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CBI endorses use of asset backed vehicles

The benefits of creating local asset backed vehicles are still strong, despite the failure of some early versions of the model, according to a new report produced on behalf of the Confederation of British Industry.

Council moves to investigate LABV solution

A council in the North West is considering using a local asset backed vehicle to sweat its land holdings.

Brent Cross regeneration could combine TIF and LABV

The London Borough of Barnet is considering combining two innovative regeneration funding vehicles to deliver part of its Brent Cross Cricklewood redevelopment.

GVA appointed on Swindon urban extension vehicle

Swindon Borough Council has appointed consultant GVA to help it find a private sector partner for probably the first LABV aimed at developing an urban extension.

Work set to start on Bournemouth LABV projects

Morgan Sindell Investments has signed contracts for £40 million of regeneration activity as part of its local asset backed vehicle owned jointly with Bournemouth Borough Council.

Swindon Council set to create development joint venture

Swindon Borough Council has voted to create a joint venture with a private developer for a large urban extension.

Arms-length council investment vehicle mooted

Councils could use new freedoms to create a new model of stand-alone investment company to invest in infrastructure, according to SocInvest Thought Leader, law firm Pinsent Masons.

John Laing calls time on asset-backed vehicle model

Developer John Laing is set to make 16 redundancies, blaming a lack of opportunities in the public private partnership opportunities in the UK and “lack of traction” in the LABV model.

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Special Purpose Vehicles Intelligence

Scottish Town Centres

A report which includes a look at the most favoured funding methods for town centre regeneration schemes in Scotland.

Investment Funds

A powerful rolling investment fund could be created using a cocktail of funding streams.

Regulatory asset base model

What lessons can infrastructure providers learn from the privatised utilities?

Concessions

Under what circumstances is it suitable for the public sector to grant a company rights to exploit revenues of an infrastructure asset?

Regional Infrastructure Company

Could new bodies take the strain of local infrastructure provision?

Aggregator finance vehicle with public sector provision

Could local authorities achieve economies of scale by borrowing through a special purpose finance vehicle?

Availability and Performance Model

Can the PFI model be reshaped to make it attractive to pension funds and institutional investors?

Institutional Lease Model

It might be the most familiar model, but it does come with disadvantages.

Public sector finance solutions

Why does the requirement to refinance arise and how can public finances can be spent benefit refinancing projects?

Releasing the Potential - Approaches for bringing forward employment space

A study of mechanisms local authorities use to bring forward land for employment development.

Local asset backed vehicles - the future?

In current economic climates, how can a LABV help local authorities raise cash?

Special Purpose Vehicles Experts

Centre for Cities

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Squire Sanders

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