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Manila Water signs yen loan agreement

Manila Water has signed a ¥40 billion ($333 million) loan agreement with Japanese lenders MUFG, Mizuho and SMBC

Infrastructure to be exempt from OECD corporate tax reforms

The OECD’s plans announced for new corporate tax rules allow countries to offer an exemption for “public benefit projects”, an important reassurance for infrastructure financing

EXCLUSIVE King Khaled airport district cooling nears signing

Acwa Holding’s district cooling and potable water project to supply the King Khaled airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is expected to sign shortly, sources have told IJGlobal

EXCLUSIVE Egypt to launch five new PPP projects

Egyptian government entities will launch five public private partnership (PPP) tenders in the coming months, IJGlobal has learnt.

EXCLUSIVE DIF raises hard cap at fourth fund final close

DIF Infrastructure IV has reached its final close with a total of €1.15 billion ($1.3 billion), exceeding the initial hard cap of €1.1 billion

EXCLUSIVE Kuwait to launch RFP for advisers

The Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) is due to launch a request for proposals to find a legal advisor to aid with its public-private partnerships program, sources have told IJGlobal

Resonance reaches first close on water fund

London-based Resonance Asset Management has raised $160 million at the first close of its new industrial water infrastructure fund

British Columbia issues RFI for wastewater PPP

Metro Vancouver, a British Columbian procurement agency, has issued a request for information (RFI) for the C$700 million ($529.1 million) Lions Gate secondary wastewater treatment project

Bid deadline for Chile's Punilla reservoir delayed

Chile's Ministry of Public Works (MOP) has extended the bid deadline for the $387 million La Punilla reservoir project in Chile's Bío Bío region to December 2015

PiP confirms Thames Tideway investment

The Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP) has confirmed that its UK pension fund clients invested a total of over £370 million ($571 million) in equity for the Thames Tideway Tunnel

Egypt lines up more PPPs for 2016

Egypt plans to open 12 more government projects up to international bidders as public-private partnerships worth up to a total of £E18 billion ($2.2 billion) by the end of 2016

Saipem wins Codelco water pipeline contract

Saipem, through subsidiary Petrex, has won a $560 million contract with Chile's Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (CODELCO) for the development of a water pipeline project which will connect to the Radomiro Tomic copper mine in northern Chile

EXCLUSIVE Meridiam considering MENA investment

Paris-based infrastructure investor Meridiam is considering a push into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) with its future funds, founding partner and CEO Thierry Déau told IJGlobal

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