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Preferred bidder for France's Grand Est broadband PPP

A preferred bidder has been chosen for France’s Grand Est broadband PPP, it has emerged

Aviva invests in TrueSpeed

Aviva Investors has invested £75 million ($97 million) in TrueSpeed, which will deliver a fibre-optic infrastructure network across the South West of England, it announced

Railpen commits equity to London broadband developer

Pensions investor RPMI Railpen has committed £10 million ($12.9 million) of equity to Community Fibre to support the growth of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks in London, UK

Interview: Siemens' Dr. Armin Bruck

CityFibre publishes prospectus for capital raise

UK-based fibre-optic company CityFibre Infrastructure Holdings issued a prospectus on 11 July 2017 for a capital raise of up to £200 million ($257 million), which will finance expansion of the company’s networks and an acquisition of wholesale communications services company Entanet

Affinity Equity Partners rivals KKR to buy Vocus Group

Australian-listed telecommunications company Vocus Group has received an indicative proposal from Affinity Equity Partners to buy 100% of its shares for A$2.2 billion ($1.68 billion) cash, matching a proposal last month from KKR

CDPQ supports Cogeco Communications US broadband acquisit...

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has provided $315 million of equity towards Cogeco Communications’ $1.4 billion acquisition of MetroCast, a US broadband cables company

Proposals sought for Pennsylvania's fiber-optic PPP

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has issued a request for qualifications seeking a private sector partner for the planned DBFM of a fibre optic infrastructure broadband network

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Bidder enraged ahead of France's Grand Est broadband PB

In fury over the expected appointment of a competing bidder for France’s Grand Est broadband project, SFR has threatened that if it is not chosen, it will build its own network alongside that of the likely preferred bidder, it has emerged

UPDATE: UK Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund launched

The UK government has announced the launch of the UK Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund which will seek to mobilise over £1 billion for the development of full fibre broadband, and kick-start broadband connections across the country

SMBC veteran Peter Blackman retires Friday

Peter Blackman, a stalwart of the SMBC project finance team, retires on Friday 30 June having spent a sterling 31 years at the bank, having started his career on the loan administration team back in July 1986

DIF core fund to buy InfraVia's ADTiM

The Dutch Infrastructure Fund and InfraVia have reached an agreement on the sale of a 55% stake in French fiber company ADTiM

Eastspring Investments commitment to IFC EM platform signed

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has signed an agreement with Prudential's Asian asset management arm Eastspring Investments to raise $500 million for its emerging market infrastructure platform, MCPP Infrastructure

UK capital for First State and Stonepeak funds

The Worcestershire County Council Pension Fund has put forward recommendations to invest £75 million into Stonepeak Infrastructure Fund III and First State Investments' European Diversified Infrastructure Fund II (EDIF II) respectively