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  • New fundtiers: novel UK investment opportunities

    The last few weeks has seen the launch of several new types of speciality infrastructure fund for alternative assets in the UK. Each specialises in a niche proposition though all look to support the energy transition

  • It’s beginning to look a lot like infra…

    Welcome to the final missive for the year written in the teetering shadow of a mountain of IJGlobal award submissions in advance of signing off for 2018 and wishing you all a merry Christmas and the very best for 2019

  • Greece tries to swap EU funds for PPPs

    In early October, EU Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu visited Greece to inaugurate two major transport projects – the Tithorea-Domokos railway line and Thriassio Pedio Freight Complex

  • US airports – hashtag flying too

    Everyone has an airport horror story and – curiously – many of them occur in America. For a First World nation that embraced flight early as the favoured mode of transport, it remains a curiosity that the user experience is so… Third World

  • Cory Riverside Energy refinancing, UK

    In the recent auction of UK energy-from-waste plant operator Cory Riverside Energy, BNP Paribas offered to provide a substantial debt underwrite for the Dalmore Capital-led consortium that ultimately emerged victorious. Four months later, the bank closed the syndication of a £554 million debt package, bringing banks and institutions into the deal

  • The acquisition of JLIF

    Curious observers will now wonder what the deal means for the market

  • Kwinana energy-from-waste plant, Australia

    The 36MW Kwinana EfW plant in Western Australia is the first large-scale thermal EfW project to be financed in the country

  • Infra funds – cards on the table again

    In anticipation of publication of our quarterly funds and investors report, the temptation is too great to hold back our key findings, laying our cards on the table and smiling knowingly at rivals that our data wins the day again

  • Shouting at credit committees

    After a lumpy year to date and a deathly-quiet August, the global infrastructure community is bracing for a rush to Christmas with many fearing that the first quarter of 2019 will be fairly sedate – particularly in Europe

  • Policy shaping Australian renewables landscape

    Australia's National Energy Guarantee may have been abandoned by new prime minister Scott Morrison, but appetite for renewables investments in the country remains strong, especially among infrastructure funds

  • Acquisition of North Sea Midstream Partners, UK

    The acquisition of North Sea Midstream Partners was a major win for Kuwait sovereign international investor Wren House Infrastructure Management, and followed a competitive auction process in which bidders leapt to pre-empt the binding offer deadline by around a week

  • London-listed infra funds: trading at discounts

    London-listed infrastructure funds have suffered periods of trading at discounts in 2018 – one dropped out of a trophy M&A auction, and various asset sales are predicted

  • A new model: Thames Tideway Tunnel

    WHAT WE SAID THEN: “The new Thames Tideway Tunnel sewer in London has achieved construction phase stable returns for investors and a cost of capital well below the industry average at 2.497%, all under a bespoke regulatory regime”

  • MAPs of the world

    The smart meter market in the UK, with responsibility for roll-outs lying with energy suppliers, is a competitive market of independent meter asset providers, often backed by infrastructure funds

  • How to tie a noose…

    You know it’s grim on the street when you idly google “how to tie a noose” while on the phone to an old chum (surprisingly easy, it turns out) as he drones on that – even though there’s actually quite a lot going on out there, it’s just a bit… you know… dull

  • Santa Vitoria do Palmar financing, Brazil

    IDB Invest recently closed a total credit guarantee to help finance Atlantic Renewable Energy's 207MW Santa Vitoria do Palmar wind complex in Rio Grande do Sul, in a peculiar transaction that saw the private sector arm of the IDB Group provide a guarantee greater than the total value of the infrastructure debentures issued to fund the project

  • M25 road refinancing, UK

    London’s orbital M25 motorway refinancing was the largest infrastructure refi seen in the UK since the Intercity Express deal of 2015

  • Los Angeles Automated People Mover, US

    As a mass-transit solution, California’s $2.5 billion Los Angeles Automated People Mover breaks new ground for financing in the US, delivering a 2.25 mile elevated electric train system, connecting parking facilities to the international airport

  • The UK’s broadband bonanza

    The UK's broadband roll-out has so far attracted significant private capital, and a growing number of investment opportunities are appearing on the horizon

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