Ardian boss resigns for equity challenge

Andrew Liau has stepped down from his role as London-based senior managing director at infrastructure fund manager Ardian

Drahi looks to buy out Altice shareholders

Patrick Drahi, the owner of a 77.6% stake in Altice Europe has offered €2.5 billion to buy out minority shareholders

Energy and data centre developers to partner

An energy and urban developer has signed an MOU with a Chinese data centre developer and operator

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