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Banks selected for Passante di Mestre bond financing

State-owned highways manager ANAS has selected one of two competing groups of banks to arrange the €800 million ($1.1 billion) bond financing for the Passante di Mestre toll road in Italy's Veneto region

Financial close for Austrian road PPP

The EIB and Unicredit have reached financial close on the Zwettl road bypass PPP in the state of Lower Austria, the EIB has announced

OHL awarded Colombian highway PPP

Colombia's National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) has awarded the $1.37 trillion Río Magdalena 2 highway PPP to Spanish firm OHL

Two bid for fourth Moscow-St Petersburg road PPP

Two firms have presented bids for the fourth PPP project for the M11 Moscow-St Petersburg toll road, Russian state highways agency Avtodor said this week

Belgrade seeks advisers for parking PPP

The city of Belgrade’s parking authority, Parking Servis, is seeking advisers to structure and procure a parking PPP project in the Serbian capital

South Africa budget prioritises urban transport and social infra

Social infrastructure will strongly outpace economic infrastructure spending in South Africa over the next three years, according to the country’s medium term budget policy statement unveiled by the Treasury on Wednesday

Milan Metro Line 4 must sign financing by year-end

A consortium of Impregilo, Astaldi, Ansaldo and the Municipality of Milan must reach financial close by the end of December for the Milan Metro Line 4, a new 14.2km line that is due to cost roughly €1.9 billion ($2.4 billion)

Banks near financial talks with sponsors for third Istanbul airport

A group of Turkish banks lending to the third Istanbul Airport are still waiting to hear from sponsors but a source said that in the next couple of weeks they are expecting to enter financial term discussions with sponsors Limak, Cengiz, Kolin, Mapa and Kalyon

ProInversión seeks adviser for port logistics PPP

Peru’s private investment agency (ProInversión) seeks to hire an adviser to define the technical and financial scope of a port logistics PPP in Callao by November 2014

DIF to invest in operational Spanish PPPs

DIF Infrastructure III has signed an agreement for the transfer of 80% shareholdings in five of Iridium’s operational PPP projects in Spain

Institutional investor commitments for Milan Metro 5

Five institutional investors from Italy, France and Belgium have committed to a €150 million ($191 million) institutional debt tranche for the Milan Metro Line Five Extension PPP in Italy

APM Terminals gets Moin go-ahead

The Costa Rican Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the Government and APM Terminals in an appeal filed by the port workers' union against the new Moin Container Terminal (TCM) concession on the Caribbean coast

CAF, IFC ink Colombia FND equity

The Latin American Development Bank (CAF) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have made equity investments in Colombia's financial development institution, FDN, for a combined Ps170 trillion ($83m)

Dispute holds up Nigeria's Eko Rail PPP

Nigeria’s Eko Rail PPP is being held up by ongoing disagreements between the government and the concessionaire, IJGlobal understands

UK heritage organisations back Stonehenge road tunnel

The UK Department for Transport (DfT), the National Trust and English Heritage are now working together on proposals to build a new tunnel for the A303/A30 where it passes the world heritage site Stonehenge

Limbo for Ecomouv following Ecotax suspension

The sponsor and creditors are in limbo again following the government announcement of an indefinite suspension of the Ecotaxe, and IJGlobal has heard the sponsors will look at ways to protect their rights for a termination

Colombia's ANI awards Conexion Norte PPP

A Colombian-Spanish consortium has won the contest for the Ps980 billion ($472 million) Autopista Conexión Norte PPP in Colombia, infrastructure agency ANI have confirmed

OHL sells 5% of Abertis

Spanish developer OHL has sold a 5% share in toll road operator Abertis Infraestructuras to Inmobiliaria Espacio for a consideration of €704.9 million ($895 million)

Goa issues airport PPP RFQ

The Goan government’s Department of Civil Aviation has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the development of proposed greenfield international airport in Mopa,Goa, India, on a PPP basi

UK's Silvertown Tunnel PPP likely for 2015

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a public consultation on the proposed £750 million Silvertown tunnel running under the Thames in London, which is likely to be a PPP project

Drawdown for Vinci Park bond refinancing

Infra Foch, which 100% owns Vinci Park, has successfully drawn down a €950 million unsecured bond issuance yesterday (16 October) and the proceeds have repaid acquisition bank debt from May 2014

Teasers out for Associated British Ports sale

Infracapital and Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners have yesterday (16 October) issued the teasers, beginning the sale process for their combined 33.3% share in Associated British Ports