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  • Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm, UK

    The drawn-out debt raising of the 60% merchant Seagreen offshore wind farm reveals an off-kilter future of what kind of financing fully-merchant wind will require in the future, writes IJGlobal reporter Sophie Mellor

  • Working from the dog house

    An English phrase that needs no explanation to people who are not native to the tongue has to be “in the dog house”. Six months into working from home (WFH) – more commonly known as Living At Work (LAW) – and I’ve been checked into the dog house for the foreseeable

  • Antwerp Gateway refi, Belgium

    The infrastructure debt markets are being continuously tested for resilience as coronavirus continues to dominate the headlines, mostly impacting greenfield projects that are largely being pushed back in the hope of a more stable economic environment

  • La Estrella & Sol de Los Andes, Chile

    Four years after a competitively-bid renewables auction in Chile, financings for projects that were awarded contracts continue to trickle through to financial close, with OPDEnergy among the last to cross the line

  • Training policymakers to drive digital infrastructure

    One of the greatest challenges facing policymakers is how to transform countries digitally. One of the best ways to achieve this – according to M&E Global managing partner William Cox – is through training, qualifying and motivating them to draft laws and rules favorable to digitalized economies

  • Trials and tribulations of living at work

    The cuckoo effect is ramping up to alarming levels. Having returned from furlough, my co-worker (wife) has firmly established her beachhead on the dining room table, cutting eyes every time I “jump on” a Teams call or (quietly) chew the fat with an old chum, chuckling over a bon mot or two

  • Enchant tests investor appetite for CCS with equity raise

    With the ground rules finally in place for the monetization of tax credits for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), Enchant Energy has begun to test whether investors are ready to take the plunge, as it seeks equity partners for a $1.3 billion project located at the 847MW San Juan coal-fired generation station in New Mexico

  • I have never gone so long without…

    It was while sitting at the dining room table, bashing away at the laptop desperately trying to ignore my co-worker (wife) who is a lot noisier on the phone than she gives herself credit for being, that one of her booming contacts quips: “I have never gone so long without…”

  • Almaty Ring Road PPP, Kazakhstan

    The Kazakh tenge has been volatile and eventually collapses 50% against the US dollar just days before the selection committee opens the financial-bid envelopes to develop the Almaty Ring Road PPP project. It is November 2015 and bidders are increasingly anxious. IJGlobal unpacks a road of many firsts

  • Hamilton Projects Acquiror, Pennsylvania

    The Carlyle Group and EIG Global Energy Partners’ deal to take ownership of Panda Power Funds’ Patriot and Liberty combined-cycle gas-fired plants in Pennsylvania ended years of speculation about the fate of the 2 plants. But the story did not end there, as the buyers launched the acquisition financing into a market roiled by coronavirus

  • IEnova solar portfolio, Mexico

    In early June, Sempra Energy subsidiary IEnova reached financial close on a 376MW four-project portfolio of solar assets in Mexico, even as the country's renewable energy sector grappled with delays, a hostile government and a financing environment that many considered impossible

  • PPPs in Australia's infra-led recovery

    Australia's PPP pipeline could be set for a boost as politicians in state and federal governments around the country have fast-tracked infrastructure approvals and allocated billions in new budget, as they aim for a construction-led economic recovery from Covid-19. After a surprise PPP cancellation in Victoria, signals for PPP players are mixed...

  • IJInvestor Awards – open for entries

    IJInvestor – the IJGlobal title tracking fund deployment and infrastructure/energy M&A activity – has now gone live with the portal for its 2020 awards celebrating achievements and individuals across a global playing field

  • Aviator Wind, Texas

    Ares Management Corp's 525MW Aviator wind farm in Texas had to navigate some Covid-related turbulence, but the private equity firm was ultimately able bring on board a pair of very different buyers to land the deal safely last month

  • The new BNDES, a one-stop-shop

    Brazilian development bank BNDES has been trying to reposition itself over the last 12 months, the timeframe of its new administration. Traditionally seen as a major competitor by commercial national and international debt providers, the institution is making an effort to be more than just a lender. It aims to become a one-stop-shop for developing Brazil’s infrastructure

  • IJ Survey – Digital Infra to re-boot economies

    Investors are poised to commit heavily to digital infrastructure, according to a new worldwide investor survey and study conducted by IJGlobal and M&E Global. The global survey reveals that 63% of respondents – all of whom are actively involved in the financing or delivery of digital infrastructure – believe that the Covid-19 pandemic will give digital infrastructure a significant push...

  • Al Kharsaah solar PV first phase, Qatar

    A consortium led by Marubeni and Total have closed on the first phase of its 800MW solar PV with a low tariff of $0.01449 per kilowatt hour that has helped to push the cost of renewable energy further down in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic

  • Griffith Energy, Arizona

    After outbidding several rivals in a competitive auction in February for the 570MW Griffith Energy gas-fired project in Arizona, ArcLight Capital Partners was ready to put acquisition financing in place. Then the pandemic happened...

  • IJ Unplugged – Digital Infrastructure

    IJGlobal yesterday hosted a webinar – the latest in our IJ Unplugged series of online interviews – with long-time partner M&E Global Inc to discuss the findings of a survey into investor appetite and preparedness for digital infrastructure

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