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  • Major oil and gas sell down

    Oil and gas major Royal Dutch Shell last week reached an agreement to dispose of its interest in several blocks in the Gulf of Mexico Green Canyon. It is not the only oil and gas company trying to sell off assets to raise capital.

  • Data Analysis: Chinese takeover

    The aborted sale of AusGrid is part of a wider pattern of Chinese investment in transmission and distribution assets in Australia, and other major markets

  • Tesla's drive for solar plus storage

    SolarCity’s board approved Tesla’s offer to buy out the company this week, but the market remains skeptical as to whether it’s really a good deal for either company’s investors.

  • M&A bright spot

    The M&A market bucked the general trend of decline in H1 2016, thanks in large part to oil and gas company acquisitions

  • Global M&A volumes hit by political uncertainty

    The volume of merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions had already fallen globally this year before the UK’s vote to exit the EU spread uncertainty through the market. Though concerns attached to Brexit are anticipated to subside in the coming months, the US election at the end of the year is expected to create additional uncertainty

  • Data Analysis: Sharp fall in US oil & gas volumes in H1

    Whereas the power sector saw modest growth in terms of total deal value, renewables slowed by nearly 30% and oil & gas fell by a staggering 75%

  • Belgium disrupts its renewables market

    While most of Europe has been contemplating the potential impacts of the UK's withdrawal from the EU, Belgium has been quietly remodeling its energy market

  • Data Analysis: Record levels of Chinese acquisitions in Europe

    Some of the largest infrastructure and energy acquisitions in 2015 and 2016 in Europe have featured Chinese companies, bidding alone or as part of a consortia. With only one quarter of data to go by, 2016 is likely the strongest year yet for Chinese acquisitions in Europe

  • Data Analysis: European wind and solar M&A on the rise

    The total value of wind and solar acquisition deals reaching financial close in Europe has seen a steady increase since the start of 2015, according to IJGlobal data

  • Data Analysis: North American midstream

    The last three quarters have witnessed an uptick in M&A activity in the North American midstream corporate sector as asset owners have looked to raise money through divestments

  • Cloghboola wind farm acquisition, Ireland

    Cloghboola demonstrates the appetite for institutionals to take on smaller-sized debt, using a hybrid structure more commonly seen in the US market

  • TransGrid, Australia

    The A$10.3 billion financing for the acquisition of the 99-year lease of New South Wales electricity distribution company TransGrid tested the willingness of the offshore bank market to finance large infrastructure assets in Australia and international banks responded with a clear positive signal

  • The changing equity mix of offshore wind

    The equity mix at pre-construction phase for project financed European offshore wind developments has changed vastly since the sector was born more than 15 years ago

  • Edra Global Energy acquisition, Malaysia

    1MDB’s sale of its power unit, Edra Global Energy, to a Chinese developer allows the fund some breathing space to pay off its debt, although ultimately throws up more questions than it answers

  • Investors drawn to Europe’s emergent towercos

    Independent telecoms tower operators across Europe are looking to grow market share. Infrastructure funds are increasingly buying into the strong, low risk returns these tower companies offer.

  • Data Analysis: Europe set for record year in infrastructure M&A

    2015 looks set to be a year that could surpass the 2007 peak of European infrastructure acquisitions over the last 10 years

  • The privatisation of Vorotan hydro cascade, Armenia

    A major energy acquisition closed in Armenia this month, despite the government’s proposed 17% hike to the country’s electricity tariffs

  • Data Analysis: The European gas grid selloff

    European utilities’ need to relieve stressed balance sheets has prompted sales of gas grids, and existing investors are increasing their shareholdings in the assets

  • The bidding prospects for Australia's TransGrid

    The increasing appetite among investors for infrastructure assets in Australia could push sale prices for the 'poles and wires' privatisation even higher than what has been previously thought

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