The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Pakistan have signed an agreement for a US$100 million loan to promote public-private partnerships in the Punjab province, in the north-east of Pakistan.
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.
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), a division of Macquarie Group, has announced the close of its second Asian regional infrastructure fund at its hard cap of $US3.3 billion in investor commitments.
UBS Asset Management's (UBS-AM) Real Estate & Private Markets (REPM) business has launched its second infrastructure debt fund, Archmore Infrastructure Debt Platform II (IDP II), with seed commitments from initial investors of more than EUR448.4 million (US$551.4 million).
A.P. Moller Capital has announced the second close of its Africa Infrastructure Fund, with total commitments reaching US$865 million. Subscribers include Danica Pension, Danske Invest, SEB Pensionsforsikring and SEB Pension och Försäkring.
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.
Bouwfonds Investment Management, subsidiary of Rabo Real Estate Group, has announced the completion of the disposal of a large part of its portfolio. As a result of this successful divestment, Bouwfonds IM’s portfolio has been cut back from over EUR6.3 billion (US$7.8 billion) in 2015 to EUR2.1 billion (US$2.6 billion) now.
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.
The Board of Utilities of Australia Pty Limited, trustee of the Utilities Trust of Australia fund (UTA), has confirmed the selection of H.R.L.Morrison & Co Limited (Morrison & Co) as the preferred manager of UTA. The open-ended global infrastructure fund was established in 1994 and was formerly managed by Hastings Funds Management.
Golding Capital Partners (GCP), a private equity investor with 17 years experience, has announced the closings of several of its funds.
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.
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.
HDR has announced that it has completed the sale of HDR | ICA Asset Management to DBi Services, which specializes in infrastructure operations and maintenance. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The Government of Turkey has announced the route for a canal to be developed through a public-private partnership. The 45-km Kanal Istanbul will link the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara west of the Bosphorus, running from the Durusu region on Istanbul's Black Sea coast to Kucukcekmece Lake on the Sea of Marmara.
On Friday 26 January, the Hon. Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Marfo launched the Ghana PPP disclosure portal in Accra. It published information on 20 ongoing PPP projects and the disclosure framework being adopted by the Government of Ghana. This is the first time that this information has been made available to the public.
In the coming weeks, the President of Brazil, Michel Temer, is expected to sign a bill regulating the concessions made during the administration of former president Dilma Rousseff. The main clause in the bill will allow companies who take on an existing concession to pay off any outstanding debt.
The Romanian government has updated the country's legislation on public-private partnerships in an effort to attract strategic investments. The new regulation introduces the Value for Money concept and provides the necessary steps in assessing a project.
The Allianz Group has announced that from 1 January 2018, Allianz Capital Partners (ACP) will become a discrete entity under the umbrella of Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI).
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.
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.