New CIO of infra debt at BNPP AM

A new chief investment officer of infrastructure debt has been appointed at BNP Paribas Asset Management's private debt and real assets investment, along with 3 other new hires on the team

ISQ III nears $6-7bn first close

ISQ Global Infrastructure III is set to reach an interim close at the end of November with $4.3 billion raised to date, while also working on its first investment

Belgian 5G auction postponed by a year

The Belgian government proposal to auction 20-year licences for frequencies in the 700MHz, 1400MHz and 3600MHz bands has been postponed to the end of 2021

John Laing hires Susan Shehata

Susan Shehata has joined John Laing as a senior adviser to the investment committee

5GN acquires data centre in Queensland

The ASX-listed internet provider 5G Networks (5GN) has today (19 November 2020) acquired a data centre in Brisbane from telecoms provider Pipe Networks

Vocus set to float New Zealand business

ASX-listed telecom Vocus has today said that it is planning to launch an initial public offering (IPO) of its New Zealand arm, Vocus New Zealand, by the end of next year

UK pension funds launch new FoF strategy

The Brunel Pension Partnership has launched 2 new fund-of-funds investment vehicles

Transit Wireless hires Jeff Garte

Jeff Garte has stepped down from his role at CSC ServiceWorks and joined Transit Wireless as its CFO in the New York City office

IFC ponders loan for new Seychelles cable

The IFC is considering a $20 million debt package for Seychelles-based telecoms company Intelvision Network to support a new $31.8 million submarine cable system linking the archipelago nation with East Africa

Iliad raises €300 million for 5G rollout

The French telecommunications provider Iliad has today signed a €300 million loan agreement with the European Investment Bank to its fund 5G rollout

Fibrus awarded £165m NI fibre contract

The Northern Irish broadband provider Fibrus has today been awarded a £165 million contract to provide fast internet to rural areas across the country

Macquarie Telecom secures anchor tenant for data centre

ASX listed Macquarie Telecom Group has this week secured a tenant to take up 10MW of its upcoming IC3 data centre at the East facility near Sydney

AIIM acquires stake in MetroFibre Networx

South African infra fund manager AIIM has acquired a minority stake worth $63.6 million in local open access fibre network operator MetroFibre Networx, as part of the company’s $97.2 million equity funding round

Irish PM endorses 220kV substation

The Irish prime minister Micheál Martin today welcomed the proposed development of joint 220kV substation for the Avoca River Business Park, Arklow

Arbona to head up infrastructure debt at LBPAM

Bérénice Arbona has been promoted to head of infrastructure debt at La Banque Postale Asset Management (LBPAM)