Latest Water News

Top Story

EXCLUSIVE Indonesia grants VGF for Bandar Lampung PPP

Indonesia’s Public Works Ministry has finally granted viability gap funding for the INR3.7 trillion Bandar Lampung PPP in Indonesia

China unveils ambitious PPP plans

The National Development and Reform Commission, China’s state planning agency, has announced more than 1,000 projects totaling CNY1.97 trillion to be procured as PPPs

US private equity firm invests in CH2M Hill

Apollo Global Management has signed an agreement today (28 June 2015) to invest $300 million in the equity of CH2M Hill, the UK headquartered consulting, design and programme management firm

EXCLUSIVE Complaint delays Abu Rawash wastewater mandate

Egypt’s PPP Central Unit has delayed the opening of financial bids for the Abu Rawash wastewater project in Egypt following a complaint submitted by one of the two remaining bidders

Ho Chi Minh prepares wastewater PPP

Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City is seeking developers to submit plans to develop the $300 million Tan Hoa-Lo Gom canal basin wastewater treatment PPP project

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