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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.
Tram running on City Circle line of Sydney Light Rail

Sydney Light Rail’s troubles call PPPs into question

The Public Accountability Committee recommends review following legal dispute between the contractor and the client over costs associated with relocating utilities.

Private infrastructure at ‘a tipping point’, says JP Morgan

ESG has become a ‘matter of strategic positioning’ rather than the ‘compliance consideration’ it used to be, according to the group.

KKR spreads its wings with $1bn aircraft leasing investment

The deal for a 50% share in Altavair has been made by both KKR’s infrastructure and credit businesses.

We need more Gatwicks in 2019

As GIP cedes majority control to VINCI Airports, it is handing over an asset that is demonstrably better than the airport it acquired a decade ago.

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