Woods returns to Stonepeak after brief Macquarie stint

Brenden Woods has returned to Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners following a brief period at Macquarie

Eltel signs maintenance agreement with Telenor

Eltel, the infrastructure technical services business, has signed a framework agreement with Nordic telecoms company Telenor to provide maintenance

iCON Infrastructure in fundraising for fifth vintage

Several sources have indicated that iCON Infrastructure is raising its fifth vintage fund, with a first close expected in Q1 2020

Ardian wins 26% of German utility EWE

France's Ardian has emerged as the winning bidder for a 26% shareholding in German municipal utility EWE, beating out a rival consortium of Macquarie and Allianz

AMP closes Expedient acquisition

AMP Capital has closed the acquisition of Expedient – a cloud computing and data centre service – securing the Australian investment manager’s largest equity investment to date in North America

IJInvestor Awards 2019 - Best Telecoms Acquisition

Featuring a take-private in one of the most active and competitive sectors for M&A deals in 2019, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets' acquisition of Danish telecoms company TDC Group was recognised as the Best Telecoms Acquisition at the IJInvestor Awards 2019

AllianzGI closes European equity fund

Allianz Global Investors on 29 November signed the final close of the Allianz European Infrastructure Fund at €860 million

Two new appointments at Infrastructure Advisory Group

Australia-based Infrastructure Advisory Group has appointed Bill Apostolou as a specialist adviser and Leanne Griffin as associate director, both based in Melbourne, Victoria

France launches fibre PPP

A procuring authority in north eastern France has launched a tender for a new fibre optic concession

F2i's Persidera acquisition completes

F2i and Ei Towers have finalised the acquisition of Telecom Italia's broadcasting unti Persidera, having received the go-ahead from Italian watchdog Autorita Garante della Concorrenza del Mercato

Cellnex buys more telco assets

Cellnex has continued its acquisitive streak in 2019 with the purchase of 1500 telecoms sites from Orange Spain in a deal worth €260 million

First close imminent for manager's first equity fund

First close is due to sign imminently on a France-based first equity fund

Financial close on Kacific Broadband satellite

Kacific Broadband Satellites International has reached financial close on a $50 million project to provide affordable satellite-based, high-speed broadband internet access to Asia Pacific markets

Texas ERS commits to KKR's first Asia fund

The Employees Retirement System of Texas has approved a $100 million commitment into KKR's first Asia infrastructure fund