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Weekly Closer: Renewables back in the lead

Western Europe was most active this week by both volume and value.

Brazil's development bank gets new chief

BNDES, headed by Luciano Coutinho since 2007, will now be tied more closely to Brazil’s ministry of planning.

Allen and Overy bolsters US energy and infra team

Simon Clark joins from ContourGlobal, where he advised on transactions led by the thermal and renewable energy units.

IFC commits $40m to Brazilian education

The eight-year loan will support Anima, a large postsecondary educator IFC first backed in 2013, has the company seeks to grow its student base.

Business group seeks to unlock $250bn for US infra

"Billions of dollars" in private money are left on the table every year because of weak PPP frameworks, says the Executive Council on Infrastructure.

Honduras re-launches highway tender

After failing to attract bids last year, the country's PPP agency is giving CA-4 Phase I another go.

Weekly Closer: Social infra on top

Deal activity reported this week was evenly split between North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Weil hires infra and real estate partner

James MacArthur, who is to join the law firm from Herbert Smith Freehills, has previously advised the likes of Antin, First Reserve and Carlyle.

IFC raises $378m for Argentine refinery upgrade

The financing, which includes $300m coming from commercial banks, will support the expansion of Axion Energy Argentina’s Campana facility.

Two in race for Chilean airport tender

The project calls for a new terminal, airport roads, parking and aircraft facilities to be built at BioBio’s alternative airport.

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