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  • October 2008

    Banks lined up for Porterbrook acquisition debt 31 October 2008

    The £2 billion ($3.24 billion) sale by Abbey/Santander of UK rolling stock lessor Porterbrook to Antin Infrastructure Partners - a consortium of Deutsche Bank, Lloyds TSB and BNP Paribas - is being financed via

  • M80 bank line-up changes 31 October 2008

    Dexia and Helaba have dropped out of the prospective bank club lined up for the debt facility backing Transport for Scotland's £200 million ($365.5 million) 30-year M80

  • Domestic sponsors win big on São Paulo roads 30 October 2008

    The state of São Paulo awarded five toll road concessions to five different bidders in an auction on 29 October 2008.

  • Date set for Liefkenshoek close 30 October 2008

    Financial close on the Eu800 million ($1.12 billion) Liefkenshoek rail tunnel PPP in Belgium is set for

  • São Paulo launches road concessions 28 October 2008

    The state of São Paulo is holding the auction for five toll road concessions on 29 October 2008.

  • JBIC approves Panama Canal loans 27 October 2008

    The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) is to provide $800 million in debt financing for the expansion of the Panama Canal.

  • NTTA completes SH-121 long-term bonds 27 October 2008

    The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) has issued $425 million in bonds to complete the long-term financing for the SH-121

  • Florida I-595 awarded 27 October 2008

    Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has selected an ACS-led consortium for its I-595 availability-based road concession.

  • RAVE first bids in 22 October 2008

    Four bids were submitted for the first tranche - Poceirao–Caia - of the RAVE high speed rail PPP concession between Lisbon and Madrid at the beginning of October

  • One bid in for Virginia tunnels and freeway project 21 October 2008

    The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has received one bid for its midtown and downtown tunnels

  • Spanish consortium selected for Bogota metro 21 October 2008

    A consortium of Transporte Metropolitano Masivo de Barcelona (TMB) and Sener engineering has been selected to run a development study for the Bogota metro in Columbia.

  • Bank commitment questions hang over Transmontana 20 October 2008

    Portuguese procuring authority, Estradas de Portugal SA (EP), is expected to announce the preferred bidder for the Eu600 million Transmontana motorway

  • Three bid for Denver FasTracks 20 October 2008

    The Regional Transportation District of Denver in Colorado has received three bids for its FasTracks light rail and mass transit concession.

  • Blue Marine closes Pemex shipping lease 17 October 2008

    Mexican shipping operator Blue Marine has closed a $121 million lease financing for two cargo vessels

  • NTTA ups SH121 debt 17 October 2008

    The North Texas Tollway Authority is to borrow a further $100 million for its SH121 toll road project

  • IDB approves Panama Canal loan 10 October 2008

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan of up to $400 million to the Autoridad del Canal de Panamá (ACP) for the expansion of the Panama Canal.

  • Winnipeg Bridge bid deadline extended 10 October 2008

    The City of Winnipeg's public works department has extended the deadline for responses to a request for qualifications for its Disraeli bridge PPP project

  • Mumbai Metro One financial close 10 October 2008

    Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) - a joint venture between Reliance Infrastructure (59%), Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA - 26%) and Veolia Transport (5%) - has reached financial close on a Rs1,194 crore ($245.27 million) facility for the first line of the Mumbai Metro — th...

  • GlobalVia completes Chilean SCADA/SCADI acquisition 08 October 2008

    GlobalVia has signed the financing for the acquisition of the SCADA and SCADI toll roads in Chile.

  • Slow uptake on Sabiha Gocken 08 October 2008

    Syndication of the 13.5-year Eu336 million debt package backing development of a new international and domestic terminal at Istanbul's second airport Sabiha Gocken is moving - like many other deals in the market - slowly.

  • São Paulo Metro Line 4 closes 08 October 2008

    A consortium led by CCR has reached financial close on the São Paulo Metro Line 4 concession in Brazil,

  • Australia puts A$76 bn into infra development 07 October 2008

    Australia has announced a A$76 billion federal government investment into infrastructure projects for the coming year on top of current spend by state governments via their various PPP programs

  • Flex LNG lines up vessel financing 06 October 2008

    Flex LNG hopes to come to market in 2009 with a debt financing for its Peak LNG gas liquefaction project.

  • Quebec's A30 closes 03 October 2008

    Lead arrangers BBVA and RBC closed the C1.2 billion ($1.1 billion) debt financing for Nouvelle Aoutoroute 30 SENC's PPP road deal in British Columbia on Friday 26 September.

  • Santander launches Rio Verde syndication 01 October 2008

    Lead arranger Santander has launched syndication of the Ps2.25 billion ($205 million) bank loan for ICA's Rio Verde/Ciudad Valles toll road

  • Chicago awards Midway airport concession 01 October 2008

    The City of Chicago has accepted a $2.521 billion bid for a 99-year lease of Midway airport from Midway Investment and Development Company

  • Pennsylvania turnpike offer expires 01 October 2008

    The preferred bid from a consortium of Abertis and Citi Infrastructure Investors of $12.8 billion for a 75-year lease of the Pennsylvania turnpike expired on 30 September 2008

  • A30: Flexible lend 01 October 2008

    A club of 13 banks closed the C$1.2 billion ($1.1 billion) debt financing for the A30 PPP road deal in Quebec on Friday 26 September 2008. The financing bypassed a terrible syndication market by assembling a club upfront, using a generous pricing flex, and invoking strong relationship pulls. The dea...

  • BAA: Questions linger 01 October 2008

    Embattled BAA completed its long-delayed debt refinancing just before the global financial crash prompting BAA CEO Colin Matthews to proclaim: "This is the largest financing of its kind ever completed, and the fact that a landmark transaction of this size and complexity has been completed in challen...

  • Changing gear 01 October 2008

    Transurban dodged the credit crunch more deftly than most of its peers. Will its new, so far indistinct, strategy keep it safe? Catherine McGuirk reports on how the toll-road operator is weathering the financial storm.

  • Tank & Rast suit settled 01 October 2008

    Lead arrangers Société Générale and UBS have reached an out of court settlement with RREEF and Terra Firma

  • Transport 01 October 2008

    Pennsylvania turnpike offer expires

  • ViaQuatro: Brazil's PPP debut 01 October 2008

    ViaQuatro, the consortium led by CCR Brazil, reached financial close on its São Paulo Metro Line IV concession on 7 October 2008, with financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and a club of seven banks. The deal is the first long-term project financing to close for a PPP concession i...

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