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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

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

BESIX and Rebel achieve financial close for Limmel Lock

Equity sponsors BESIX (66.5%) and Rebel (33.5%) have reached financial close on the €34 million ($38 million) New Limmel Lock PPP in the Netherlands, the first to reach this milestone in the locks programme

Goan Airport RFQ deadline extended

Goa’s Department of Civil Aviation has extended the deadline for request for qualifications to 12 February 2015 for the proposed greenfield international airport in Mopa, India

Paraguay MOPC issues RFQ for first road PPP

The Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC) of Paraguay has issued a request for qualification (RFQ) for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the Rutas 2 y 7 highway PPP

Colombia presents El Dorado II Bogotá airport plans

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and vicepresident Germán Vargas Lleras yesterday (21 January 2015) announced plans for a new airport in Bogotá, El Dorado II

Ropeways seeks traffic guarantee for Lagos Cable Transit

The developers of the long-delayed Lagos Cable Transit project expect to discover imminently whether the Nigerian government has approved a proposed traffic guarantee for the project, IJGlobal can exclusively reveal

Colombia’s ANI awards first private initiative PPP

Colombia’s National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) announced on Friday (16 January 2015) that it had approved the first private road initiative, for the construction of a second carriageway between Ibagué and Cajamarca

Cheung Kong Infrastructure to buy UK ROSCO Eversholt Rail

3i Infrastructure, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and STAR Capital Partners have agreed to sell the UK’s Eversholt Rail Group to Hong Kong-based Cheung Kong group (CKI), for an equity value of £1.1 billion