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EXCLUSIVE AQM Capital raises $450m for first equity fund

Aquamarine Investment Partners (AQM Capital), the New York-based fund management business, has raised a total of $450 million for its maiden equity fund, IJGlobal has learnt

Golding Capital Partners pre-marketing new infra fund

German fund of funds manager Golding Capital Partners (GCP) has closed its Golding Infrastructure SICAV VII fund, at €590 million ($657 million), and is in pre-marketing for the next infrastructure fund with a €300 million target

UPDATED: Severn Trent divests water purification business

London-listed water utility Severn Trent has entered a binding agreement to sell its water purification business to Milan-based Industrie de Nora, with the transaction valuing the enterprise at £61.9 million ($99 million)

Deadline looms for Thames Tideway Tunnel final bids

As the final bids are due Friday next week (15 May 2015) for the financier of the UK’s super sewer Thames Tideway Tunnel, one of the consortia has engaged another equity partner

Abengoa wins water contracts in Colombia

Abengoa has won contracts for the design, supply, construction, assembly and commissioning of two water treatment facilities in Colombia

Thames Water holdco amends bonds ahead of refinancing

Thames Water (Kemble) Finance (KWF), the holding company for the UK water utility, is in a consent solicitation process for existing notes, ahead of an upcoming refinancing of junior holdco debt

UK's Kier expands with acquisition of Mouchel

UK-listed services and construction company Kier has entered a conditional agreement to acquire for £265 million ($405 million) cash the entire share capital of MRBL (Mouchel), the leading repair and maintenance provide for the UK strategic road network

3i core infrastructure senior partner resigns

Neil King has resigned from his position at 3i Infrastructure, where he was one of six partner in its infrastructure equity investment practice

OPIC launches call for investment funds proposals

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), an US development finance institution, has launched its 2015 global engagement call for proposals from fund managers seeking financing for private equity investment funds

EPM acquires Antofagasta water division

Colombian multi-utility Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) has acquired Antofagasta's water division ADASA for a total cash consideration of Ps 596 billion ($960m) before taxes and transaction costs

Nordic Investment Bank prices largest Swedish krona green bond

The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has priced a five-year SKr 1 billion ($116 million) NIB Environmental Bond (NEB), the third and largest issuance by the NIB for a Swedish krona denominated green bond to date

Severn Trent hires National Grid director

UK water utility Severn Trent has announced that Emma Fitzgerald will join the utility as managing director of wholesale operations from 1 July 2015

P3 Canada Fund to launch next round of applications

PPP Canada will launch a seventh call for proposals for prospective project financings under its second C$1.2 billion ($961 million) P3 Canada Fund on Monday, 13 April

Interim bids submitted for Thames Tideway Tunnel

The second-round interim bid submissions took place today (8 April 2015) for the financing of the £4.2 billion (£6.3 billion)Thames Tideway Tunnel super sewer in London

Technical bids in for Egypt's Abu Rawash

The two bidders vying for the Abu Rawash wastewater project in Egypt are due to submit technical bids to the government today, IJGlobal understands

Rwanda signs bulk water PPP with Metito

Water management company Metito has signed a contract with the government of Rwanda to develop a new bulk water supply plant in Kigali

List of 12 for Oman’s Barka/Sohar IWP

Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has published a list of 12 prequalified bidders for the construction of the Barka and Sohar independent water plants (IWP)

Corvias Group makes senior appointments

US-based developer Corvias Group has promoted John DiBari, who has been with the company since 2006, to the role of senior vice-president for finance