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Airport codes aim to ease confusion.

IFM snares $3b deal for European mega-airport

The Australian investment manager shrugs off Europe’s infrastructure blues, teaming up with France’s Vinci to win a Polish tender worth as much as $3 billion.

  • Hans van Leeuwen

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Owners of EastLink will collect first-round bids in late November.

France’s Vinci test drives banks for EastLink tilt; Transurban digs in

Paris-headquartered concessions player Vinci Group has begun meeting with investment banks for a potential buy-side mandate.

  • Sarah Thompson, Kanika Sood and Emma Rapaport
Queensland Airport Limited’s owners are ready for takeoff.

MacCap flies into sell-side lineup at Queensland Airports; 74pc for sale

Potential investors are being told to expect flyers as early as Tuesday.

  • Sarah Thompson, Kanika Sood and Emma Rapaport
Propel Funeral Partners is Australia’s No.2 player in funerals and cremations and listed on the ASX in 2017.

Funerals group Propel says buyout offers too cheap

Australia’s No.2 funerals group, Propel Funeral Partners, has received ‘multiple’ buyout proposals but none have been compelling enough to start talks with suitors.

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  • Simon Evans
Boral and the broader cement and concrete industry are particularly vulnerable to climate change, investors say.

Greenwash clash as funds hit Boral board over lowered carbon targets

A group of funds led by HESTA and AMP are demanding Boral reinstate its 2030 emissions reduction target. Boral says that would be akin to greenwashing.

  • Hannah Wootton
Michelle Jablko has succeeded Scott Charlton as Transurban’s CEO.

New Transurban boss Michelle Jablko wants to reward drivers

The CEO plans to offer incentives such as car hire and car wash discounts for users of the toll road group’s Linkt accounts to encourage motorists to keep paying for its roads.

  • Jenny Wiggins
Former VicTrack CEO Campbell Rose

Former VicTrack boss breached code of conduct: auditor-general

The former head of Victoria’s rail agency, Campbell Rose, suggested that a government joint venture should give him an equity stake.

  • Jenny Wiggins and Gus McCubbing
40 per cent of global emissions comes from our buildings.

Smart, green buildings can help construct net zero future

Soaring energy costs have focused the minds of the nation’s captains of industry on the urgent need to decarbonise their bricks-and-mortar empires, new research has revealed.


by Schneider Electric

Cocoon Data is a local provider of encryption services.

Cocoon Data hires MA Moelis to sell secure-file-sharing business

Fliers landed in the inboxes of prospective buyers, with initial non-binding indicative offers expected early next month.

  • Sarah Thompson, Kanika Sood and Emma Rapaport
The 173,000 hectares being acquired by UniSuper and its partners is the biggest freehold land estate in Tasmania.

UniSuper buys former Gunns timber plantation in Tasmania

The superannuation giant, along with two European pension funds, will consider building wind farms after buying the biggest freehold land asset in the state.

  • Jenny Wiggins
The US home mortgage servicing market has proven to be a tough sector for Computershare.

Computershare offloads US mortgages unit for $1.13b

Rithm Capital, listed on the NYSE, has acquired the troublesome US mortgage services business, which only returned to profit in the June half.

  • Simon Evans
Owners of EastLink will collect first-round bids in late November.

EastLink auction speeds past ACCC pit stop; data room set to open

Prospective buyers were offered the toll road’s traffic data upon signing the confidentiality agreements.

  • Sarah Thompson, Kanika Sood and Emma Rapaport


Victoria is expected to commence a container deposit scheme in late 2023.

Recycling infrastructure outfit CDSA rattles the tin

CDSA pitches itself as a more efficient alternative to manual recycling depots.

  • Sarah Thompson, Kanika Sood and Emma Rapaport
French toll road Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhone is Atlas Arteria’s most profitable toll road asset, contributing $557 million of earnings in the six months to June.

Atlas Arteria to fight new French motorway taxes

Toll road group Atlas Arteria’s lucrative French motorway could be hit with a new annual tax of almost $200 million after the French government released its 2024 budget.

  • Jenny Wiggins
A contract signed a year ago by Qube commercial manager Simon Barney (left) and Martinus CEO Treaven Martinus has been scrapped

Qube tears up freight hub contract with Martinus Rail

Construction has stopped on an interstate rail hub in southwest Sydney after logistics group Qube scrapped a $140 million construction deal.

  • Jenny Wiggins
The North East Link project in Victoria is one of DIF’s investments.

Dutch infra investor DIF Capital taps MacCap for renewables sale

DIF has invested in both core and core-plus infrastructure, focusing on mid-market deals primarily in Europe, North America and Australia. 

  • Sarah Thompson, Kanika Sood and Emma Rapaport
China’s Ministry of Commerce says without China’s imports of wind towers, Australia would be about 270 short each year of what it needs.

Beijing says Australia needs Chinese wind towers, urges end to tariff

China says anti-dumping duties should be scrapped because Australian producers are unable to fill demand for renewable power.

  • Simon Evans
Eloque was set up in 2021 to remotely monitor bridges but contracts were not put out to open tender.

‘Case study in funny money’: Report on failed Eloque is close

An audit will reveal whether Victoria’s decision to invest taxpayers’ money in the tram sensor project was “transparent, evidence-based and free from bias”.

  • Jenny Wiggins
InvoCare is the biggest funerals group in Australia, with national brands including Simplicity Funerals and White Lady Funerals.

TPG’s $1.8b InvoCare takeover fair and reasonable: expert

The final price is only 5¢ per share higher than the original bid – the second time an ASX group has capitulated to private equity for a lower price in a week.

  • Simon Evans
Melbourne’s EastLink toll road.

ACCC’s EastLink decision could crimp Transurban toll road growth

The company’s incoming chief executive faces a more difficult task expanding the tollroad group after the competition regulator blocked its plans in Melbourne,

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  • Jenny Wiggins