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French broadband and Italian PV on BNP Paribas' radar

BNP Paribas Asset Management has lined up a French broadband and an Italian solar PV project for its maiden debt fund's next investment. Final close on the BNP Paribas Europe Infra Debt Fund is understood to be on target for after summer

No offers made for Greece's OTE shares

Greek privatisation fund Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund has completed the tender process for the sale of 5% of Greek telecom Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation's share capital – following the non-submission of offers by the deadline of 15 March

French lenders support Herault broadband PPP

A club of four French lenders have provided debt – in the form of a soft mini perm – for the country's Herault broadband PPP deal, it has emerged

First State to close second round above target

First State Investments is about to sign off the second round of fundraising on European Diversified Infrastructure Fund II at around €1.2 billion, above its original €900 million target

EIB to support energy, telecoms and transport projects

The EIB has approved €8 billion of financing for 34 projects across education, energy, telecoms, transport, urban development and business lending programmes

AMP Capital signs first US fibre optic deal

AMP Capital signed on 9 March an agreement to buy US-based fibre optic network provider Everstream Solutions from M/C Partners, JP Morgan Asset Management and Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners

AMP Capital makes UK and US promotions

AMP Capital has promoted London-based Roopa Murthy and US-based Spencer Ivey to principal, while Evan Nahnsen has been promoted to director in New York

Infracapital makes all-cash offer for UK's Gigaclear

M&G Prudential's infrastructure investment manager Infracapital on 9 March submitted a £270 million all-cash offer for UK broadband company Gigaclear

KKR loses EMEA infra director

Guido Mitrani has left his position as director of EMEA energy and infrastructure investments at KKR

Further bidders emerge as Ufinet nears first bid deadline

Infra funds, pension funds and telecoms companies are said to be bidding in Cinven’s sale of Spanish fibre network operator Ufinet

Rumours emerge on MIRA's Russian exit

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets is reportedly seeking to sell its position in the Macquarie Russia & CIS Infrastructure Fund

Rothschild promotes Kazmi to co-head transport and infra

Rothschild has promoted Ali Kazmi to the position of global co-head of transport and infrastructure. He will lead the division across M&A transactions, as well as debt finance deals

John Laing seeks shareholder capital

Greenfield investor John Laing has launched a rights issue to raise £210 million from shareholders as it targets a £250 million pipeline throughout 2018

Colony NorthStar and Digital Bridge raise capital for joi...

US-headquartered Colony NorthStar has announced that it reached first close at $1.4 billion on its fund in partnership with infrastructure firm Digital Bridge Holdings