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.
Infrastructure/PPP news in UK (United Kingdom)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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$533,24 million) taking stakes of 30-50% in each of the projects.
Infracapital, the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Investments, has successfully reached a final closing of its latest fund, Infracapital Greenfield Partners I LP, with total commitments of £1.25 billion (US$ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Serco Group has signed Heads of Terms to acquire a portfolio of selected UK Health Facilities Management contracts from Carillion.
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.