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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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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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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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BGIS cancels transaction to acquire UK Carillion portfolio

BGIS cancels transaction to acquire UK Carillion portfolio

🕔Mar 15, 2018

BGIS, a leading global real estate and facility management services provider, has announced that its previously announced agreement to acquire a portfolio of Carillion facility management contracts in the United Kingdom will not be proceeding, as certain closing conditions have not been met. 

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MegaProject 1222: John Laing divests from UK Intercity Express project for US$300 million

MegaProject 1222: John Laing divests from UK Intercity Express project for US$300 million

🕔Mar 14, 2018

John Laing Group has announced that, following the receipt of final bids earlier this week, it has agreed to sell its remaining 15% interest in the Intercity Express Programme (IEP) Phase 1 project to a subsidiary of AXA SA, a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management.

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MegaProject 1220: Shortlisted consortium withdraws from US$1.4 billion Thames tunnel project

MegaProject 1220: Shortlisted consortium withdraws from US$1.4 billion Thames tunnel project

🕔Mar 9, 2018

One of the three consortia shortlisted for the GBP1 billion (US$1.4 billion) Silvertown Tunnel project has withdrawn from the tender process. The consortium comprised Swedish developer Skanska, Austrian construction company Strabag and Paris-based global investor and asset manager Meridiam

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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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Currie & Brown appoints three directors for the infrastructure team

Currie & Brown appoints three directors for the infrastructure team

🕔Mar 1, 2018

Currie & Brown UK has announced the appointment of eight new directors, five of whom are new appointments and three of whom have been promoted to the position from within the company.

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MegaProject 1211: Mace wins US$500 million contract to regenerate UK town centre

MegaProject 1211: Mace wins US$500 million contract to regenerate UK town centre

🕔Feb 23, 2018

The Borough Council of Stevenage, a town and borough in Hertfordshire, England, roughly 50km north of central London, has appointed the developer Mace to undertake the first phase of its town centre regeneration project, with construction expected to start next year.

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UK Parliament votes against PPP tax

UK Parliament votes against PPP tax

🕔Feb 22, 2018

Yesterday the UK Parliament voted against imposing a windfall tax on PPP contractors. The tax was proposed by a member of the Labour Party, and was supported by members of other parties and publicly backed by the UK's second largest trade union.

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BGIS to acquire Carillion's facilities management contracts

BGIS to acquire Carillion's facilities management contracts

🕔Feb 20, 2018

BGIS (Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions) has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a large portfolio of Carillion facility management contracts in the United Kingdom.

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£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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