Special Purpose 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.
A council in the North West is considering using a local asset backed vehicle to sweat its land holdings.
The London Borough of Barnet is considering combining two innovative regeneration funding vehicles to deliver part of its Brent Cross Cricklewood redevelopment.
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.
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 Borough Council has voted to create a joint venture with a private developer for a large urban extension.
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.
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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A report which includes a look at the most favoured funding methods for town centre regeneration schemes in Scotland.
A powerful rolling investment fund could be created using a cocktail of funding streams.
What lessons can infrastructure providers learn from the privatised utilities?
Under what circumstances is it suitable for the public sector to grant a company rights to exploit revenues of an infrastructure asset?
Could new bodies take the strain of local infrastructure provision?
Could local authorities achieve economies of scale by borrowing through a special purpose finance vehicle?
Can the PFI model be reshaped to make it attractive to pension funds and institutional investors?
It might be the most familiar model, but it does come with disadvantages.
Why does the requirement to refinance arise and how can public finances can be spent benefit refinancing projects?
A study of mechanisms local authorities use to bring forward land for employment development.
In current economic climates, how can a LABV help local authorities raise cash?
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