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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

SunPower, LAP ink Santiago Metro PPAs

SunPower and Latin American Power (LAP) have signed 15-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the Santiago Metro to supply renewable energy

Slovak D4/R7 PPP reaches commercial close

A consortium comprising Cintra, Macquarie Capital and Porr has reached commercial close on the €1 billion ($1.12 billion) Slovak D4-R7 road, Macquarie confirmed on Tuesday

SACE considering Dubai investments

Italian export credit agency SACE is considering a number of new infrastructure investments in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The agency inaugurated its new Dubai office today (24 May 2016)

EXCLUSIVE Final bids in for Denver airport redevelopment

The City of Denver's Department of Aviation has received final bids from shortlisted bidders for the redevelopment project for a section of Denver International Airport, IJGlobal has learnt

Panama’s Tocumen airport bonds placed

Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen (AITSA) has placed a $575 million bond issuance due 2036 to support the continued expansion of the airport, including construction of a new south terminal

EXCLUSIVE Groups prepare final bids for Canadian ring road PPP

Three shortlisted groups are due to submit final proposals to Alberta's Ministry of Transportation for the south-west leg of the Calgary ring road PPP, IJGlobal has learnt

Freemantle Port privatisation bill introduced

The A$2 billion privatisation of the Freemantle Port in Western Australia has been introduced to the state legislature, even though the ruling Liberal Party’s coalition partners, the Nationals, are opposing the sale.

Bulgaria confirms launch of Sofia airport concession

Bulgaria’s transport minister Ivailo Moskovski told journalists that the ministry has approved the launch of a tender to operate the Sofia Airport under a 35-year concession

Northleaf, AMP close Chicago downtown parking acquisition

A joint venture of AMP Capital and Northleaf Capital Partners has reached financial close on a $370 million transaction to acquire the largest underground parking system in the US, the Chicago Downtown Public Parking System (Millennium Garages) from concessionaire LMG2

JLIF makes first US investment

John Laing Infrastructure Fund (JLIF) has agreed an acquisition of US service station concessionaire Project Service LLC, for an equity value of $105 million, marking its first investment in the US PPP market

Bids in for La Galarza-Amatitlanes Mexico highway PPP

Mexico's Ministry of Transport and Communications (SCT) has received five technical and economic proposals for the La Galarza-Amatitlanes highway PPP in the state of Puebla

Abertis and Brookfield close tender offer for Arteris shares

Partícipes de Brasil II, controlled by Abertis (51%) and Brookfield Brazil Motorways Holdings (49%), has closed the public tender offer for the shares owned by the company’s minority shareholders, announced on 15 April 2016

Saudi to privatise 11 airports

Saudi Arabia intends to privatise 11 airports by 2020. The country previously set out plans to privatise King Khalid, King Abdulaziz, and King Fahd airports by late 2017

Nile River Bus Ferry PPP RFQ

A request for qualifications (RFQ) for the Nile River Bus Ferry public private partnership (PPP) has been launched with bids due on 29 June 2016

EXCLUSIVE Dutch A1/A6 PPP refinancing nears close

Refinancing of the A1/A6 Diemen-Almere Havendreef highway PPP in the Netherlands is set to close by the end of this month, sources have confirmed