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  • 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

  • Quebec’s Library and Archives Canada P3

    The Library and Archives Canada P3 project in Quebec reached financial close in April with a bank and bond financing structure. While closing took place earlier in the year, an announcement was not made until June due to a prolonged period of severe flooding in the Gatineau region

  • 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

  • International capital eyes Saudi infra plans

    Saudi Arabia, like many of its neighbouring countries in the Gulf region, is trying to reduce its economy’s reliance on oil exports

  • Canada – victim of its own success

    It’s rarely wise to hold up a market as a bellwether as it all but guarantees a dramatic reversal of fortunes, but when it comes to social infrastructure and transport, Canada – in parts – is a shining star in an otherwise fairly lacklustre universe

  • Ottawa’s ESAP P3, Canada

    Ottawa’s project to modernise, maintain and operate the district energy system that heats 80 buildings and cools 67 buildings – including parliament buildings – in Canada’s capital region reached financial close on 29 May

  • EXCLUSIVE Ravenhall Prison PPP refinancing, Australia

    The US private placement refinancing of Ravenhall Prison PPP in Victoria has achieved a record tenor, going out to the end of the project's concession term in 2042

  • Ecuadorian PPPs – some progress

    Latin America is increasingly looking at the PPP model as a way of facilitating private investment in new infrastructure. Ecuador is no exception to this trend

  • Social housing bundle 1 PPP, Ireland

    Financial close on bundle 1 of Ireland's first social housing PPP project comes at a time of mounting pressure on the housing market, with a shortage of housing supply, an increased demand for home ownership and cases of half-built properties dotted across the country

  • Ethiopia’s REGREP on reality

    Ethiopia has seen three separate solar programmes reach significant milestones during the course of April – but a more important event last month was the emergence of the Renewable Energy Guarantee Programme that may lead to the East African state’s first ever utility-scale solar PV

  • Sharing “spillover tax revenue”: a revolution in infra

    India’s new national broadband network could be the first project to enact an entirely new concession model, one which could revolutionise infrastructure finance

  • 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

  • Trillium Line Extension P3, Canada

    The Trillium Line Extension DBFM project in Ottawa reached financial close in April with SNC-Lavalin – through its wholly-owned subsidiary TransitNEXT – selected to build the project. This was despite grumblings from competing teams that it failed to meet the minimum technical score of 70% set out in public documents provided by city officials

  • 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

  • UAE procurement – on the brink of change

    The lack of a full PPP programme has held back international private investment for years. To change this Abu Dhabi recently implemented a new PPP law

  • 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

  • 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

  • EXCLUSIVE New South Wales’ Regional Rail PPP, Australia

    The Momentum Trains consortium achieved financial close on 15 February for the Regional Rail PPP in New South Wales, with a group of international banks providing debt with a novel amortisation schedule, while the NSW government has given itself the option to terminate or extend the O&M concession at year 15

  • Wales & Borders rolling stock, UK

    Arriva's 15-year Wales and Borders franchise came to in October last year

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