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IndInfravit acquires nine Indian roads and a new investor

Indian road developer SIPL will own 10% of the infra investment trust alongside CPPIB, Allianz Capital Partners, OMERS and trust sponsor L&T IDPL.

The road less travelled

Nicola Palmer and Michael Allen of Arcus Infrastructure Partners explain how decarbonisation, demographic shifts and technology are creating new opportunities for transport infrastructure.

What’s keeping interest in airports sky high?

Airports remain prized assets despite soaring values. We examine why that’s unlikely to change

Macquarie secures 20 years of shipping business after $1.8bn deal

A minimum-volume commitment for an Asian shipping company to use the Long Beach Container Terminal in California ‘implies’ a 12x EBITDA margin over 20 years, a source said.

France threatens to fall down the referendum rabbit hole

Resorting to a plebiscite to block the privatisation of airport operator ADP would not only be counterproductive, it would set a dangerous precedent whereby a minority in parliament could block legislation it didn’t like.

JPMorgan AM: ‘core-plus transportation’ could rival traditional infra as an asset class

Asset manager estimates the subsector could require as much as $4.5trn in financing over the next 10 years as bank lenders exit the market.

Pacific Partnerships-led consortium wins Brisbane Cross River Rail PPP

Pulse consortium fought off competition from QIC and Plenary Group to land the tunnels, stations and development package, which is likely to be worth around A$2.7 billion.

Investors hit pause as Indian elections loom

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is perceived as a reformer that helped lure foreign capital into India's infrastructure sector, but experts believe the market will remain attractive even if the incumbent PM suffers an electoral defeat.

QIC-APG consortium acquires 36% stake in Brussels Airport

The consortium, which also includes Swiss Life, purchased the stake from Macquarie for an undisclosed sum. QIC will hold part of its stake in its global infrastructure fund.

Willis Towers Watson expands FoF strategy with new fund launch

Following the success of its sterling-denominated fund that has raised £1bn to date, the London-based firm is launching a similar vehicle that will be available to the broader European market.
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