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Banks selected for Passante di Mestre bond financing

State-owned highways manager ANAS has selected one of two competing groups of banks to arrange the €800 million ($1.1 billion) bond financing for the Passante di Mestre toll road in Italy's Veneto region

Georgia DOT shortlists four on I-285/SR 400 DBF

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has shortlisted four groups of bidders on the estimated $1.06 billion I-285/SR 400 Interchange reconstruction design-build-finance PPP

EBRD considers Astana airport loan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is considering lending $92 million to finance the rehabilitation of the runway, taxiways and apron at Astana International Airport

Dubai’s RTA proposes Union Oasis station PPP

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority plans to launch a tender in May 2015 for the commercial development of the emirate’s Union Oasis station

UPDATE: Hermes and La Caisse to buy UK's Eurostar stake

Canada's Caisse des dépôt et placement du Québec and UK fund Hermes Infrastructure have agreed to acquire the UK government's 40% shareholding in Eurostar International for £585.1 million

May deadline for new RFP on Philippines' Calax PPP

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has set a deadline of 19 May 2015 for the receipt of proposals for the Philippines' Ps35 billion ($793 million) Cavite-Laguna Expressway (Calax) PPP

3i pulls out of Eurostar bidding

3i did not submit an offer early last week to acquire a 40% shareholding in Eurostar the high-speed cross channel train company, IJGlobal can exclusively reveal

EOIs in for Melbourne port

The Australian state of Victoria has received expressions of interest (EOIs) in the privatisation of the port of Melbourne

EXCLUSIVE Novaport wins Russian airport development project

With an unexpectedly large bid of Rb 1.5 billion ($24 million) Novaport has emerged as the successful bidder for the Perm Airport redevelopment project and will acquire 75% of the operating company in instalments

Japan's Hitachi opens up European rolling stock market

This week Hitachi’s agreement to purchase Italian Finmeccanica’s rolling stock builder and rail signalling company marks the entrance of a fourth major player in to an already saturated and margin-squeezed European market

IFC mulls Brazilian infra fund investment

GP Investimentos has approached the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for an equity contribution of up to $50 million in a 12-year closed-end private equity fund