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Bruno Alves

Bruno Alves is Senior Editor of Infrastructure Investor. Bruno has been a journalist since 2004 and joined Infrastructure Investor in 2009, where he quickly rose to become Associate Editor and a leading writer covering the infrastructure asset class. In 2013 he joined Euromoney to edit their Trade Finance title, before returning to PEI Media in late 2014 as the launch editor of Low Carbon Energy Investor, PEI’s global energy transition publication.

South Korean pension in £100m Gatwick buy

The National Pension Service is planning to buy a 12% stake in London’s Gatwick Airport from Global Infrastructure Partners.

New buys give HgCapital €1bn in renewable assets

HgCapital Renewable Power Partners has announced the acquisition of two Spanish solar projects and an onshore wind project in the UK. The new deals take the fund’s capital value past the €1bn mark and make 2009 its most active year since closing in late 2006. Its portfolio now comprises 19 projects with a 325-megawatt capacity.

Alinda's second fund closes on $4bn

Alinda Infrastructure Fund II has reached final close at $4bn, exceeding its cover amount by $1bn while falling $1bn shy of its $5bn cap.

Hg deals mark €1bn in renewable AUM

The purchase of two Spanish solar projects and an onshore UK wind project have boosted the firm's renewable energy assets by €300m.

Qatar becomes Vinci’s second-largest shareholder

Qatari Diar – fully owned by the emirate of Qatar – has become the second-largest shareholder in French construction company Vinci with a stake of between 5% and 8%. In exchange, Vinci acquires 100% of service provider Cegelec, which is set to add some €3bn in revenues to the French group.

Allianz to boost alternatives programme

Europe’s largest insurance company is set to double its €15bn alternatives programme, which includes €8bn of private equity investments.

Macquarie joins CPPIB and ADIA for EDF bid

The Australian investor is said to be in talks with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority to submit a joint bid for French firm EDF’s UK electricity network. Goldman Sachs and Lexicon Partners are reportedly advising the consortium on their bid.

Mexico awards one of world’s largest wastewater plants

Mexican firms IDEAL and ICA together with Spain’s Acciona Agua and a subsidiary of Japanese investor Mitsui & Co. have won a $726m contract to build and operate one of the world’s largest wastewater treatment plants. The plant will be located close to Mexico City.

BAA wins appeal on forced sale of three airports

UK appeals court says the decision to force airport operator BAA to sell three of its seven UK airports was affected by 'apparent bias', but stops short of saying if it won’t have to sell more airports.

Terra Firma sells Threshers after seven years

UK buyout firm Terra Firma has sold Thresher Group to a consortium led by Duke Street Capital founder Eddie Truell. Sources insisted the firm has made a profit on the deal, despite reports that it had been forced to sell the group at a loss.
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