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UPDATE: CAF, Ashmore close on peso-denominated debt fund

Latin American development bank Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) and UK-based fund manager Ashmore have raised Ps1.4 trillion ($450 million) on first close of the region's debut debt fund to focus exclusively on infrastructure

MIDIS hires new managing director

Agnes Mazurek has joined Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions (MIDIS) in London as managing director

Two tenders launch for Thames Tideway Tunnel

The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched a tender for a technical adviser on the Thames Tideway Tunnel, and in addition the licensed finance provider Bazalgette Tunnel has launched tender for a framework agreement covering commercial support services

Capstone Infrastructure 'considering sale'

Capstone Infrastructure has confirmed that a corporate review is underway which, according to reports, could lead to a sale of the diversified energy holding company

San Miguel, Korea Water tipped for water PPP

San Miguel and Korea Water Resources Corporation are expected to be awarded the Ps34.4 billion ($518 million) Bulacan Bulk Water Supply PPP concession in the Philippines having submitted the lowest offer

EXCLUSIVE Oman appoints advisers for PPP framework

Oman has mandated a consortium of international advisers to aid it in setting up a public private partnership (PPP) central unit, developing a regulatory framework and potentially advising on pilot projects, IJGlobal can reveal

RfP launched for Kuwait’s Umm Al Hayman

The Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) has launched the request for proposals (RfP) for the Umm Al Hayman waste water treatment plant

INPP capital raise oversubscribed

London-listed fund International Public Partnerships (INPP) has raised £180 million ($193 million) of capital, exceeding a £150 million target

Mexico’s Ainda plots CKD launch

Mexican firm Ainda Consultores is planning to issue up to Ps6 billion ($359 million) through a public offering of structured equity securities, known locally as CKDs, for an energy and infrastructure fund

IUK and Major Projects Authority merge

The UK government has today (11 November 2015) announced that Infrastructure UK (IUK) and the Major Projects Authority (MPA) will merge to create the Infrastructure and Projects Authority

Moody’s downgrades Mexico’s ICA

Moody’s has downgraded Mexico’s largest construction corporate group, Empresas ICA, from B2 to B3, with a negative outlook

EXCLUSIVE Assured Guaranty launches new product

Assured Guaranty is marketing a new insurance product, which offers long-term liquidity facilities as large as £100 million ($151 million) for large infrastructure projects and utilities in the UK.

3i Infrastructure appoints chairman

3i Infrastructure has appointed Richard Laing as it new chairman. He joins from CDC Group, an emerging markets private equity and infrastructure investor owned by the UK government

Winner confirmed for City of Saint John water treatment PPP

The City of Saint John in the Canadian province of New Brunswick has identified the Port City Water Partners consortium as preferred bidder for its water treatment PPP project, IJGlobal can confirm

Arqaam exits Sembcorp’s Salalah IWPP

Arqaam Capital has sold its stake in Sembcorp’s 445MW Salalah independent water and power producer (IWPP) in Oman to the Diwan of Royal Court Pension Fund, Sultanate of Oman

IDB approves first Brazilian Real loan to water company

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved its first ever Brazilian Real-denominated loan to Aegea Saneamento e Participações to support its investments in the water and sanitation sector

Sweden's infrastructure commission recommends new projects

An independent infrastructure commission in Sweden has recommended to government that several new projects could be funded using alternative financing methods, in a newly published report

Free UK Infrastructure Commission members announced at launch

The launch of the new UK Infrastructure Commission, chaired by Lord Adonis, takes place today (30 October 2015) in York, with the members of the commission now identified

EXCLUSIVE EBRD sets date for Egypt desalination adviser award

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has set a provisional date for the selection of advisers on Egypt’s recently announced trio of desalination plants, two sources told IJGlobal

Mexico’s ICA targeting first Fibra E

Mexico's largest construction firm ICA is aiming to launch the country's first Fibra E, a trust which can be used to monetise mature infrastructure assets

Two bids for Philippines’ New Centennial Water PPP

The Metropolitan Works and Sewerage System has received prequalification documents from two parties for the Ps18.7 billion New Centennial Water PPP in the Philippines