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With public infrastructure resources being diverted to pandemicrecovery efforts, many in the industry are wondering if this could bewhat finally prompts an uptick in PPPs.
The project's construction companies are threatening to terminate their contract, which would make the Maryland project the latest in a series of troubled North American PPPs.
Martin Lennon, co-founder and head of Infracapital, says that greenfield projects, if managed correctly, can be a better bet for institutions than more tightly priced brownfield assets.
The vehicle’s £1.25bn target is the same figure as the hard-cap of its predecessor fund, which closed in November 2017.
REM - Light rail - Montreal
One of the world’s most prominent direct investors is trying to prove it can do much more than back projects with capital by developing a C$6.3bn greenfield project in Montreal.
Wariness of fixed-price public-private partnerships could have wider implications since ‘a healthy PPP market needs a healthy construction sector’, warns market expert.
A first close is expected in Q1 this year, with commitments from the AfDB, EIB and a South African pension fund.
Nordic manager CapMan is leading the acquisition from Macquarie’s Green Investment Group, which invested in the project in July.
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