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  • DFIs push ahead in Argentina

    While the wider economy faces significant uncertainty, DFIs have continued to support energy and infrastructure projects in Argentina

  • Hallowe’en – an infra tribute to Poe

    Once upon a Friday dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary… the challenge of writing an editorial, mulling quaint and curious volumes of infra lore. While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping as of someone gently hacking, writing stories on the news floor. “’Tis some reporter,” I muttered, “tapping at his keyboard – only this and nothing more.”

  • Another year older, another year…

    There are certain things by which you can chart your life and it’s a little bit sad when it dawns on you that IJGlobal’s quarterly league tables have become a landmark for tracking the flow of years

  • Steering solar equipment into safe harbors

    Solar equipment safe harbor deals that have been in the works since the first half of the year have begun to reach financial close in the last few weeks, starting with a dual-tranche transaction for Recurrent Energy

  • Infra M&A – virus that proves the vaccine?

    Are people paying too much for infra and energy assets? Has the market finally reached the stage where stupendously stupid things are being done? With a market correction on the way, are the wheels about to fall off in the most spectacular manner?

  • Da Mi Floating Solar, Vietnam

    An independent credit assessment, a favourable credit rating, and a state-owned sponsor all contributed to allow Vietnam's first ever floating solar project to reach financial close this month

  • Safeguarding Europe’s infra profits

    The Spanish renewable energy market serves as a prime example of the dangers of failing to factor in political and regulatory risks over the lifecycles of projects when procuring projects

  • Change of focus for North American fund managers

    With large equity fund managers making their foray into the debt space, IJInvestor data shows the strategy is slowly gaining ground in the region

  • Saint Nazaire Offshore Wind Farm, France

    This month France’s first offshore wind farm reached financial close after a lengthy development phase getting the wind past construction permits and after a fast financing process the developers are now working to a 2022 commission deadline

  • Hedged solar opportunities in the Lone Star State

    As project finance has become available for solar assets with financial hedges in Texas, sponsors that are bullish on the market have begun to explore innovative contract structures that preserve more potential upside for them − while still providing comfort to lenders and tax equity investors

  • Grass is greener

    Brownfield funds enjoy the greatest prominence in the current climate of fundraising activity, but there are those making the case for greenfield investing, enlightening LPs to the potential upsides

  • Dan McCarthy – splitting the audience

    One of the most controversial figures in the infra/energy community, Dan McCarthy has risen to become one of the world's leading head hunters in this sector and has more war stories than you can shake a stick at. Here we take a closer look at the man behind the myth...

  • Fund analysis: InfraVia

    At the start of the week (16 September), France's InfraVia announced the sale of the final asset held in the eponymous fund

  • Simon Currie – energising the transition

    A globe-trotting career spanning three decades has not diminished Simon Currie's enthusiasm for getting deals done

  • West Bakr wind farm, Egypt

    Lekela Power made a successful return to the Gulf of Suez where it has achieved both a cheaper capex and lower tariff in reaching financial close on a 250MW wind farm

  • IJGlobal Friday the 13th Special

    It’s Friday the 13th and – as the day behoves – we turn our focus to the darker side of the industry… the horrific, the ghastly and the downright wrong. Sourcing opinion from the market through a straw poll sent to a select crew of worthies, here follows a sense of where most people’s heads are at on a day when everything is supposed to go wrong

  • China Infrastructure 2019 – an IJGlobal first

    IJGlobal was in Beijing at the end of August for client meetings and China Infrastructure 2019 – our first seminar in China with partners Roca Infrastructure Data and Analytics and the International Business Advisory Council

  • What we did in your summer holiday

    It’s been a busy summer at IJGlobal with a good number of changes to report for those who have been sunning themselves like overfed seals on the golden beaches of wherever your bonus can afford to send you

  • Interest high in Brazilian renewables

    Solar and wind auctions in Brazil are still proving popular and more commercial lenders are participating in deals

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