Nedbank CIB closes R1,3 billion finance deal for Intertoll’s 50% acquisition of Bombela

BCC is the owner and operator of the Gautrain high-speed rail concession. In 2006 the Gauteng Provincial Government awarded the Gautrain Project to BCC under a public-private-partnership concession agreement, which included the construction of the rapid rail system and a 15‑year contract for its maintenance and operation.

Over the past two decades, the Gautrain has become an example of public transport success and efficiency, transporting more than 60 million passengers over more than 380 000 individual train trips. The Gautrain is not only a green, safe and efficient mode of transport – it is also currently one of the most reliable commuter train services in the world, with an average train service availability of approximately 98,4%.

Intertoll is an independent infrastructure developer, operator and maintenance provider, and toll operator, that has its head office in Budapest, Hungary. The acquisition of a 50% stake in BCC is in line with the Intertoll Group’s strategic plan to diversify its portfolio of investments and to grow into new operational areas to complement its road portfolio.

Nedbank CIB acted as mandated lead arranger, sole underwriter and funder to the deal.

The transaction is a significant milestone for both Nedbank CIB and Intertoll, and aligns with Nedbank’s commitment to supporting infrastructure investment and development for the benefit of all South Africans.

Zoltan Pap, Managing Director of Intertoll, said the BCC transaction is a major step forward for Intertoll and expressed the group’s commitment to continue working to grow the value of this important asset for the company and the people of Gauteng.

The successful closing of this significant transaction is a testament to the strong relationship between Nedbank CIB and Intertoll, as well as the expertise and experience of Nedbank CIB in the infrastructure finance sector.