Designated last October, the consortium led by Eiffage (with Contacto, Egis,
CDC Projets) and advised by Dexia Public Finance Bank signed a contract with
Portuguese authorities for a 30-year concession for the Interior Norte highway
This concession is a part of the initial tender program launched in 1997 by
the Portuguese government. Interior Norte represents a total investment of
725 million euros for 155 kilometers of highway.
In this framework, Dexia Public Finance Bank, a subsidiary of the Dexia group
specialized in public finance and financial services for the public sector in
France and internationally, which benefits from very sophisticated technical
expertise in the highway sector, was chosen as advisor. Its mission has involved
helping the consortium draw up its financial proposal and assembling a group
of international banks to provide financing.
Dexia Public Finance Bank is proud to have contributed to the consortium"s
success in a very competitive environment. This operation constitutes a prestigious
reference in this sector.
With this operation, the European development of the Eiffage group will find
major concrete expression in a country in which it has been active for almost
70 years and in which, almost 30 years ago, it co-founded Brisa, the largest
Portuguese highway concession company.