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  • Home workers of the revolution

    Comrades, we gather here today to pay our respects to a way of life that passed earlier this year having lived to a ripe old age… and evolved into the equivalent of a cantankerous old git who’s long overdue a planting

  • M&A in the Covid-19 epoch: APAC perspective

    Covid-19's impact appeared first in listed markets. Investors in late January were slowly pricing in the disruptions. Today, however, a popular Asia Pacific infrastructure index shows not a prolonged bloodbath but glimmers of a V-shaped recovery. IJGlobal reports on the pandemic's influence on origination, structuring and execution in the region's private market

  • Falling off a cliff – infra style

    As you look out there – virtually, of course, as you shouldn’t be going further than the end of your road unless it’s to load up with a couple of hundred-weight of bog roll – it’s a curiously vibrant market… for now. But dark clouds are massing...

  • Pamplona-Cúcuta Highway, Colombia

    The $520 million Pamplona-Cúcuta highway, one of Colombia's stalled 4G projects, stuttered to financial close amid the Covid-19 pandemic

  • Nobody does air-quotes any more

    There’s been a very quiet revolution over the last month that hardly anyone has noticed… because we’re all working from home. This seismic shift has been in the attitude to WFH, if you’ll excuse what appears to be teenage text-speak

  • Covid-19: Coping strategies for APAC

    During the first half of April (2020) IJGlobal has been asking 10 project finance lenders and advisers across Asia Pacific financial hubs Sydney and Singapore, Beijing and Hong Kong about the impacts of Covid-19

  • The great infra coverage up

    A significant date in the project finance calendar – 31 March – slid past this week with little remark, but as we cringe our way through the financial Armageddon that is coronavirus, it’s unlikely such popular interest payment and calculation dates will be treated in the future in quite so blasé a manner

  • ANI's president on the 5G road programme

    Stalled Fourth Generation (4G) road PPPs in Colombia will not delay the government launching the revamped 5G programme but the Covid-19 pandemic will, Manuel Felipe Gutiérrez, president of the national infrastructure agency (ANI), told IJGlobal in an exclusive interview

  • Stir crazy and staying safe

    We’re all in the same boat now – moving like cagey tigers in our allotted territories, wading through thousands of unnecessary emails, wrestling with yesterday’s wonder technology innovation… all the while maintaining an ostensibly-genial appearance for the nearest and dearest

  • Diverging fortunes of infra M&A

    Elasticity of demand is proving to be burdensome for almost all infrastructure assets: transport has seen a monumental collapse whilst telecoms has seen significant upticks. What will this mean for M&A processes linked thereto?

  • Living in unprecedented times

    At times like these – and there haven’t been any of those – it’s hard not to peer into the rear-view mirror to draw comparisons with yesteryear. However, that’s not possible in these unprecedented times… a term that’s already ageing badly… as coronavirus sweeps the planet

  • Fundraising in the time of Covid-19

    The novel Coronavirus is posing some challenges to the managers in raising mode. But the market is strong and resilient enough to face them

  • Friday 13th – nightmares abound

    When Friday The Thirteenth rolls around and the mind turns to the darker aspects of work in search of an editorial, it usually takes longer for a theme to emerge from the maelstrom of global infra/energy news

  • Why aren’t you in a blue funk?

    A question that more people need to be asking themselves these days is: “Why then hell aren’t you in a blue funk?”

  • Hurontario Light Rail, Ontario

    Late last year the long awaited C$2.1 billion Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) development, that will cut the commute from Mississauga to Brampton by 10 minutes, reached financial close

  • IPIF: Democratising unlisted infra for Australia's SMSFs

    As Melbourne-based fund-of-funds manager IPIF is in a A$250 million round of fundraising for its IPIF Core platform, the manager is considering future possibilities for direct investing. Meanwhile IPIF's new research quantifies the potential for outperformance for SMSFs that access exposure to the unlisted infrastructure asset class, as large industry superannuation schemes have

  • Valentine’s Bonus – bankers are blue

    Word from the banking community has it that if you’re holding out for a heart-warming letter from your boss in the coming weeks – one that leaves you in little doubt how much you’re loved – well… you’re in for a nasty surprise

  • To lose Toulouse: sale of Toulouse-Blagnac

    On the penultimate day of 2019, the audience finally saw the curtain descend on a remarkable French M&A farce. Construction company Eiffage closed on the acquisition of a 49.99% stake in Toulouse-Blagnac Airport from Chinese investors Casil Europe

  • 2020: Year of the debt fund?

    While the gap between equity and debt fundraising was still wide in 2019, Q4 figures highlight a potentially new trend

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