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  • 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

  • Tłı̨chǫ All-Season Road P3, Canada

    The Tłı̨chǫ All-Season Road P3 project reached financial close in February. Despite being procured as a P3 with the typical DBFOM model, there are no banks involved, the private developers are providing a small percentage of the equity and a large chunk of the financing is being provided by the government

  • Infra fundraising – oops we did it again

    It’s unseemly to crow about one’s victories in the heavily-contested area of data gathering on fundraising by unlisted, global infrastructure funds… but sadly, it’s also irresistible. Over the course of 2018, IJInvestor logged final close on $104 billion raised by funds – closed- and open-ended, with equity and debt strategies – putting us a country mile ahead of our rivals

  • You queue and wait - Kuwait PPP

    Kuwait has once again restructured its PPP agency to kick-start stalled projects. Despite numerous delays and setbacks, its infrastructure ambitions remain extensive

  • AMLO's new Mexican infra reality

    The cancellation of major projects and a lack of clarity on government plans are making international investors nervous about Mexico though the country's infrastructure need is still significant

  • Infra funds – global fundraising

    While 2018 failed to log a mega fund final close – something infra hacks love to hang a story round – this last year managed to break fundraising records across a slew of smaller vehicles, the vast majority of which are (not surprisingly) focused on equity

  • Infrastructure – in a league (table) of its own

    When it comes to analysing activity across the global infrastructure finance landscape, it’s always reassuring to confirm the accuracy – often not the case – of received industry wisdom, while also identifying trends that are less obvious to those who perhaps fail to see the trees for the woods

  • Infra fund dilemma – blame the pig or the feeder?

    In the same week that Luxembourg announced plans to legalise cannabis (and make all public transport free), folk have been wondering whether many infrastructure fund managers will domicile in the small European duchy to enjoy the benefits of a liberal system while they play fast and loose with targets and hard caps

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