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ADB to invest US$100 million in PPP program in Pakistan

ADB to invest US$100 million in PPP program in Pakistan

🕔Apr 18, 2018

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.

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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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MIRA announces close of Macquarie Asia Infrastructure Fund 2

MIRA announces close of Macquarie Asia Infrastructure Fund 2

🕔Apr 4, 2018

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.

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UBS launches US$450 million Archmore Infrastructure Debt Platform II

UBS launches US$450 million Archmore Infrastructure Debt Platform II

🕔Mar 21, 2018

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).

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A.P. Moller Capital announces second close of Africa Infrastructure Fund

A.P. Moller Capital announces second close of Africa Infrastructure Fund

🕔Mar 20, 2018

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.

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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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Bouwfonds IM divests US$5 billion portfolio

Bouwfonds IM divests US$5 billion portfolio

🕔Mar 9, 2018

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.

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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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Morrison & Co selected to manage Utilities Trust of Australia

Morrison & Co selected to manage Utilities Trust of Australia

🕔Feb 27, 2018

The Board of Utilities of Australia Pty Limitedtrustee 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.

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Golding Capital announces record fundraising at year-end

Golding Capital announces record fundraising at year-end

🕔Feb 23, 2018

Golding Capital Partners (GCP)a private equity investor with 17 years experience, has announced the closings of several of its funds.

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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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HDR sells HDR | ICA Asset Management to DBi Services

HDR sells HDR | ICA Asset Management to DBi Services

🕔Feb 14, 2018

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.

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Turkey announces route for canal PPP

Turkey announces route for canal PPP

🕔Feb 1, 2018

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.

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Ghana launches PPP portal

Ghana launches PPP portal

🕔Jan 30, 2018

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.

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New bill to regulate existing concessions to be signed in Brazil

New bill to regulate existing concessions to be signed in Brazil

🕔Jan 22, 2018

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.

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Romanian government approves new PPP law

Romanian government approves new PPP law

🕔Dec 21, 2017

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.

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Allianz Group announces restructure of investment divisions

Allianz Group announces restructure of investment divisions

🕔Dec 20, 2017

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).

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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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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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