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  • Australian energy-from-waste: burning brighter

    Australia has seen an explosion in wind, solar and now energy storage development, while EfW has been a slow burner. But with waste exports less viable and landfill less tolerated, EfW could catch light

  • PPP stakes – buyer beware…

    The touch paper has this week been lit on a little-discussed financing wheeze that involves the sale of “economic interest stakes” on under-construction PPP projects – creating a bomb that (in worst case scenarios) will blow up in investors’ faces

  • Brazil's dynamic renewables market

    Developers are having to turn to new revenue and financing sources to meet Brazil’s ambitious non-hydro renewables generation targets

  • Climate Investor One, final close

    Climate Investor One, the Netherlands-based vehicle(s) investing throughout the life of renewable opportunities in emerging markets, unquestionably has exemplary ESG credentials

  • Defining the energy transition

    Investors see growing opportunities in the energy transition, though may have differing ideas of what that term actually means

  • Fund analysis: Digital Colony Partners

    On 5 June Florida-based Digital Colony Management signed off final close on its maiden fund Digital Colony Partners at $4.05 billion, slightly above the hard cap

  • Monster hunting – energy storage in Asia

    Major battery storage projects in Asia may still seem mythical to some, but many have taken on the quest

  • Libor transition – buckle up for a rough ride

    The infrastructure industry is bracing for a storm of monumental proportions as the market readies itself for the transition away from established inter-bank lending rates that underpin many billions of dollars of loans across this global sector

  • 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

  • Renewable energy – opportunity knocks

    In a market where there’s a lot more cash available than places to deploy it, developers are following opportunity wherever that may be… hounded by a retinue of eager lenders, equity players and advisers

  • European renewables attract wide range of investors

    European renewable energy assets remain popular among fund managers and their investors

  • London calling: LSE’s new green opportunities

    The good financial weather on the London Stock Exchange continues to entice managers of prospective listed renewables funds. Its appeal has drawn two in recent months which share an intriguing set of features – both are denominated in non-sterling currencies, both are headquartered abroad, and neither buys assets in the UK

  • Brooklyn Navy Yard cogen refi, US

    Axium Infrastructure completed the refinancing of the Brooklyn Navy Yard 286MW gas and oil-fired cogeneration facility in New York on 14 February using hybrid financing comprising tax-exempt bonds, taxable notes, and funds held under accounts created by the 1997 tax-exempt indenture

  • 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

  • The great North American job hunt

    Few things set tongues wagging faster in the infrastructure community than recruitment trends, bonuses and salaries. While most folk like to benchmark careers against their peer group – frequently sucking the wind out of many a sail – everyone wants to know who is going where

  • 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

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