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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

CCR's AutoBan launches bond issue

The project company for the Anhanguera-Bandeirantes toll concession in Brazil has launched a R500 million bond issue

Hochtief, DIF and Kemna's A7 PPP closes with seven investors

Hochtief, DIF and Kemna have reached financial close on the €600 million ($791 million) A7 federal highway in Germany, financed with the European Investment Bank’s project bond initiative

Caltrans mulls PPP for Highway 156 upgrade

The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) are considering upgrading Highway 156 West under a PPP structure

Dulles Metrorail closes $1.28bn TIFIA loan

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) and US Department of Transportation (US DOT) have closed a $1.28 billion low-interest, federal loan for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail (Sliver Line) project in Virginia

A63 sponsors seek refinancing advisers

The sponsor group Atlandes for the €1.16 billion ($1.5 billion) A63 toll road in France have approached potential advisers for a refinancing and bids are due in early September for the advisory role

Philippines' Calax PPP gets government funding bump

The Philippines’ Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P1.6 billion ($36.5 million) to quicken the implementation of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (Calax) PPP project

Chile's Alsacia agrees restructuring

Chilean bus concessionaire Alsacia has agreed a restructuring of its bond debt with a group representing the majority of its bondholders

GIP sells Argentinian container terminal to TIL

Global Infrastructure Partners has agreed to sell its 50% stake in Argentinian terminal and logistics firm International Trade Logistics to Terminal Investment Limited, the terminal operator controlled by shipping line MSC

North Carolina DOT targets October close for I-77 PPP

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is targeting financial close on the estimated $655 million I-77 managed lanes PPP project in October, IJGlobal has learnt

Initial bids due in November for Germany's A94

The initial bids are due in November for the €500 million A94 Forstinning-Marktl PPP in Germany and four consortiums are prequalified

Lenders emerge for Dutch A9 road PPP

The IXAS Southeast consortium has lined up debt from six commercial banks and the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the A9 Gaasperdammerweg PPP in the Netherlands

Nordic Investment Bank and EIB eye Finland's E18

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) are in talks with the government of Finland to contribute significant amounts of debt to the E18 Hamina-Vaalima PPP in Finland

Transurban refinances Westlink M7

A Transurban led consortium has reached financial close on refinancing A$1.26 billion of debt on the Westlink M7 road in New South Wales, Australia

Full details for forthcoming Budapest Airport refinancing emerge

The financial close for the €1.3 billion ($1.7 billion) refinancing of Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is due to occur by early September and IJGlobal can exclusively reveal the full details

Private placement imminent for A7 Bordesholm-Hamburg

Sponsors Hochtief, DIF and Kemna will this month issue €430 million ($574 million) to €440 million senior amortising bonds with a 2043 maturity to finance the A7 Bordesholm-Hamburg PPP

UK shortlists 36 housing schemes for £1 billion funding

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has announced the first wave of projects shortlisted for the £1 billion ($1.7 billion) Large Sites Infrastructure Fund in the UK, to deliver new garden cities rather than sequential development around existing communities