Palisade secures Samurai loan for $102m Waterloo Wind Farm refinancing

The Sydney-based fund manager turned to the Japanese market, with the debt facility underwritten by MUFG.

India’s IL&FS to sell more than 970MW of operational renewable assets

The troubled company is also putting on the block under-construction wind assets with a total capacity of 104MW.

Australian investors make $1.8bn bid for agribusiness giant GrainCorp

Asset manager Long-Term Asset Partners is led by directors with extensive infra and logistics experience, which suggests the acquisition is being viewed as an infrastructure play.

First State becomes first ‘major infra fund’ in Baltics with Utilitas deal

The 85% acquisition of the Estonian energy group means the majority of the €1.4bn raised by First State in June for EDIF II has now been deployed.

PABs and private investors push Detroit’s I-75 to financial close

A $1.45 billion public-private partnership to modernise a portion of Interstate 75 in Detroit, Michigan has reached financial close after the state’s department of transportation issued more than $600 million in private activity bonds. Oakland Corridor Partners, a consortium of infrastructure companies leading the PPP, secured funding to rebuild, finance and maintain a 5.5-mile stretch […]

AMP Capital secures 40-year Melbourne student accommodation deal worth $217m

The firm is targeting more deals in the sector, to which it is aiming to commit 20%-25% of its Diversified Infrastructure Trust.

Australia rejects CKI’s APA takeover bid

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg confirmed his ‘final decision’ that the takeover would be ‘contrary to the national interest’.

Macquarie set to begin Brussels Airport sales process

The airport is jointly held by its MEIF1 and MEIF3 funds alongside the Belgian government and OTPP, with the latter believed not to be among the bidders.

Japan’s TEPCO makes first overseas hydro investment

The transaction marks InfraCo Asia’s full exit from the Coc San plant in Vietnam, six years after its initial investment.

Australia set to block China’s CK Infra from APA Group takeover

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the move should not be seen as an ‘adverse reflection’ on CK Group and that Australia still welcomes foreign investment that is not ‘contrary to our national interest’.

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