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  • IJGlobal League Tables – Q1 2021

    After an unprecedented year marked by the unforeseen unravelling of the Covid-19 pandemic, global infrastructure finance is off to a slow start in 2021

  • EIB deploys €3.4bn to accelerate renewables

    The European Investment Bank has made €3.4 billion available to help accelerate the shift towards renewable energy and sustainable transport in Europe

  • ROC ups bid for Vitalharvest yesterday, Macquarie tops it again today

    The battle for Vitalharvest drags on with Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets submitting its sixth revised bid today after ROC lodged its fifth late last night

  • Nord/LB appoints Jakeman as APAC managing director

    German bank Nord/LB has appointed Niels Jakeman as managing director to lead the structured finance team in Asia Pacific

  • AMP to list spinoff on ASX as Boe Pahari resigns

    AMP announced today the demerger of its capital markets business and the intention to list it on the ASX, terminating takeover negotiations with Ares Management

  • AG wraps £327m bond in UK health PPP refi

    Assured Guaranty has today wrapped £327 million bond issuance linked to the Queen Alexandra Hospital PFI Project in Portsmouth which reached financial close in 2005

  • Deloitte expands Flynn’s mandate

    Deloitte has added to Michael Flynn’s current mandate making him the new global infrastructure, transport and regional government leader, effective this month

  • Sommet Education buys Invictus Education stake

    Sommet Education is to acquire a majority stake in Invictus Education alongside historical shareholders of the latter – Invictus founder Mike Lambert and South African Bank Investec

  • Macquarie not backing down from Vitalharvest, tops ROC

    Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets has on Thursday increased its bid for Vitalharvest for the fourth time, showing few signs of down in the intense bidding war with rival ROC Partners

  • Herbert Smith Freehills promotes 23

    Global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills announced today the promotion of 23 new partners

  • Faegre Drinker hires P3 expert

    Juan Reyes has joined Faegre Drinker as a partner in the government and regulatory affairs practice group, based in New York

  • Asper acquires Dutch heating networks

    Asper IM’s Dutch district heating company acquired 2 district heating networks in March

  • InfraVia-backed CareChoice acquires retirement village

    InfraVia’s Irish CareChoice nursing home business has acquired Elm Hall Nursing Home and Retirement Village in Cellbridge, County Kildare in Ireland

  • Catella fund acquires student residence in Copenhagen

    Berlin-based Catella’s European Student Housing Fund II has acquired the Telegrafkollegiet student residence in Copenhagen for €45 million

  • Banks break out of Alabama prison deals

    Alabama’s plans for new turnkey build-to-suit men’s correctional facilities have hit a roadblock as 2 banks have pulled out of a municipal-bond sale following mounting pressure from social justice activists

  • Operis appoints head of North America

    Operis has appointed Carmen Wade as head of North America and lead advisory director for the region, effective 10 May

  • Abu Dhabi invites EoIs for schools and street lighting PPPs

    The ADIO has invited expressions of interest for 2 new social infrastructure PPPs – featuring 3 new schools and the second phase of the street lighting upgrade programme

  • Chilean ministry calls for bids for hospital PPP

    Chile’s Ministry of Public works has called for bids from private partners to develop a hospital PPP concession in La Serena, Coquimbo  

  • GSA manager wins PBSA management contract

    Uninest Student has been selected to manage the under-construction Melbourn Point purpose-built student accommodation in Cork, Ireland