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NIIF and PSP’s Roadis launch $2bn platform to invest in India’s roads

Under the initial agreement, the fund and PSP-owned highway operator Roadis will invest in new opportunities on a 50:50 basis.

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.

China’s CICC mulls $7.5bn fund to buy assets from cash-strapped local authorities – exclusive

Investment bank aims to raise capital from public and private Chinese corporates and funds of funds, but does not rule out foreign participation.

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.

India shelves second bundle of toll roads due to lacklustre response

The government believes worsening borrowing conditions and lower traffic on the roads offered failed to attract investor interest.

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.

Cube Highways snaps up three greenfield assets under new development model

The government will assume 40% of the construction costs, while I Squared's Indian roads platform and Indian developer KNRC will assume the remaining 60%.

Macquarie settlement shows cost of getting traffic forecasts wrong

Macquarie Capital has settled a lawsuit with Syncora Guarantee for $38m, following accusations of using inflated projections to secure a toll road acquisition. We find the pre-crisis deal offers some valuable lessons for the transportation industry.
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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.
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