Vauban Infrastructure Partners (Vauban) has acquired SPER – Sociedade Portuguesa para a Construção e Exploração Rodoviária, and Planestrada – Operação e Manutenção Rodoviária, two companies that manage a 113 km shadow-toll road on IP-2 in the province of Baixo Alentejo (Portugal).
Infrastructure & Construction
Mid-market European private equity firm Equistone Partners Europe (Equistone) has entered into an exclusive agreement with Orfite to acquire its majority stake in the GSCM Group (Groupe Solfab Constructions Modulaires), a modular construction specialist.
US Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer (pictured) announced on Thursday that a procedural floor vote in the Senate on President Biden's USD1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill will take place next Wednesday. As Democrats are also asked to back a larger USD3.5 trillion budget blueprint, what will the much-debated upcoming US infrastructure bill – of which nearly USD600 billion would be new spending – mean for PE infrastructure mandates in the country?
CenterOak Partners (CenterOak), a Dallas-based private equity firm, has completed a majority recapitalisation of HK Solutions Group (HK Solutions), a leading regional provider of infrastructure maintenance services for municipal and industrial customers primarily in the Midwest.
Arlington Capital Partners (Arlington Capital), a Washington, DC-based private equity firm, in partnership with the existing management team and founders, has completed the acquisition of TRP Infrastructure Services (TRP).
Dogger Bank Wind Farm has signed a contract with Jan De Nul Group for the transport and installation of 87 GE Haliade-X 14 MW offshore wind turbines at the final Dogger Bank C phase of the project, located up to 200 km off the UK’s Yorkshire coast.
Eurazeo has entered into exclusive negotiations with the French infrastructure investor InfraVia for the sale of its 41 per cent stake in Grandir, an operator of nurseries and schools in France, Europe and North America. The closing of the deal is expected in the coming months.
RSK Group Ltd, an integrated environmental, engineering and technical services business, has acquired specialist geotechnical contractor TechnikGS. With innovation at its core, TechnikGS provides mini piling, micro piling and quality geotechnical solutions for foundation and ground engineering problems.
DWS has launched its new institutional ESG Infrastructure Debt Fund (EIDF), which will focus on European sustainability themed infrastructure sectors which contribute towards making society and economies more sustainable.
Global investment firm KKR is to acquire Global Infrastructure Partners’ (GIP) entire interest in Highway Concessions One (HC1) and seven highway assets with a total length of 487 kilometres.