- BBGI SICAV saw a further increase of 2.6 pence (2.1%) in the net asset value per share in the first half of the year as well as the dividend of 3.125p per share paid in June.

The company said it had resolved to increase the target dividend for the current year by 4.0% to 6.5 pence per share and would pay an interim dividend of 3.25 pence per share in October.

It said that as at 30 June, its assets consisted of interests in 39 high-quality, availability-based, PPP/PFI infrastructure assets.

It said the assets, in the roads and bridges, healthcare, education, justice and other services sectors, were located in Australia, Canada, Continental Europe, the UK and the US.

It said 97% of the assets by value were operational, 0% were in early-stage construction and 3% were in late-stage construction and expected to become operational before the end of 2017.

At 9:30am: [LON:BBGI] BBGI Sicav S.A. share price was +0.25p at 151p

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