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Afreximbank signs $50m MoU to support Senegalese infra

Afreximbank has signed with Senegal’s sovereign wealth fund FONSIS an MoU to foster infra development in the West African state

I Squared closes Mexican data centre deal

I Squared has completed its acquisition of KIO Networks, Mexico’s largest operator of data centres

Papua New Guinea attempts SOE reforms

Papua New Guinea achieved a milestone in its reform of state-owned enterprises by publishing an amended law in the National Gazette

Ecuador taps lead for new PPP office

Roberto Salas Guzmán has been appointed to lead the Ecuadorean government’s new PPP office

Asterion completes Retelit acquisition

Investment manager Asterion Industrial Partners, an independent firm focused on European infrastructure in the mid-market, has completed the acquisition of 100% of Retelit

UBS CFO steps down

The chief financial officer of UBS, Kirt Gardner, has today announced his intention to step down from the role “to pursue other opportunities” and will be leaving the bank next May

Bridge to build 100MW data centre in Malaysia

Bridge Data Centres is to develop a greenfield data centre in Malaysia which is being dubbed the largest of its kind in Malaysia

Prominent appointments at Morrison & Co

New Zealand headquartered infrastructure investor Morrison & Co has appointed Peter Coman and Geoff Hutchinson as co-heads of Australia and New Zealand

UPDATE: Macquarie closes Philippines telco investment

Macquarie Capital is facilitating the development of the Philippines’ telecommunications infrastructure market to enhance connectivity and mobility for local mobile users by completing its investment in one of the fastest-growing independent tower companies in the archipelago

Fourth fund vintage nears first close

A European fund manager is close to holding first close on the fourth vintage of its flagship infrastructure vehicle

OMERS Infra moves up Hall

Canadian investor and asset manager OMERS Infrastructure has promoted Alastair Hall to senior managing director overseeing the firm’s European transactions

Manulife holds $4.65bn final close

Manulife Investment Management has held a final closing on the Manulife Infrastructure Fund II, a $4.65 billion private fund with committed capital from 29 limited partners and Manulife’s general account

Reliance quashes BT rumour

Reliance Industries denied a media report that the Indian conglomerate was considering a bid for UK telco BT Group

Allianz's €1bn investment in Austrian fibre

Allianz Capital Partners, on behalf of Allianz Insurance companies and the Allianz European Infrastructure Fund, has entered into an agreement with Oesterreichische Glasfaser-Infrastrukturgesellschaft for the financing of the roll-out of fibre-to-the-home in Austria

Asterion takes stake in UK fibre developer

Asterion Industrial Partners – the investment management firm focused on mid-market European infrastructure – has formed a partnership with MS3, a provider of full fibre services to homes and businesses