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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

Trafigura draws down on Magdalena river vessels debt

Impala Terminals, a Trafigura subsidiary, has made first draw on a $350 million asset-backed term loan to refinance the purchase of vessels that will belong to a major logistics project along the Magdalena river in Colombia

ACP places bonds for new bridge over Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has placed a $450 million Rule 144A/Regulation S offering to finance in part the construction of a new bridge crossing the Panama Canal on its Atlantic Ocean end

China wins Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail

The Indonesian government has awarded China the $5 billion contract to develop the high-speed rail line linking Jakarta and the city of Bandung in West Java

BAM PPP appoints managing director

Royal BAM Group has appointed Kieron Meade as managing director of BAM PPP, starting today (1 October 2015)

EXCLUSIVE Egypt to launch five new PPP projects

Egyptian government entities will launch five public private partnership (PPP) tenders in the coming months, IJGlobal has learnt.

Proinversion to award Tren Macho in 2016

Peru’s private investment promotion agency ProInversión intends to award a 30-year concession to develop the Huancayo–Huancavelica train PPP, known as the "Tren Macho" in the first half of 2016

EXCLUSIVE Final bids in for Georgia's I-285/SR 400 interchange

The four shortlisted developer groups for Georgia Department of Transportation's (GDOT) I-285/SR 400 interchange rebuild project in Atlanta submitted final bids on 29 September 2015

Paraguay issues RFP for Ruta 2,7

Paraguay’s Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC) has issued a request for proposals for a road widening project on highway routes 2 and 7

EXCLUSIVE DIF raises hard cap at fourth fund final close

DIF Infrastructure IV has reached its final close with a total of €1.15 billion ($1.3 billion), exceeding the initial hard cap of €1.1 billion

Final bids submitted for Germany's A94

The two finalists for the A94 road PPP in Germany submitted their final bids on Friday (25 September 2015)

Macquarie exits Indiana's street redevelopment PPP bidding

Macquarie has withdrawn from the State Street Mobility Alliance group, one of the three groups, bidding for West Lafayette's availability-based State Street Redevelopment PPP in Indiana

EXCLUSIVE Kuwait to launch RFP for advisers

The Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) is due to launch a request for proposals to find a legal advisor to aid with its public-private partnerships program, sources have told IJGlobal

GAP refinances bridge for DCA acquisition

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) signed two loan agreements on Thursday (24 September 2015) which will refinance an April bridge loan obtained for the acquisition of Desarrollo de Concesiones Aeroportuarias (DCA). DCA holds interests in airport assets in Jamaica and Chile

WestConnex chairman departs

Tony Shepherd has resigned from his position as chairman of WestConnex, Australia’s largest road project

Advisers selected for Rosslare Europort concession

Iarnród Éireann, port authority for Rosslare Europort in Ireland, has selected a Rebel-led consortium to act as advisers for the tender of a concession to operate the port

Syndication launched for Asciano acquisition financing

The five banks underwriting the A$1.9 billion financing for Brookfield’s acquisition of Australian rail and port operator Asciano have started syndicating the debt

Portugal awards Lisbon Metro and Carris concessions

The Portuguese Ministry of Finance has awarded the concession to operate Lisbon Metro and Carris, the city’s bus service, to Spanish transport operator Avanza Group