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  • Georgia Power sustainability bond, US

    Georgia Power brought another new ESG labeled security to the US utility sector in February when it issued its first sustainability bond – which is similar to a green bond but with an expanded list of eligible projects that include social initiatives

  • Long-haul recovery for aviation

    One year on from the grounding of flights in Europe and the US, one of the hardest hit corners of the infrastructure world is still reeling from the pandemic, though the industry is hoping for the vaccine ramp-up to lead to the start of a recovery later this year

  • Satria Satellite PPP, Indonesia

    Indonesia's first multi-functional satellite PPP – the $550 million Satria satellite – achieved financial close last month, 3 years after Indonesia's Ministry of Communication and Information Technology launched the project tender

  • California State University, Fresno utility P3

    The US higher education sector is in the midst of a prolonged crisis which predates Covid-19 with many institutions under a great deal of financial distress. While we may not see a significant increase in greenfield energy projects involving entirely new campuses or energy systems, there will be some... like the Central Utility Plant Replacement P3 project at CSU Fresno

  • Baltic district heating finds a private equity owner

    Partners Group is acquiring a district heating platform in the Baltics, in the latest of a string of exits by Finnish utility Fortum

  • Gás Natural Açu, Brazil

    Port of Açu located in the municipality of São João da Barra, in the North of Rio de Janeiro state is on its way to becoming a grandiose industrial complex serving the oil & gas industry

  • The UK student housing market – alive and kicking

    The UK student housing market appears to be alive and well after recent deals by Dutch pensions group APG and real estate developer Greystar, while the European market is beginning to heat up

  • Glenfarne portfolio, Latin America

    Before 2020 came to a close, New York-based developer Glenfarne Group was able to refinance its roughly 1.5GW Latin American generation portfolio with a mix of bank debt and bonds, following a path opened up by other sponsors in the region who had refinanced their assets earlier in the year

  • New England Solar Farm – NSW, Australia

    The first large-scale fully-merchant solar farm to reach financial close in Australia made it over the line in early February, providing a pathfinder for similar deals

  • Lighthouse Renewable, US

    While yield companies have sometimes been known to bring in third-party equity providers to co-own renewable energy assets, when Clearway Energy Group recently offloaded a 1.6GW portfolio of wind,solar and solar-plus storage assets to its yieldco Clearway Energy, the third-party investor opted for an unusual capital structure, swapping out common equity for less risky preferred equity instead

  • Baltica 2 and 3 offshore wind farms, Poland

    Poland’s drive to bring their offshore wind efforts up to speed with their western European neighbours has been a valiant effort

  • Nur Navoi Solar, Uzbekistan

    A milestone in Uzbekistan’s power-sector reform programme was the financial close in December 2020 of Masdar’s 100MW Nur Navoi’s solar power project. Once Masdar found its footing after the market volatility’s zenith in Q1 2020, the Mubadala Investment subsidiary moved decisively towards closing Uzbekistan’s first IPP solar project

  • Asper scales up with co-investment strategy 

    In the face of a challenging fundraising environment and sky-high valuations, independent London-based investment manager Asper has attracted large investors with its own co-investment model

  • Next stop: Peru

    Aware of the importance of infrastructure to economic growth, and of the role of the government in driving the industry, Peruvian leaders have started to think strategically and to make that clear to investors

  • Alarm over energy counter-reform in Mexico

    As Mexico's President Andres Manuel López Obrador lays out his vision of a counter-reform of his country’s energy industry, private investors in power and renewables are pondering whether to leave – assuming they are able to find an exit

  • Renewables in crosshairs as SPACs take aim

    Special purpose acquisition companies have proliferated at a blistering pace over the past year, and market participants are virtually certain that at least one renewable energy developer will go public this way by the end of 2021

  • UEP Penonomé II, Panama

    InterEnergy Group’s recent refinancing of two renewable energy projects in Panama – one of which is named for a papal encyclical – was the first issuance of green bonds from the private sector in Central America. Investors gave the deal their full blessing

  • Xiamen Xiangyu steel plant, Indonesia

    China state-owned logistics company Xiamen Xiangyu on 15 December achieved financial close on the more than $2 billion integrated steel plant project, one of its largest overseas investments

  • Prince George’s Schools P3, Maryland

    Prince George’s County in Maryland became the first district in the US to finance the construction of five new middle schools and one K-8 school through a P3, despite concerns that the project could encounter similar problems to a transport deal that was embroiled in legal turmoil in the state last year

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