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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

Technical adviser required for Georgia PPPs

The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia has requested that the EBRD provide technical assistance on developing PPPs

Preferred bidder nears for IJMond lock PPP

Following financial bid submission on 25 June 2015 for the €850 million IJMond lock PPP project in the Netherlands, bidders should be informed of the provisional preferred bidder next week

Strukton Rail acquires Dutch Railways unit

Strukton Rail has acquired the industrial sidings company NS Spooraansluitingen (NSS) from state-owned Dutch Railways (Nederlandse Spoorwegen)

Transurban Queensland prices first US private placement

Australian roads operator Transurban Queensland, previously known as Queensland Motorways, has issued around A$900 million in senior secured notes for its first ever US private placement. The notes will repay a number of outstanding debt obligations held by the concession holder.

Full details emerge for A63 road refinancing

The Atlandes consortium has reached financial close on 30 June 2015 for a €857 million refinancing of the A63 operational toll road between Salles (Gironde) and Saint Goeurs de Maremne (Landes)

WFW hires project finance partner in Paris

Watson Farley & Williams has hired Guillaume Ansaloni as project and structured finance partner in its Paris office

Guarantees amendment delays Marvele Port PPP

Lithuania’s Marvele Inland Cargo Port PPP tender will launch six months later than planned, as the authorities consider additional guarantees and improvements to the tender

FCC and Carso sign Americas JV

Spanish construction company FCC has entered into a 50:50 joint venture agreement with Carlos Slim's group Carso Infraestructuras Y Construcción for the development of projects across the Americas

Strabag and Sacyr to build Colombia's Autopista Mar 1

Colombia's national infrastructure agency (ANI) has selected a consortium led by Austrian company Strabag and Spanish firm Sacyr to build the Ps1.46 trillion ($560 million) Autopista Mar 1 highway project

Fitch downgrades several Brazilian construction companies

Fitch has downgraded the ratings of three Brazilian engineering and construction (E&C) companies, following a number of recent corruption scandals in the country involving contractors

EXCLUSIVE Banks line up for Peru's Cusco airport

A consortium comprising Corporación América and Peru-based Andino Investment Holding has picked four banks to participate in the financing of the new Chinchero international airport in Cusco, IJGlobal has learnt

Financial adviser emerges for Marseille Tunnel refinancing

Shareholders Vinci and Eiffage have appointed French consultancy and audit firm H3P for the refinancing of the Prado Sud Tunnel in France, as further financing details for the deal have been revealed to IJGlobal

Fiera Axium closes on Québec rail PPP

A Fiera Axium-led consortium has reached financial close on the C$215.49 million ($174.8 million) Pointe-Saint-Charles rail maintenance facility PPP in Montréal

Four invited to German A6 PPP dialogue

The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Baden-Württemberg has invited four consortia to submit a first offer in November for its A6 Riesloch/Rauenberg-Weinsberg PPP

Italy's Impresa Pizzarotti to invest in Moscow toll bridges

Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Italian construction firm Impresa Pizzarotti have agreed to jointly invest in building four motorway toll bridges over railway crossings in the Moscow region, Russia

Responses due next month for Limassol Port

Interested parties have until 17 July 2015 to submit their expressions of interest in the privatisation of Limassol Port in Cyprus

Denver mandates KPMG for airport redevelopment

The City of Denver's Department of Aviation has appointed KPMG as financial adviser for the Denver International Airport redevelopment project

Vietnam approves Long Thanh airport

Vietnam’s National Assembly has approved the development of the $16 billion Long Thanh International airport in Dong Nai province