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  • Lotus wind portfolio financing, Vietnam

    As investors in Vietnam scramble to include their power projects in the country's now-delayed PDP8, the $252 million Lotus portfolio financing of wind farms on the north-central coast recently achieved financial close

  • Tough life awaits PJM peakers as long-awaited auction disappoints

    After two years of delay due to uncertainty over the Minimum Offer Price Rule, PJM Interconnection has finally concluded its Base Residual Auction for delivery year 2022 / 2023, although results from the highly-anticipated auction have fallen short of market participants' expectations

  • The value of risk... explicit pricing of risks can help

    Explicit pricing of physical risks can help promote investments in the infrastructure sector. David Espinoza, senior principal at Geosyntec Consulting, Washington, DC, delves into his alternative for discounted cash flow modelling

  • Banks and investors begin to walk the ESG talk

    ESG considerations are starting to carry real financial weight, as is visible from the flurry of recent ESG-linked financings in the infrastructure market

  • Curtis Island LNG stake sale, Australia

    The rapid rise of renewables over the last decade has led to an increasing number of countries shunning fossil fuels, but if Shell’s recent sale of minority stake in its Curtis Island LNG plant is anything to go by, there is still a healthy appetite for natural gas among investors

  • Cost of capital king Equitix sets sights on NA market

    Equitix has hired a senior adviser as part of its North American expansion

  • Ermewa – a reluctant but successful sale

    A consortium of a DWS-controlled funds and Canadian investor Caisse des dépôt du Québec (CDPQ) recently prevailed in the auction for Ermewa Holding

  • M&A bankers prep district energy biz sales

    M&A bankers are readying the sales of a number of district energy systems that are anticipated to hit the auction block in coming weeks

  • Hybrid portfolio financing, Rajasthan

    Adani Green Energy’s earnings call with debt investors on Monday is likely to highlight one of the company’s most consequential transactions to close in FY2021. AGEL sealed a $1.35 billion senior debt facility with participation from 12 international banks to finance India's largest hybrid cluster development

  • Netflix and bone-crushing tedium…

    As we tentatively venture out of our homes to bump elbows – not rub shoulders as that’s too close – with friends and colleagues we’ve not seen for an age… it’s becoming horribly apparent that nobody has anything to say

  • Awards – a flattering market reflection?

    Having spent the last couple of weeks wading through submissions for IJGlobal Awards 2020 and now having launched into Judgment Day sessions… it’s with a somewhat giddy head that fingers hit keyboard for the Friday missive

  • Sitara Solar Energy, India

    Soft copy proposals were due at the end of last week on the government-backed Seci's Tranche-IV, which is the procurement of IPPs to develop up to 1,785MW of grid-connected solar power in north western India. The deadline arrives a month after the project company of a nearly $70 million solar power plant in northern India reached financial close

  • Battle for Suez: driving a hard bargain

    An M&A battle has seldom caused such a stench as that kicked up by Veolia’s struggle to swallow Suez, still unresolved after the best part of a year

  • The next generation of data for infrastructure investors – Special Report

    To the usual “How was Covid for you?” the team at EDHECinfra knows not to smile too much. “When we launched the commercial activities of EDHECinfra in 2019,” recalls director and founder Frederic Blanc-Brude, “one of us said something like ‘what we need now is a good crisis!’”

  • Future-proofing Asia Pacific – Hydrogen financing’s bamboo shoots

    The market is increasingly seizing opportunities across hydrogen’s value chain in Asia Pacific, with a natural alignment evolving between value chain and financial solutions. The industry needs to devote most resources towards drafting and negotiating security and guarantee packages, IJGlobal’s David Doré finds

  • Brexit Special Report 2021

    IJGlobal speaks to Assured Guaranty’s Paris-based Raphael de Tapol about the challenges brought by Brexit and how AG has risen to overcome them…

  • Investors look for exits amid Mexico’s counter-reform

    As the Mexican government pushes through its counter-reform of the energy sector, some investors are preparing to leave the country while others attempt to navigate the uncertainty

  • Environmentally, economically and politically unstable… nuclear

    The future of nuclear lies in the hands of governments that want to build it. Sophie Mellor looks at how ESG ratings, public and private financing as well as politically stability impact projects

  • 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

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