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Infrastructure Investor: The Decade

Stories of the Decade 2009: Chicago parking meters’ controversial decade 

The consortium is on track to recoup its $1.15bn investment by 2021 – just 12 years after being awarded a 75-year lease to operate the city’s on-street meters. But it still can’t shake the stigma of a bad PPP. 
REM - Light rail - Montreal

CDPQ’s big light-rail bet

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.

Brookfield’s Super Core fund steps into Spain with PPP bundle buy

The move is the first in Europe by the fund, which last month reached $1.6bn of commitments.

NSW transport ‘needs more PPPs and asset recycling’ – think tank

Committee for Sydney says the next set of projects has stalled and urges the state government to take action in order to avoid ‘a one-time infrastructure boom’.

Firms shortlisted for ‘Victoria’s largest-ever road project’

The winning bidder for the North East Link PPP will design and build twin tunnels under the Yarra River and assume responsibility for maintaining a stretch of road for up to 25 years.
Indian road in Mumbai

India’s NHAI urged to accelerate road privatisation

The public agency should consider launching a new BOT model to speed up privatisation and tackle its $24bn in debt, ratings agency ICRA says.
Auckland, New Zealand

AMP Capital to acquire 40% of Auckland prison PPP from InfraRed

The firm will purchase the stake in the availability-based PPP from InfraRed Capital Partners via its Community Infrastructure Fund, taking the size of that vehicle toward A$1bn.
risk allocation

Competition and bad risk allocation threaten to implode PPPs

SNC-Lavalin and Skanska have decided to stop bidding for such projects. If other developers follow their example, the entire procurement model might be at risk.
Auckland, New Zealand

NZ Super-CDPQ Infra shortlisted for Auckland light rail

The NZ Infra joint venture will go head-to-head with government entity NZ Transport Agency for the right to act as delivery partner for the multibillion-dollar scheme.
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