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  • IJGlobal ESG Awards – The Judging Panel

    We are delighted to announce the judging panel for the inaugural IJGlobal ESG Awards that were launched last week

  • Cairo Monorail PPP, Egypt

    Cairo Monorail Transit Project – a mass transit solution that is to be the longest monorail system in the world – quietly reached financial close late last year amid the coronavirus pandemic

  • Banks and investors begin to walk the ESG talk

    ESG considerations are starting to carry real financial weight, as is visible from the flurry of recent ESG-linked financings in the infrastructure market

  • Brazil’s sanitation sector hots up

    In April, Brazil’s second largest privatisation event took place with Rio de Janeiro state water and sewage utility Cedae auctioning 4 blocs that serve 29 municipalities

  • New York Thruway Service Stations P3

    Irish company Applegreen has been active in the US market since 2014, slowly expanding its foothold in the forecourt retail space through organic and acquisition-driven growth. The New York Service Areas project is the second P3 project it has been involved in, the first being the Connecticut Highway Service Plazas P3 in which it acquired a 40% stake in 2019

  • Awards – a flattering market reflection?

    Having spent the last couple of weeks wading through submissions for IJGlobal Awards 2020 and now having launched into Judgment Day sessions… it’s with a somewhat giddy head that fingers hit keyboard for the Friday missive

  • Taking the pulse on Velindre

    The long-delayed Velindre Cancer Research Centre PPP in Wales appears to have received a much-needed breath of life with the Welsh government approving the business case for the development, allowing it to progress to procurement

  • The next generation of data for infrastructure investors – Special Report

    To the usual “How was Covid for you?” the team at EDHECinfra knows not to smile too much. “When we launched the commercial activities of EDHECinfra in 2019,” recalls director and founder Frederic Blanc-Brude, “one of us said something like ‘what we need now is a good crisis!’”

  • Future-proofing Asia Pacific – Hydrogen financing’s bamboo shoots

    The market is increasingly seizing opportunities across hydrogen’s value chain in Asia Pacific, with a natural alignment evolving between value chain and financial solutions. The industry needs to devote most resources towards drafting and negotiating security and guarantee packages, IJGlobal’s David Doré finds

  • Brexit Special Report 2021

    IJGlobal speaks to Assured Guaranty’s Paris-based Raphael de Tapol about the challenges brought by Brexit and how AG has risen to overcome them…

  • One year in… one quarter up

    Having penned the Editor’s Letter for the next issue of the IJGlobal Magazine (out next week, online only), it left this aging infra hack pondering how long it had been since the last Friday missive… never mind how long we’ve been in lockdown and the UK out of Europe

  • Satria Satellite PPP, Indonesia

    Indonesia's first multi-functional satellite PPP – the $550 million Satria satellite – achieved financial close last month, 3 years after Indonesia's Ministry of Communication and Information Technology launched the project tender

  • California State University, Fresno utility P3

    The US higher education sector is in the midst of a prolonged crisis which predates Covid-19 with many institutions under a great deal of financial distress. While we may not see a significant increase in greenfield energy projects involving entirely new campuses or energy systems, there will be some... like the Central Utility Plant Replacement P3 project at CSU Fresno

  • Nur Navoi Solar, Uzbekistan

    A milestone in Uzbekistan’s power-sector reform programme was the financial close in December 2020 of Masdar’s 100MW Nur Navoi’s solar power project. Once Masdar found its footing after the market volatility’s zenith in Q1 2020, the Mubadala Investment subsidiary moved decisively towards closing Uzbekistan’s first IPP solar project

  • Next stop: Peru

    Aware of the importance of infrastructure to economic growth, and of the role of the government in driving the industry, Peruvian leaders have started to think strategically and to make that clear to investors

  • Prince George’s Schools P3, Maryland

    Prince George’s County in Maryland became the first district in the US to finance the construction of five new middle schools and one K-8 school through a P3, despite concerns that the project could encounter similar problems to a transport deal that was embroiled in legal turmoil in the state last year

  • A465 Motorway – Wales, UK

    The A465 motorway PPP in Wales reached financial close in October, bringing to conclusion a deal that has been in the making for the last 6 years and that had to overcome the twin challenges of Brexit and the Coronavirus pandemic

  • University of Idaho, US

    The University of Idaho reached financial close on its steam plant and utility system in December 2020, the third deal of its kind to close in the US... part of a growing trend in the education sector to invite private investors to improve legacy utility systems and receive upfront funds to retire old debt and invest in strategic initiatives

  • The global ESG scrabble

    The challenge of ESG and how the market is delivering change - IJGlobal Asia Pacific senior reporter Dave Doré delves into approaches being taken and how the process yields value...

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