017

In a bid to reduce the huge infrastructure financing gap in Sub-Saharan Africa, the African Development Bank has approved US$100 million to The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), a public private partnership company.

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Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company makes PPP investments

Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company makes PPP investments

🕔Dec 13, 2017

Dai-Ichi Life Insurance has announced that it has completed its first acquisition finance investment, for High Speed 1, a British railway concession, and first loan to an Australian project, for the refinancing of the Victoria Desalination Project.

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Rigby Group acquires Bournemouth Airport from MAG

Rigby Group acquires Bournemouth Airport from MAG

🕔Dec 8, 2017

Regional & City Airports (RCA), the airports management division of Rigby Group plc, has completed its fourth regional UK airport acquisition with the purchase of Bournemouth Airport for an undisclosed sum.

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NI Water acquires Kelda Water Services interests in Northern Ireland

NI Water acquires Kelda Water Services interests in Northern Ireland

🕔Dec 6, 2017

NI Water has announced the acquisition of Kelda Water Services’ holdings in four treatment plants that provide almost half of the treated water in the region.

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PiP acquires portfolio of 10 UK PPPs

PiP acquires portfolio of 10 UK PPPs

🕔Nov 29, 2017

Pensions Infrastructure Platform has reached an agreement with Aberdeen UK Infrastructure Partners to acquire 10 stakes in UK PPPs for more than £400 million (US$533,24 million) taking stakes of 30-50% in each of the projects.

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Infracapital closes its first  greenfield fund

Infracapital closes its first greenfield fund

🕔Nov 21, 2017

Infracapital, the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Investments, has successfully reached a final closing of its latest fund, Infracapital Greenfield Partners I LP, with total commitments of £1.25 billion (US$ 1,65 billion). This is well in excess of its £1 billion (US$ 1.32 billion) target and in line with Infracapital’s internal hard cap.

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RFQ for Bucks NHS PPP

RFQ for Bucks NHS PPP

🕔Nov 13, 2017

The Trust has announced it is seeking a private sector partner to provide services in connection with the refurbishment and ongoing maintenance of the Sterile Services Department (SSD) at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

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University of Exeter issues student accommodation RfQ

University of Exeter issues student accommodation RfQ

🕔Nov 9, 2017

A Request for Qualifications has been issued by The University of Exeter for the development of a design, build, finance and operate scheme, for the student residences facility containing 1,200 rooms at East Park, Streatham Campus.

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JLIF buys five PPPs from John Laing

JLIF buys five PPPs from John Laing

🕔Nov 6, 2017

John Laing Infrastructure Fund has agreed to acquire a portfolio of five UK Public Private Partnership projects from John Laing Group. The combined consideration of approximately GBP141.2 million will be financed by drawing on JLIF’s revolving credit facility.

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Arcus Infrastructure Partners LLP appoints Stefano Brugnolo as Partner

Arcus Infrastructure Partners LLP appoints Stefano Brugnolo as Partner

🕔Nov 3, 2017

Arcus Infrastructure Partners has announced the promotion of Stefano Brugnolo as Partner with effect from 1 November 2017. Stefano has been a senior member of the Arcus Team since its formation in 2009.

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Carillion apppoints new Chief Executive

Carillion apppoints new Chief Executive

🕔Oct 30, 2017

Carillion has announced the appointment of Andrew Davies as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 2 April 2018, at which point he will also join the Board. Keith Cochrane will continue to lead Carillion as Interim Chief Executive Officer until then.

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Serco Group acquires UK health FM business

Serco Group acquires UK health FM business

🕔Oct 25, 2017

Serco Group has signed Heads of Terms to acquire a portfolio of selected UK Health Facilities Management contracts from Carillion

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AMP Capital signs acquisition of Leeds Bradford Airport

AMP Capital signs acquisition of Leeds Bradford Airport

🕔Oct 23, 2017

AMP Capital, on behalf of investors in its global infrastructure equity platform, has agreed to acquire 100 per cent of Leeds Bradford Airport from Bridgepoint Advisers Limited

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