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A1 syndication close

28 11 2008

Syndication of the debt and equity facilities backing the Eu650 million ($828 million) 30-year A1 Hamburg-Bremen toll road concession has closed with five banks (believed to include Deka Bank and Commerzbank) joining the mandated lead arrangers Unicredit/HVB, Caja Madrid and DZ Bank in the lender line-up. Sponsored by A1 Mobil Consortium  - comprising Bilfinger Berger (42.5%), John Laing (42.5%) and Johann Bunte (15%) - the project is Germany's biggest PPP to date and the largest A-Model awarded. The A1 is a main artery in the Northern European traffic system, stretching more than 70 km and connecting France and Benelux to Northern and Eastern Europe and linking to the German ports of Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Bremen,...