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  • KCOM acquisition, UK

    MIRA, an asset management division of Macquarie, was recently confirmed as the winner in a secret race with Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) to acquire British telecoms group KCOM

  • The Lone Star state closes its final toll road deal?

    Texas is recognised as one of the few US states with a successful P3 programme, having closed around six deals from 2008-2016. Following a lull, a new segment of the 35W redevelopment project in north Texas reached financial close in August – and could perhaps be the last privately funded toll road deal in the Lone Star state

  • The server service

    In a world in which data is the new oil, data centres promise to be shrewd investments. But who is best placed to own these assets?

  • University of Leicester student housing PFI, UK

    A consortium led by Equitix this month reached financial close on the University of Leicester’s student housing project

  • Aloha to renewable energy

    Hawaii − the most fossil fuel dependent state in the US − is determined to relieve its dependence on oil

  • Australia’s Spencer Gulf: a renewables-industry-export vision

    The Spencer Gulf region in South Australia has a burgeoning pipeline of green energy projects that aim to solve grid stability concerns and power the region’s major resources

  • Graham Vinter… the man who wrote 'the book'

    IJGlobal speaks to legendary lawyer Graham Vinter about infrastructure after PFI, the promise of Africa, and being lured back from retirement

  • Uzbekistan’s privatisation programme

    Following an April decree by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and subsequent cabinet resolution, the Uzbekistan Government has embarked on a sweeping privatisation programme. Ahead of the upcoming Tashkent International Investment Forum in October, market sources told IJGlobal what foreign financiers and investors can expect

  • Kahone and Toube solar PV, Senegal

    IFC has reached financial close on the second project under its Scaling Solar programme in Sub-Saharan Africa – this time two projects of a combined 60MW in Senegal

  • Telecoms investment in Africa

    EIB's investment in Cape Verde is part of a rising wave of capital coming into Africa telecoms projects, from both DFIs and commercial banks

  • Andy Robinson – from beyond the vale

    In the first of a series of focuses on figures in the global infrastructure industry, IJGlobal turns the spotlight on a prominent project finance banker – Andy Robinson – who rose to fame at NordLB, building out an impressive global offering and surrounding himself with an eclectic crew of deal makers...

  • SNC-Lavalin – what the hell are you up to…?

    What gives at SNC-Lavalin these days? The scandal-prone, Canada-based construction giant is rarely out of the news – usually for all the wrong reasons – leaving the market wondering just how far a company can fall from grace… because this one’s breaking world records

  • Fund analysis: EDIF II

    Two months before being acquired by MUFG, First State Investments signed off final close on its second generation vehicle European Diversified Infrastructure Fund II

  • Mexican O&G on shaky ground

    Mexico's new administration is seeking to reverse efforts to bring more foreign investment into the country's oil & gas sector

  • Brazil's Parana touts infra pipeline

    The Brazilian state of Parana has an ambitious pipeline of infrastructure projects that were recently showcased at a roadshow to attract investors, with the extensive list including a large road concession as well as projects in the ports, airports, water and sanitation, energy and prisons sectors

  • I just don’t have words…

    OK, it’s silly season – that time of the year when infra hacks are supposed to scrabble around for news, smashing the phones in the vain attempt to raise anyone on the blower… tumbleweed gusting through the streets, a deathly pall across the financial centres, long lunches and worktime suntans

  • Indonesia PPP: time to take off

    President Joko Widodo’s administration has been pushing to prepare Indonesia’s public private partnership (PPP) programme. As his second term starts in earnest, tentative hopes that PPP procurement may be set to accelerate have been reignited. Airport privatisations are already underway and look set to lead the PPP pipeline

  • Glennmont's debt fund invests in Italo Solare debt

    Glennmont's new fund has made its first two investments into two portfolios of Italian solar loans – one performing and one non-performing. The first investment was into its own renewable energy asset backed security, the second was in a portfolio of non-performing Italian solar loans – the first investments of their kind in Italy

  • Beatrice Offshore Wind, Refinancing

    With a strike price at £140 per MWh over a 15-year contract, the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm proved a highly attractive asset for lenders, allowing its sponsors to slash debt pricing via a refinancing and release £500 million in equity

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