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  • Data centres – led by the wrinkled nose

    Data centres - they are increasingly flavour of the day among infrastructure funds with a good number of them shifting focus to target these assets. We are seeing increasing activity in this space and here we focus on an exciting area that is set to grow in coming years...

  • Private placements and investors' expanding appetites

    A few years ago, private placements in infrastructure were primarily focused on refinancings. Now, the private placement market has evolved in a number of ways enabling institutional investors to increasingly participate in infrastructure M&A deals, to act on the origination of deals, and going in as primary investors

  • Kuwait PPP 10 years on

    It is 10 years since Kuwait launched its PPP programme, which to date has delivered just one project, leading many to question whether procurement agency Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) will ever deliver most of its pipeline

  • Acquisition of 70% of ENGIE E&P International

    Private equity-backed operators have poured billions of dollars into the North Sea upstream industry over the last 18 months. Neptune Energy’s first deal to buy out ENGIE's portfolio seals the entry of another independent, but is likely to be the last in a flurry of sales of mega-sized upstream portfolios by majors

  • Spanish vultures circle for road killing

    Spanish construction leaders are lining up for the nine national road projects that are presently in triage – defibrillator juiced up – to revive them in time for a short spell of public ownership before being hawked off to the private sector once more

  • The bluffer’s guide to infrastructure

    Sitting down yesterday to an old-school lunch with a rare selection of industry veterans, discussion over a succulent rack of lamb and a cheeky bottle of red inevitably turned to the nostalgic “where are they now?” and swiftly evolved into the more waspish “how are they still there?”

  • Dublin Energy-from-Waste refinancing, Ireland

    The original financing of Covanta’s Dublin/Poolbeg energy-from waste (EfW) plant in 2014 took the best part a decade to close, unluckily catching the tail winds of the 2008 financial crisis. Fast forward to 14 December 2017, and Covanta has signed friendlier financial terms

  • Data Analysis: Europe and energy still funds' favourite

    Europe and energy - across traditional energy and renewables - continue to be the most significant focus at the start of 2018 for unlisted, close-ended funds raising capital globally

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