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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

EXCLUSIVE Meridiam considering MENA investment

Paris-based infrastructure investor Meridiam is considering a push into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) with its future funds, founding partner and CEO Thierry Déau told IJGlobal

EQT acquires Mongstad oil & gas port in Norway

The Sweden-based EQT Infrastructure II Fund has acquired Mongstad Supply Base, a port serving the offshore oil & gas industry, from Norwegian business and philanthropist siblings Trond Mohn and Marit Mohn

Ardian opens office in Madrid

French private investment company Ardian has opened a new office in Madrid, Spain, its 11th office worldwide

ADB & SMI sign MoU for Indonesian PPPs

The Asian Development Bank and state-owned infrastructure bank SMI have signed a memorandum of understanding to co-advise on PPPs in Indonesia

Virginia issues draft RFQ for Interstate 66 widening

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has issued a draft request for qualifications (RFQ) for the $2.1 billion Interstate 66 expansion project

Texas shortlists five for SH 249 extension

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has shortlisted five groups for the estimated $410 million State Highway 249 extension project

EXCLUSIVE Bank lenders emerge for IJMond sea lock

Several bank lenders on the €850 million ($968 million) IJMond sea lock PPP in the Netherlands have emerged

JLIF signs new revolving credit facility

UK-listed infrastructure fund John Laing Infrastructure Fund (JLIF) has signed a new five-year £180 million ($283 million) multi-currency revolving credit facility with four lenders

AMP and ICG awarded Port Hedland airport lease

AMP Capital and Infrastructure Capital Group have been awarded the 50-year lease of Port Hedland International Airport for A$205 million

ADOT issues RFI for electronic screening system PPP

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has issued a request for information (RFI) for an electronic screening system for trucks to be deployed at the six major ports of entry

EXCLUSIVE DIF's fourth fund nears final close

Netherlands-based fund manager DIF is nearing final close on its €1 billion ($1.15 billion) DIF Infrastructure IV fund, IJGlobal has learnt

PennDOT seeks legal advisers

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is seeking legal advisers to assist in the evaluation and negotiation of PPP projects

EXCLUSIVE Mexico City airport nears financial close

The Mexican government is expected to close a $3 billion revolving credit facility by mid-September 2015 to support the construction and development of Mexico City's new international airport, IJGlobal has learnt

Australia’s Toowoomba Bypass signs

Nexus, the consortium developing the roughly A$1.6 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing PPP, has today reached contractual close on the project

EIB looks to lend on Slovakia's D4/R7

The European Investment Bank has begun appraising a €500 million ($560 million) loan toward financing the Slovak Republic’s greenfield highways project – the D4/R7