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  • 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!’”

  • US infrastructure – yee-haw… maybe

    National infrastructure plans are usually met with an immediate call to arms from the private sector… but when it comes to the US, the market is a lot less swift to start a-hollerin’ and a-whoopin’. And for good reason. Cruel experience has taught the infrastructure community to treat federal infra announcements with a degree of caution… and the bigger the announcement, the greater that caution...

  • 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

  • Going green – the Dutch clean hydrogen vision

    The Netherlands is a leading light in the green hydrogen revolution with many pinning hopes on it as a pathfinder for Europe. IJGlobal assistant editor Anna Cole-Bailey takes a look at the most ambitious projects

  • 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…

  • Investors look for exits amid Mexico’s counter-reform

    As the Mexican government pushes through its counter-reform of the energy sector, some investors are preparing to leave the country while others attempt to navigate the uncertainty

  • Baltic district heating finds a private equity owner

    Partners Group is acquiring a district heating platform in the Baltics, in the latest of a string of exits by Finnish utility Fortum

  • Glenfarne portfolio, Latin America

    Before 2020 came to a close, New York-based developer Glenfarne Group was able to refinance its roughly 1.5GW Latin American generation portfolio with a mix of bank debt and bonds, following a path opened up by other sponsors in the region who had refinanced their assets earlier in the year

  • New England Solar Farm – NSW, Australia

    The first large-scale fully-merchant solar farm to reach financial close in Australia made it over the line in early February, providing a pathfinder for similar deals

  • Lighthouse Renewable, US

    While yield companies have sometimes been known to bring in third-party equity providers to co-own renewable energy assets, when Clearway Energy Group recently offloaded a 1.6GW portfolio of wind,solar and solar-plus storage assets to its yieldco Clearway Energy, the third-party investor opted for an unusual capital structure, swapping out common equity for less risky preferred equity instead

  • Baltica 2 and 3 offshore wind farms, Poland

    Poland’s drive to bring their offshore wind efforts up to speed with their western European neighbours has been a valiant effort

  • 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

  • Asper scales up with co-investment strategy 

    In the face of a challenging fundraising environment and sky-high valuations, independent London-based investment manager Asper has attracted large investors with its own co-investment model

  • Alarm over energy counter-reform in Mexico

    As Mexico's President Andres Manuel López Obrador lays out his vision of a counter-reform of his country’s energy industry, private investors in power and renewables are pondering whether to leave – assuming they are able to find an exit

  • Renewables in crosshairs as SPACs take aim

    Special purpose acquisition companies have proliferated at a blistering pace over the past year, and market participants are virtually certain that at least one renewable energy developer will go public this way by the end of 2021

  • UEP Penonomé II, Panama

    InterEnergy Group’s recent refinancing of two renewable energy projects in Panama – one of which is named for a papal encyclical – was the first issuance of green bonds from the private sector in Central America. Investors gave the deal their full blessing

  • Al Dhafra solar PV, United Arab Emirates

    A sponsor team of EDF and Jinko Power has cooperated with TAQA and Masdar to reach financial close on what will be the world’s largest single-site solar power plant – the 2GW Al Dhafra solar power plant

  • Dogger Bank Offshore Wind, UK

    As the largest offshore wind farm to have made it to financial close in 2020, the £7.6 billion Dogger Bank project was one of the high points of an otherwise infernal year

  • Renewables portfolios grow in the Caribbean

    Developers and investors are beginning to build portfolios of renewables in the Caribbean and Central America, a region that is slowly diversifying its energy mix despite lacking investment-grade ratings

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