Latest News

20 September 2016 - UBS closes Euro infra debt fund

Investment banking group UBS has reached the final close on a €570m infrastructure debt fund. Read more...

19 September 2016 - HICL launches shares issue

Infrastructure investor HICL has launched a new round of fundraising as it seeks to raise £76m. Read more...

19 September 2016 - EU to double EFSI

The European Union has confirmed plans to double both the size and length of its European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) programme. Read more...

19 September 2016 - Zambia urged to target PPPs

Zambia’s Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors (ABCEC) has called on the government to consider using PPPs to deliver new infrastructure. Read more...

19 September 2016 - Two Spanish PPP roads face liquidation

Spain’s ministry for public works, transport and communications is working ‘in extremis’ to avoid liquidation of two highways in Madrid. Read more...

16 September 2016 - Team reshuffled for NZ schools PPP

A team shortlisted for the New Zealand government’s third schools PPP has added an equity partner and replaced the lead construction contractor. Read more...

16 September 2016 - Council eyes waste PFI refi

A council with a waste PFI contract signed in 2008 is looking at the possibility of refinancing the deal to take advantage of improved financing conditions and cut costs. Read more...

16 September 2016 - Osborne launches Northern Powerhouse thinktank

Former Chancellor George Osborne is to lead a new thinktank devoted to developing his Northern Powerhouse concept. Read more...

16 September 2016 - EU infra fund closes

Cube Infrastructure Managers has announced the first closing of Cube Infrastructure Fund II, securing a total of €358.5m in capital commitments. Read more...

16 September 2016 - Albanian transit PPP launched

The Municipality of Tirana is inviting economic operators to participate in the bidding process for the construction of a new Public Transport Terminal. Read more...

16 September 2016 - PGGM promotes infra head

Dutch asset manager PGGM has appointed its head of infrastructure to the role of chief investment officer private markets. Read more...

16 September 2016 - Belgian fire station PPP awarded

A city in Flanders has awarded a contract to design, build, finance and maintain a new fire station. Read more...

16 September 2016 - Irish officials discuss PPP for cross-border projects

Senior officials from the Northern Ireland Executive and the Irish Government have held discussions on the potential use of PPP for all-island infrastructure projects and are to meet again shortly, Partnerships Bulletin understands Read more...

15 September 2016 - Bishopsfield launches project agent service

Financial advisory Bishopsfield Capital Partners has created an independent project agent service for institutional investors. Read more...

15 September 2016 - Philippines approves airport PPP

The Philippines’ National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) board has given the go-ahead to a planned airport scheme – the first new PPP too be greenlit by the new administration. Read more...

15 September 2016 - China launches new PPP wave

The Chinese government has published a list of 1,233 PPP projects to be delivered across the country, with a combined value of over two trillion yuan (US$320bn). Read more...

15 September 2016 - $1bn Aussie hospital PPP programme tendered

The New South Wales government has tendered five hospital projects under a model that is a “shift away” from the traditional PPP model. Read more...

15 September 2016 - Tender launched for Indian road PPP

The Government of Kerala has launched a pre-qualification tender for a new road PPP. Read more...

15 September 2016 - NZ govt agrees Auckland transport plan

The New Zealand government and Auckland Council have set out the development of the city’s transport system over the next 30 years, leading to calls to use PPP. Read more...

15 September 2016 - Pyrenees tunnel PPP in liquidation

The group behind the Perthus Tunnel PPP will enter liquidation after banks declined a proposal from concessionaire TP Ferro. Read more...

thumb

Thunderous applause

Labour’s continued attacks on PFI make it even harder to see how its economic programme can stack up