I Squared to invest $800m in infra debt

I Squared is to deploy up to $800 million in an infrastructure debt strategy signed with a group of institutional investors

Whitehelm invests in Hull smart cities business

Whitehelm Capital has committed up to £80 million for Hull-based smart city technology company Connexin

World Bank approves loan for Kenyan road and fibre optic

The World Bank has approved a $750 million loan to finance part of the $896 million Horn of Africa Gateway Development Project which will upgrade the 748km Isiolo-Mandera road in Kenya’s Northeastern Province

GI Partners closes $1.8bn fund

GI Partners has closed its $1.8 billion maiden digital infrastructure fund – GI Data Infrastructure Fund – significantly above its initial target

NIB finances Norwegian fibre project

The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has signed a NOK 500 million (€46.27 million) loan for a fibre broadband rollout in Norway

Roland Berger prepares New Yangon City Swiss challenge

Germany-based Roland Berger will prepare and oversee the Swiss challenge tender process for the New Yangon City project in Myanmar

Kirwan leaves Rubicon to set up consultancy

John Kirwan has left his role at advisory firm Rubicon to set up his own outfit: Broadstone Capital Advisors

Indonesia Satellite PPP starts preparatory work

Preparatory works for Indonesia’s multifunction satellite PPP – Satria satellite – has started, followed by a to-be-announced $400 million syndicated loan

Multilateral approves cornerstone investment

Asian Development Bank has approved a $25 million investment to finance a new mobile telecommunications network in Papua New Guinea, where only 11% of the population has internet access

France allocates half a billion for digital infrastructure

The French government today has announced €500 million in funding to improve digital infrastructure across the country

New MD for Zayo Europe

Communications infrastructure services company, Zayo, has appointed Jesper Aagaard as the managing director of its European operations effective this month

Asian pension has new infra GPs

A sovereign pension fund in Asia has disclosed it mandated 2 new infrastructure investment managers during 2Q 2020

Telefonica launches 5G network in Spain

Telefonica has launched 5G network for businesses and individual consumers across Spain

Brazil's Patria raises $2bi infra fund

Brazilian asset manager Pátria Investimentos has closed an infrastructure fund at R10 billion ($2 billion) to invest in infrastructure projects in Brazil and in Latin American countries, including Chile and Colombia, focusing on energy, logistics, telecommunications, and potentially sanitation

India trust closes transmission acquisition

A KKR-backed infrastructure investment trust in India has closed its acquisition of a $150 million new transmission asset