Latest Social & Defence News

  • EXCLUSIVE Big 4 legend – Nick Prior – to stand down

    One of the leading lights of the Big 4 infrastructure community – Nick Prior – is standing down from his position as global head of infrastructure and capital projects at Deloitte

  • John Laing, Macquarie in retirement venture

    The John Laing Group has joined forces with Macquarie to create a UK-based platform to invest in retirement accommodation with an initial £200 million investment.

  • ROC ups bid again, MIRA on notice

    Private equity firm ROC upped its bid to acquire agricultural land holder Vitalharvest for the second time last night just hours after Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets matched its previous bid.

  • Franklin Templeton adds senior home to fund

    Franklin Real Asset Advisors has bought a nursing home located in Las Rozas, Madrid, on behalf of Franklin Templeton’s Social Infrastructure fund

  • Details emerge on Balfour Beatty’s university PPP

    Balfour Beatty last week emerged as the preferred bidder on the project to expand Royal Holloway University’s student village in Rusham Park in Egham, Surrey – bypassing 2 other contenders

  • Next stage for Ontario correctional complex P3

    Infrastructure Ontario has prequalified 2 teams and issued an RFP for a contract to DBFM the new Thunder Bay Correctional Complex

  • Jonathan Howie snares VGI Partners CEO role

    Former BlackRock managing director Jonathan Howie has on Wednesday been announced as the chief executive of Australia based fund manager VGI Partners following a comprehensive selection process

  • Al Gihaz acquires Enshore Subsea

    Saudi infra investment company Al Gihaz Holding has completed the acquisition of British subsea services company Enshore Subsea as part of a new joint venture

  • MIRA back in as Vitalharvest bidding war intensifies

    The bidding war to acquire agricultural land holder Vitalharvest has once again come to a head with Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) invoking matching rights, putting a hold on ROC’s binding bid

  • Kenya issues RFQ for army housing PPP

    Kenya’s MoD has issued the RFQ documents for the first phase of a housing PPP project to provide residences for Kenya Defence Forces personnel

  • Engie signs public lighting in Brazil

    Engie has signed the contract for the public lighting concession of the Brazilian municipality of Petrolina in the Pernambuco state

  • Eight Advisory launches Hamburg infrastructure practice

    Consulting firm Eight Advisory has hired infrastructure specialist Thomas Gummert to run a new office in Hamburg

  • Asper makes first hire in the Netherlands

    Asper has appointed Dirk Hovers as a director – the London-based firm’s first hire in the Netherlands

  • Suez agrees to sell Oz business amid Veolia takeover threat

    French waste management giant Suez has agreed to sell its Australian recycling business to Melbourne-based Cleanaway for A$2.52 billion while it tries to dodge takeover by industry rival Veolia

  • Squire Patton Boggs expands in Oz with new hire

    American headquartered law firm Squire Patton Boggs has added to its Australian practice with the appointment of M&A veteran Michael Gajic