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MegaProject 1210: Covage signs US$490 million broadband PPP in France

MegaProject 1210: Covage signs US$490 million broadband PPP in France

🕔Feb 22, 2018

The infrastructure operator Covage has signed a PPP contract with the Department of Hérault for the deployment and commercialisation of a fibre-optic network in the areas of the department, located in the Occitanie region in the south of France, not covered by private broadband operators.

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MegaProject 1099: San Francisco launches RFQ for US$1.9 billion broadband PPP

MegaProject 1099: San Francisco launches RFQ for US$1.9 billion broadband PPP

🕔Feb 7, 2018

The Department of Technology of the City and County of San Francisco​ has issued a Request for Qualifications for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of a citywide high-speed internet network. The city is located in northern California, on the east coast of the USA. The total investment for the project is estimated to be US$1.9 billion.

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Preferred bidders selected for two telecom PPPs in Peru

Preferred bidders selected for two telecom PPPs in Peru

🕔Jan 3, 2018

ProInversión, the private investment promotion agency of Peru, has announced it has awarded the Broadband Installation for Comprehensive Connectivity and Social Development projects. This is a collection of projects located in the regions of Amazonas, Ica, Lima, Junín, Puno, Moquegua, and Tacna, which will directly benefit 950,000 Peruvians in 1,432 towns and cities.

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MEIF5 invests in Polish fibre company INEA

MEIF5 invests in Polish fibre company INEA

🕔Dec 13, 2017

Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 (MEIF5), which is managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), has agreed to acquire a majority stake in INEA, the leading telecommunications and fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network operator in Western Poland.

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Abertis issues bonds from its French subsidiary for a total amount of €1,000Mn and keeps reducing its financial costs

Abertis issues bonds from its French subsidiary for a total amount of €1,000Mn and keeps reducing its financial costs

🕔Nov 24, 2017

Abertis has closed a new liability management deal with two new bond issuances of its subsidiary in France, HIT, amounting to a total of €1,000 million (US$117,35 million). The new issuances have a maturity of 5 years; €500 million (US$586,78 million) maturing in March 2023 and 10 years €500 million maturing in November 2027.

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Pennsylvania shortlists for fiber-optic PPP

Pennsylvania shortlists for fiber-optic PPP

🕔Nov 24, 2017

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) has shortlisted four teams for its fibre-optic infrastructure broadband network P3. The project will follow a design, build, finance, operate and maintain model.

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EQT Infrastructure buys CAIW

EQT Infrastructure buys CAIW

🕔Nov 22, 2017

The EQT Infrastructure III fund has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CIF Holding B.V. from Rabo Bouwfonds Communication Infrastructure Fund C.V.

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MegaProject 1054: Cubic awarded Boston Next-Generation Fare Payment PPP project

MegaProject 1054: Cubic awarded Boston Next-Generation Fare Payment PPP project

🕔Nov 22, 2017

Cubic Corporation, the US-based system integrator, has announced that its Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division was selected by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to design, build, operate and maintain a next-generation fare payment system under PPP scheme.

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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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Stonepeak Infrastructure invests in European fibre infrastructure

Stonepeak Infrastructure invests in European fibre infrastructure

🕔Nov 10, 2017

euNetworks and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners have announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement, through which Stonepeak will acquire a majority interest in the company. 

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Chile awards most of Fibra Austral project

Chile awards most of Fibra Austral project

🕔Oct 24, 2017

Chile's Undersecretariat of Telecommunications (SUBTEL) has awarded CTR, in association with Huawei Marine, the contract for the submarine part and one of three terrestrial stretches of the much anticipated Fibra Austral, a fiber optic project to connect the far south of the country.

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AMP Capital adds telecommunications asset to infrastructure debt portfolio

AMP Capital adds telecommunications asset to infrastructure debt portfolio

🕔Oct 4, 2017

AMP Capital’s Infrastructure Debt team has closed a US$200 million mezzanine debt investment with Vertical Bridge, the largest private owner of telecommunications tower infrastructure in the US.

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Proinversion launches broadband PPP

Proinversion launches broadband PPP

🕔Sep 25, 2017

Peru's private investment promotion agency Proinversión has launched a tender process for the installation and management of broadband services across the Amazonas, Ica and Lima regions.

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Cellnex Telecom acquires telecoms infrastructure operator Alticom

Cellnex Telecom acquires telecoms infrastructure operator Alticom

🕔Sep 5, 2017

Cellnex Telecom has closed the acquisition of Dutch telecoms infrastructure operator Alticom from Infracapital

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MegaProject 1002: NZ pushes ahead with its US$28.6 billion PPP plan

MegaProject 1002: NZ pushes ahead with its US$28.6 billion PPP plan

🕔Sep 4, 2017

The Government of New Zealand will continue pushing ahead with its  NZD40 billion (US$28.6 billion) infrastructure plans by creating a new National Infrastructure Commission to lead more public-private partnership (PPP) projects and get faster access to new schools, hospitals and roading.

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MegaProject 998: France's Grand Est broadband PPP reaches financial close

MegaProject 998: France's Grand Est broadband PPP reaches financial close

🕔Aug 29, 2017

A French consortium have reached financial close on France’s Grand Est broadband PPP, the country’s largest broadband project.

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EQT acquires majority stake in broadband company

EQT acquires majority stake in broadband company

🕔Aug 11, 2017

The EQT Infrastructure III fund has signed a definitive agreement to invest in a majority stake of Spirit Communications from its founding partners who will retain a significant ownership interest in the company. 

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I Squared Capital to acquire Hutchison Global Communications

I Squared Capital to acquire Hutchison Global Communications

🕔Aug 1, 2017

-I Squared Capital, an independent global infrastructure investment manager, has signed an agreement, through its ISQ Global Infrastructure Fund II, to acquire a 100 percent interest in Hutchison Global Communications Investment Holding Limited (HGC) from Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (HTHKH) for approximately HKD14.5 billion. The transaction is expected to close by October 2017.

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Irish Infrastructure Fund to acquire majority stake in Ireland’s largest wholesale-only carrier

Irish Infrastructure Fund to acquire majority stake in Ireland’s largest wholesale-only carrier

🕔Jul 27, 2017

The Irish Infrastructure Fund (IIF), managed by Irish Life Investment Managers and AMP Capital, has entered into an agreement to acquire a 78 per cent stake in Ireland’s largest wholesale-only carrier, enet.

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EIB approves €12.4 billion for transport, telecoms and energy

EIB approves €12.4 billion for transport, telecoms and energy

🕔Jul 24, 2017

The board of the European Investment Bank has approved new financing totalling €12.4 billion (US$14.5 billion) for the support of rail, road, air and maritime transport investment around the world and backing for new renewable energy and security of energy supply schemes. New PPP financing for tram, motorway and internet investment was also agreed.

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