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Thames Water holdco closes refinancing

UK water utility Thames Water has reached financial close on a £450 million ($702 million) refinancing of debt at the junior holding company (holdco) level

F2i reaches final close on second fund

Italian asset manager Fondi italiani per le infrastrutture (F2i) has reached final close for its second fund at approximately €1.24 billion ($1.4 billion), which exceeds the fund's initial target of €1.2 billion

EU to recruit committee members for Juncker Plan

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Commission are recruiting to form the investment committee for the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI)

Intesa Sanpaolo hires projects portfolio disposal head

Luca Longo has joined Intesa Sanpaolo in Italy, in charge of the divestment of the public and project financing portfolio held by the Group, for deleveraging purposes

MIDIS buys Yorkshire Water notes

Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions (MIDIS) has bought £50 million ($76.8 million) of Yorkshire Water Services’ inflation-linked notes

Revised bids in for Thames Tideway Tunnel

Bidders for the Thames Tideway Tunnel super sewer project in London submitted revised bids last week, sources have told IJGlobal

SMBC appoints new LatAm project finance head

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) has appointed Luis Fernando Perdigon, the bank's chief representative in Colombia, as head of project finance for Latin America

Philippines invites bids for Kaliwa dam PPP

Granting authority Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) is inviting firms to apply to pre-qualify for the New Centennial Water Source Kaliwa dam PPP project (NCWS-KDP) near Manilla in the Philippines

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 Orascom lowest bidder on Egypt’s Abu Rawash wastewater

A consortium led by local company Orascom Construction Industries has entered a significantly lower bid for than the only other bidder for the Abu Rawash wastewater PPP in Egypt, according to sources close to the tender

Deloitte wins advisory for British Columbian wastewater

The Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District has named Deloitte as financial adviser for the C$700 million ($567.5 million) Lions Gate secondary wastewater treatment project in British Columbia

EXCLUSIVE Petition rejected for Abu Rawash wastewater tender

A Egyptian government committee has turned down a petition from an Orascom Construction-led consortium against the technical bid submitted by its rival for the Abu Rawash wastewater project

ProInversión picks supervisers for Chavimochic III irrigation

Peru’s private investment promotion agency ProInversión has picked the CESEL-Tractebel consortium to supervise the development of the third phase of the Chavimochic irrigation project in Peru

Sweco announces merger with Grontmij

wedish engineering firm Sweco and Amsterdam-listed Grontmij have today (1 June 2015) announced a conditional agreement for Sweco to acquire all ordinary shares in Grontmij