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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

German ROSCO Alpha Trains closes refinancing

Germany-based rolling stock operating company (ROSCO) Alpha Trains has reached financial close on a roughly €1.5 billion refinancing on Thursday (26 March 2015)

Brazil confirms more airport privatisations

The Brazilian government intends to privatise up to nine more airports which are currently operated by Brazil's state-run airport operator Infraero

Colorado seeks private developer for I-70 East

The Colorado Department of transportation released today (25 March 2015) a request for qualification seeking a private sector partner for its proposed Interstate 70 East extension PPP project

EXCLUSIVE Moto closes on bank and bond refinancing

The £620 million ($922 million) refinancing of motorway services areas operator Moto came to financial close yesterday afternoon (24 March 2015) with the signing of senior bank debt and the settlement of high yield bonds

May RFQ for Virginia's Thimble Shoal tunnel project

Virginia's Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District plans to issue a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the design-build Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel project in May

Lekki Port signing unlikely before 2016

Tolaram Group is unlikely to sign the financing for the $1.7 billion Lekki Port project in Nigeria until 2016

Shortlist for Canberra Light Rail PPP

The Capital Metro Agency has shortlisted two consortia for the roughly A$600 million ($470 million) Capital Metro light rail project in Canberra, Australia

CDOT nears RFQ on I-70 East extension PPP

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be issuing a request for qualification (RFQ) for its Interstate 70 East extension PPP project shortly

April launch for Limassol Port privatisation

Cyprus’ Minister for Communications and Works Marios Demetriades has said that the call for expressions of interest should launch by the end of April for the privatisation of operations at Limassol Port

New route, but tolling unlikely, for US-460

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is looking for feedback about a proposed route change to the stalled US 460 toll road upgrade

Dragados, ACS, InfraRed launch bonds for Portsmouth Bypass PPP

The Portsmouth Gateway Group consortium has launched $231 million in private activity bonds (PABs) to finance a portion of the estimated $429 million construction costs for the Portsmouth Bypass PPP

Gebze-Izmir toll road pricing details emerge

Sponsor group Otoyol Yatirim ve Isletme is targeting a May/June financial close for the Turkish Gebze-Izmir toll road’s $5 billion financing package

MIGA provides Colombia financing guarantee to KfW

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) is providing a guarantee of $95 million to KfW for their long-term financing to Colombia's Financiera de Desarrollo Territorial (Findeter)

Bids in for Toowoomba Bypass PPP

The three shortlisted consortia have submitted proposals for the A$1.6 billion ($1.3 billion) Toowoomba Second Range Crossing PPP

Hong Kong’s third runway approved

The Hong Kong SAR government has formally approved the construction and financing of the $18 billion proposed third runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)

Ecorodovias wins Rio-Niterói bridge PPP

Brazil’s National Ground Agency (ANTT) has named Ecorodovias Infraestrutura e Logística preferred bidder in the tender for the BR-101 Rio-Niterói bridge PPP