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Starwood recruits ex-Deutsche Bank exec to head new infra lending business

Starwood Capital Group has appointed Armin Rothauser, a former managing director and co-head of structured credit at Deutsche Bank, to lead the Miami-based firm’s “latest endeavour” – an infrastructure-focused lending business. Rothauser, who is joining Starwood in January, will serve on the investment committee of both Starwood Property Trust and its recently acquired GE Capital […]

2018 awards: It’s time to vote!

Yes, it’s upon us again. Take the opportunity to choose the best-in class in 41 different categories, reflecting a broad spectrum of infrastructure activity.

CDPQ grows Latin American footprint with Colombian partnership

Canadian pension manager CDPQ has partnered with the Colombian government to invest up to $1 billion in the Latin American country’s infrastructure. According to a statement, CDPQ will invest up to $510 million alongside a new $490 million fund launched by Colombia’s infrastructure development agency, Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional, and the country’s pension funds, which […]

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 […]

First Nations: the new frontier in Canadian infra

Institutional investors are looking to invest capital in a shrinking market. But First Nations communities in need of serious investment represent untapped opportunities.

The US airport sector is still taxiing for take-off

Across the country, increased needs in ageing sectors is providing opportunity for investors – yet questions of funding models and increased politicisation remain.

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