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Four interested in Alabama’s $2bn bridge PPP

Consortiums including the likes of Meridiam, Macquarie and Cintra responded to a RFQ for Alabama’s I-10 bridge procurement.

Passports low priority for European Commission

Policymakers are focused instead on establishing a smoother-running single market, according to Sven Gentner, head of asset management at the EC.

Core, core-plus, opportunistic: what’s in a name?

While no one can dispute that infrastructure, as an asset class, has arrived, the labels used to segment the market – as well as the strategies they symbolise – can spark some passionate debate.

Tiger Infra makes first UK move with £50m storage bet

The deal is expected to see storage provider BESS grow a portfolio of over 60MW by the end of the year. The investment is Tiger Infrastructure’s first venture into the UK market and its maiden storage commitment since its formation in 2009 by Julian Robertson and Emil Henry, former assistant secretary of the US Treasury.

Quinbrook makes first UK deal amid inaugural fundraise

The firm is investing more than $60m in an 84MW portfolio of gas-fired projects to be developed in England and Wales.

US tax bill threatens PPPs

A plan passed by the House would eliminate tax-exempt private activity bonds, a popular tool for financing public-private partnerships.

Silk Road Fund and GE EFS form OBOR energy platform

The new platform targets power transmission, new energy, as well as oil and gas sectors in the countries covered by the China-led initiative.

Exclusive: SUSI to close storage fund on €250m in H1 2018

Current commitments stand at around €110m after a second close in the summer – this followed a €66 million first close at the end of March. The Swiss vehicle has also secured its second investment, deploying C$120m into energy storage sites in Canada.

Canadian infra bank appoints 10 to board of directors

The members have been picked from the public and private sectors to oversee the new national lender, which the government plans to launch by the end of the year.

Asset recycling needed in US, Blackstone infra chief says

Sean Klimczak said that, while the Trump administration has made progress on regulatory reform, a legislative fix has stalled and the country should look to Australia for inspiration.