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Green replaces Hartwell at SMBC

Philip Green has stepped up within the London team of SMBC to replace Tylor Hartwell as the Japanese bank’s head of transport and telecoms

CityFibre closes debt raise with seven banks

UK fibre infrastructure operator CityFibre has raised a £1.12 billion debt package from seven banks to fund the deployment of full fibre to serve two million homes

Greenhill hires telecoms-focused MD in London

Boutique advisory firm Greenhill & Co has hired Jonathan Dann as a managing director focused on telecoms and communications infrastructure in London. He joins from RBC Capital Markets in the UK

EIB signs loans for three African projects

The European Investment Bank has signed up to €495 million in loans to support transport, power transmission and telecoms projects across Africa

AIIB approves fixed income portfolio

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank approved yesterday a $500 million fixed income portfolio, targeting opportunities in emerging Asia

Syndication of debt for broadband refi concludes

Syndication of debt to refinance EQT Infrastructure III’s Broadnet and GlobalConnect fibre businesses has been completed

Fletcher to retire from Milbank

Project finance veteran Phillip Fletcher is retiring from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy after 36 years with the firm

Bouygues, Axione, Mirova in French broadband partnership

Bouygues, Axione and Mirova have signed a partnership for delivering a fibre optic network in France’s very densely populated areas, the companies have announced

UPDATE: SDCL concludes energy efficiency trust IPO

Sustainable Development Capital has concluded the IPO on the first energy efficiency sector focused trust to list in the UK, raising £100 million

Nexans, Emtelle awarded Swedish rail fibre optic contract

Cabling and connectivity provider Nexans has been awarded a $74 million contract by Trafikverket, the Swedish government’s transport administration, for the supply of fibre optic cables for the country’s rail projects

Nordic engineering consultants ÅF and Pöyry to merge

Nasdaq Stockholm-listed engineering group ÅF has signed an agreement to buy Finnish technical advisory Pöyry for €611 million cash, with the board of Pöyry recommending shareholders accept the offer

Colorado city issues RFP for FTTH P3

The City of Cortez in Colorado has issued an RFP seeking a private partner to potentially DBFOM a fiber to the home network

Market consultation on Thailand's EECD this week

Thai Ministry of Digital Economy and Society and CAT Telecom are hosting this week a market consultation on the Eastern Economic Corridor of Digital project – also called Digital Park Thailand