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  • The great infra fund bean feast

    In a world ruled by data – its capture, storage and the limitless capacity for manipulation – one of the mainstays of an infra hack’s life is to anticipate market shifts based on hard facts and a rather splendid database. This week’s missive turns the focus on infra funds and the anticipated uptick in activity that’s impacting the industry and looks set to dish up a bean feast for years to come

  • The public takeover of Alpiq, Switzerland

    As Switzerland phases out coal-fired and nuclear generation capacity, the country’s dependence on hydropower increases

  • Freedom Gas – breaking new territory

    It’s an ill wind that blows a fresh nugget of jargon across our computer screens, and once again we have our cousins across The Pond to thank for it as they re-brand natural gas to “Freedom Gas”

  • Talasol Solar Farm, Spain

    Ellomay has financed this 300MW solar farm with only a partial power hedge, showing how Spain is leading the way in innovative renewable energy deals

  • Offshore wind – floating an idea

    It’s a source of constant consternation for an observer of global infrastructure to watch as nascent technologies make the leap from emergent status to established/bankable in the blink of an eye… and that’s exactly what we see once again in the offshore wind space with floating turbines

  • Fund focus switches from Asia Pacific to social infra

    As eight unlisted, closed-ended infrastructure funds raised $20.6 billion at final close in the first quarter of 2019, some interesting trends have emerged from the IJInvestor Funds and Investors Q1 2019 report

  • Infra funds – pride before the fall

    Since the beginning of time, the masses have been enthralled by building higher and bigger… a hubristic trait that usually ends badly and is repeatedly played out in the infrastructure funds space. This is why our quarterly report on fundraising by global infrastructure funds has so many in the industry predicting doom

  • Revolving doors whip up a storm

    With bonuses now having been trousered by many London infrastructure bankers, the resignation season is in full swing as people ready themselves for new challenges or ease into the salaried luxury of gardening leave

  • Fibre fiefdoms: here to stay?

    Fibre-to-the-‘x’ deals – substitute x for premises, home or office – are increasingly visible in the M&A space, and in the last few weeks several deals have seen ambitious new players test the waters with some success

  • It’s that time of year again…

    League tables have to be one of the most divisive pieces of research that IJGlobal publishes. Why divisive, I hear you ask? Well, they make some people angry when they don’t top the tables

  • Acquisition of Glow Energy, Thailand

    Global Power Synergy on 22 March submitted a tender offer for the remaining shares of Glow Energy, one of Thailand's largest independent power producers, having earlier this month completed the share purchase agreement with Engie to acquire its stake in the company

  • Peruvian broadband: Get connected

    Telecoms projects are on the rise across Latin America, including Peru, where ProInversión in January awarded six broadband network PPP projects for a total investment of $358 million

  • Funding US wells, not walls

    The first couple of months of 2019 saw substantial deals for the oil and gas industry in North America

  • Institutional investors – doing it for themselves

    There’s a growing trend in the infrastructure community for institutional investors to “go it alone”, eschewing the services of fund managers as they deploy big tickets across the global market

  • Veja Mate Offshore Wind Farm, Germany

    Earlier this month the first in a series of much anticipated German offshore wind acquisitions reached financial close. Sales of equity stakes in three other projects are expected to close this year following the sale of 80% of Veja Mate

  • Infra fundraising – oops we did it again

    It’s unseemly to crow about one’s victories in the heavily-contested area of data gathering on fundraising by unlisted, global infrastructure funds… but sadly, it’s also irresistible. Over the course of 2018, IJInvestor logged final close on $104 billion raised by funds – closed- and open-ended, with equity and debt strategies – putting us a country mile ahead of our rivals

  • Ørsted's sale of 50% stake in Deepwater Wind

    Earlier this month Ørsted and Eversource agreed to collaborate on US Atlantic Coast offshore wind projects in a deal worth about $225 million for the second time

  • Investment in India gathers momentum

    IJInvestor data shows that international funds and institutional investors are already active in the market. There are 36 active funds focusing solely on India with a target of investing over $90 billion of capital

  • Infra funds – global fundraising

    While 2018 failed to log a mega fund final close – something infra hacks love to hang a story round – this last year managed to break fundraising records across a slew of smaller vehicles, the vast majority of which are (not surprisingly) focused on equity

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