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  • Macquarie / GIB and the August echo chamber

    It’s that time of year again – sailing past the mid-point of August with the echo chamber in full effect as the entirety of the (South) European infrastructure community basks itself in the very finest fleshpots that bonuses can afford

  • Denmark’s Frankenfund – it’s live…

    This week witnessed the birth of a fund that bears all the hallmarks of Frankenstein’s monster and it has now been unleashed on emerging markets. In a staggering display of Nordic good sense, Denmark’s largest company – a global leader in the ports and shipping space – has been spliced with three pension funds to create a monstrous vehicle to invest across African infrastructure and energy

  • Aela Wind Portfolio, Chile

    The debt contract for the three-asset Aela wind portfolio in Chile was anything but plain vanilla, and shows that there is still some appetite for long-tenor financings in the country

  • MENA cuts time to financial close

    The MENA region, never a slouch when it came to getting projects over the finish line, appears to be getting quicker at taking projects from preferred bidder (PB) to financial close

  • Ontario – light rail… heavy issues

    Light rail in Ontario is a hot topic these days with three under construction, five in procurement and another one at planning stage. With the normally clockwork procurement process struggling to meet its rigid deadlines, it’s not quite as fantastic a market as it used to be…

  • Turnberry 2007… where are they now? (Part 2)

    The second part of our look back at an infrastructure retreat hosted by IJ at Turnberry Hotel in 2007. Now, a decade later, we take a look back at the careers of those who attended and assess how kind the years have been...

  • Turnberry 2007… where are they now? (Part 1)

    Ten years ago, the great and good of the infrastructure community gathered at Turnberry Hotel in Scotland, guests of IJ at a retreat sponsored by Ashurst, Deloitte and BESI. Here we look at how the careers of those who attended have evolved over the course of the troubled decade...

  • Budapest Airport, Hungary

    Budapest Airport’s sponsors reached financial close on a refinancing of the asset in late July 2017, bringing pricing on debt sharply down as a result of strong performance since the refinancing of 2014

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