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Ardian opens office in Madrid

French private investment company Ardian has opened a new office in Madrid, Spain, its 11th office worldwide

ADB & SMI sign MoU for Indonesian PPPs

The Asian Development Bank and state-owned infrastructure bank SMI have signed a memorandum of understanding to co-advise on PPPs in Indonesia

EXCLUSIVE DIF's fourth fund nears final close

Netherlands-based fund manager DIF is nearing final close on its €1 billion ($1.15 billion) DIF Infrastructure IV fund, IJGlobal has learnt

EXCLUSIVE Pricing revealed for Thames Tideway Tunnel revolver

The Bazalgette consortium has achieved Ofwat license award, establishing a regulated utility to finance the construction of the Thames Tideway Tunnel 25km sewer under London

Seven prequalified for Al-Khairan IWPP in Kuwait

Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) has prequalified seven bidding groups for the 1,800MW Al-Khairan independent water and power producer (IWPP) project

Bids submitted for Oman IWPs

The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has received seven bids for the Barka and Sohar independent water projects (IWPs)

FCC announces new CEO

Spanish environment, infrastructure and water group FCC has appointed Carlos Jarque as chief executive officer, joining from Latin America’s largest telecoms private company América Móvil

EXCLUSIVE Singapore’s Changi NEWater 2 to refinance

Beijing Enterprises Water Group has appointed KPMG to advise on refinancing of the second Changi NEWater project in Singapore

McCoole to leave Standard Chartered

Project finance veteran Conor McCoole is due to leave his role as co-head of project & export finance at Standard Chartered in Singapore, IJGlobal understands

Natixis promotes Delay to global head

Natixis has promoted Olivier Delay to global head of aviation, export and infrastructure finance, moving from his former role as managing director of infrastructure and projects in the Americas

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