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.
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.
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.
Abertis issues bonds from its French subsidiary for a total amount of €1,000Mn and keeps reducing its financial costs
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$586,78 million) maturing in March 2023 and 10 years €500 million maturing in November 2027.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) has shortlisted four teams for its fibre-optic infrastructure broadband network P3. The project will follow a design, build, finance, operate and maintain model.
The EQT Infrastructure III fund has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CIF Holding B.V. from Rabo Bouwfonds Communication Infrastructure Fund C.V.
Cubic Corporation, the US-based system integrator, has announced that its Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division was selected by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to design, build, operate and maintain a next-generation fare payment system under PPP scheme.
Infracapital, the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Investments, has successfully reached a final closing of its latest fund, Infracapital Greenfield Partners I LP, with total commitments of £1.25 billion (US$ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cellnex Telecom has closed the acquisition of Dutch telecoms infrastructure operator Alticom from Infracapital.
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.
A French consortium have reached financial close on France’s Grand Est broadband PPP, the country’s largest broadband project.
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.
-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.
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.
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.
Kier, the leading property, residential, construction and services group, has announced it has completed the acquisition of an infrastructure services provider McNicholas to strengthen its positions in the utilities and infrastructure services sectors.