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  • Fund analysis: InfraVia

    At the start of the week (16 September), France's InfraVia announced the sale of the final asset held in the eponymous fund

  • IJGlobal Friday the 13th Special

    It’s Friday the 13th and – as the day behoves – we turn our focus to the darker side of the industry… the horrific, the ghastly and the downright wrong. Sourcing opinion from the market through a straw poll sent to a select crew of worthies, here follows a sense of where most people’s heads are at on a day when everything is supposed to go wrong

  • Currenta acquisition, Germany

    After a drawn out negotiation period, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA belatedly closed on the acquisition of the largest German chemical park operator, Currenta

  • KCOM acquisition, UK

    MIRA, an asset management division of Macquarie, was recently confirmed as the winner in a secret race with Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) to acquire British telecoms group KCOM

  • The server service

    In a world in which data is the new oil, data centres promise to be shrewd investments. But who is best placed to own these assets?

  • Fund analysis: EDIF II

    Two months before being acquired by MUFG, First State Investments signed off final close on its second generation vehicle European Diversified Infrastructure Fund II

  • 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

  • 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

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