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  • IJGlobal Awards 2020 – sign up to attend

    In the absence of our famed IJGlobal awards nights – normally hosted in London, New York, Singapore and Dubai – we are bringing you all the thrills and spills of the night… virtually

  • The value of risk... explicit pricing of risks can help

    Explicit pricing of physical risks can help promote investments in the infrastructure sector. David Espinoza, senior principal at Geosyntec Consulting, Washington, DC, delves into his alternative for discounted cash flow modelling

  • 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

  • Cost of capital king Equitix sets sights on NA market

    Equitix has hired a senior adviser as part of its North American expansion

  • Ermewa – a reluctant but successful sale

    A consortium of a DWS-controlled funds and Canadian investor Caisse des dépôt du Québec (CDPQ) recently prevailed in the auction for Ermewa Holding

  • APAC infra fundraising – death by FIFO?

    In recent years, Asia-Pacific has been one of the fastest developing markets for infrastructure funds. As the region increasingly opens up to global investments, its economies and infra development are growing significantly

  • 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

  • Secondary funds market primed for a bumper year

    The pandemic temporarily threw a wrench in the works, but an inflow of new capital is expected to drive further growth in the secondary market for stakes in infrastructure funds

  • 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

  • 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…

  • Long-haul recovery for aviation

    One year on from the grounding of flights in Europe and the US, one of the hardest hit corners of the infrastructure world is still reeling from the pandemic, though the industry is hoping for the vaccine ramp-up to lead to the start of a recovery later this year

  • 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

  • Xiamen Xiangyu steel plant, Indonesia

    China state-owned logistics company Xiamen Xiangyu on 15 December achieved financial close on the more than $2 billion integrated steel plant project, one of its largest overseas investments

  • 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

  • IJInvestor Awards 2020 – The Metlife Interview

    While MetLife Investment Management (MIM) has been in the project finance market for 20 years, the story of its massive scale-up began in 2009. From that time, the investor has grown its infrastructure debt portfolio from $2bn AUM to $30bn today

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