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  • SNC-Lavalin – what the hell are you up to…?

    What gives at SNC-Lavalin these days? The scandal-prone, Canada-based construction giant is rarely out of the news – usually for all the wrong reasons – leaving the market wondering just how far a company can fall from grace… because this one’s breaking world records

  • Brazil's Parana touts infra pipeline

    The Brazilian state of Parana has an ambitious pipeline of infrastructure projects that were recently showcased at a roadshow to attract investors, with the extensive list including a large road concession as well as projects in the ports, airports, water and sanitation, energy and prisons sectors

  • I just don’t have words…

    OK, it’s silly season – that time of the year when infra hacks are supposed to scrabble around for news, smashing the phones in the vain attempt to raise anyone on the blower… tumbleweed gusting through the streets, a deathly pall across the financial centres, long lunches and worktime suntans

  • Glennmont's debt fund invests in Italo Solare debt

    Glennmont's new fund has made its first two investments into two portfolios of Italian solar loans – one performing and one non-performing. The first investment was into its own renewable energy asset backed security, the second was in a portfolio of non-performing Italian solar loans – the first investments of their kind in Italy

  • Gruelling seven months in infra

    It’s been a rough first half to the year, a gruelling seven months that’s taking a hefty toll on the IJGlobal team. The pressure of publishing our Funds Report and League Tables – hot on the heels of our Canada infrastructure conference – has put years on the editorial team

  • 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

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