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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

Herbert Smith Freehills wins HS2 mandate

Law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has won a mandate to advise High Speed 2 Limited (HS2) on the infrastructure, construction and rolling stock aspects of the major UK project

Signing imminent on Honduran toll road

Colombian construction firm Grodco and local company PRODECON expect to sign an estimated $130 million long-term debt financing for the Corredor Turistico toll road project in Honduras imminently

Aspire appoints CR20 for Mongolian coking railway feasibility study

Aspire Mining’s rail infrastructure subsidiary Northern Railways has appointed China Railway 20 Bureau Group (CR20) to undertake the bankability feasibility study for the 547km $1.3 billion Erdenet to Ovoot railway in Mongolia

Spanish high-speed railway public manager issues bonds

ADIF Alta Velocidad (ADIF AV), Spain’s public high-speed rail manager and builder, has issued €1 billion ($1.16 billion) of 10-year notes in the Spanish AIAF market

Shortlist due for Georgia DOT's I-285/SR 400 road PPP

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will unveil a shortlist of bidders for its estimated $1.06 billion road PPP project on 13 February, IJGlobal has learnt

Financial close for First State’s Scandinavian ferry acquisition

First State Investments has reached financial close for its acquisition of the Helsingborg - Helsingør ferry route, raising about €230 million ($261 million) equivalent of debt from three commercial banks and a debt fund

GIP prepares sale of stake in London City Airport

IGlobal can reveal that bidders are gearing up for the upcoming sale of Global Infrastructure Partner’s (GIP's) 75% shareholding in London City Airport

Megawide and GMR close Mactan-Cebu PPP

GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation has today reached financial close on the Ps33 billion Mactan-Cebu International Airport PPP project

Four EOIs for Canberra Light Rail PPP

The Capital Metro Agency is understood to have received four expressions of interest for the Capital Metro light rail project in Canberra, Australia

L&G launches UK infra regeneration funding vehicle

Major UK insurer Legal & General has today (27 January 2015) announced a new £15 billion ($22.8 billion) debt and equity funding vehicle to provide investment to UK infrastructure and housing regeneration projects in cities

Honduras shortlists five for civic centre PPP

Honduras’ Public-Private Alliance Commission (Coalianza) has prequalified five companies in the tender for the development of a government civic centre PPP

Indonesia’s Pelindo II cancels syndication

Pelindo has reduced the size of its loan for the Pelindo II port project in Indonesia and has scrapped a planned general syndication

BAM merges two Belgian subsidiaries

Royal BAM Group intends to merge by 1 April 2015 two of its Belgian subsidiaries – CEI-De Meyer and Betonac

First State Investments reaches final close on EDIF fund

First State Investments has reached close on its €2 billion ($2.25 billion) European Diversified Infrastructure Fund (EDIF) after a fifth and final round of fundraising for the six-year-old fund

Colombia's ANI launches more 4G highway tenders

Colombia’s National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) has published tender documents for more highway concessions under the “second wave” of 4G highways