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  • IJInvestor Awards 2020 – Company Shortlist

    IJInvestor – the IJGlobal sister title focused on infrastructure fund activity and global M&A – is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Company category in our annual awards

  • Trousers / lunch / awards

    Groundhog Day was broken this week with a trip into town for lunch with four PF lenders – donning long trousers and shoes for the first time since early March – in the same week that we finalised judging for IJInvestor Awards 2020

  • The one thing that really ain’t 2020

    Having schlepped along the road into deepest East Sheen this week for my annual trip to the optician – the first yearly visitation since 2014, as they snarkily pointed out – and I can say with absolute confidence that the one thing that cannot be accused of being 2020… is my eyesight

  • American colleges tap into energy P3

    It takes two to tango and more often than not – when it comes to public private partnerships in the US – the public side has two left feet, according to IJGlobal reporter Elliot Hayes…

  • IJGlobal Magazine – Autumn 2020 issue

    IJGlobal is delighted today to publish the autumn edition of the IJGlobal Magazine – including the Power & Renewables Report – once again in digital format, due to the coronavirus pandemic

  • Every day’s a dress-down Friday

    When this working from home malarkey started, it seemed only right and proper to maintain the right frame of mind by continuing to dress as though for the office – which at IJGlobal is a reasonably relaxed affair, when not out to meetings

  • Working from the dog house

    An English phrase that needs no explanation to people who are not native to the tongue has to be “in the dog house”. Six months into working from home (WFH) – more commonly known as Living At Work (LAW) – and I’ve been checked into the dog house for the foreseeable

  • Trials and tribulations of living at work

    The cuckoo effect is ramping up to alarming levels. Having returned from furlough, my co-worker (wife) has firmly established her beachhead on the dining room table, cutting eyes every time I “jump on” a Teams call or (quietly) chew the fat with an old chum, chuckling over a bon mot or two

  • I have never gone so long without…

    It was while sitting at the dining room table, bashing away at the laptop desperately trying to ignore my co-worker (wife) who is a lot noisier on the phone than she gives herself credit for being, that one of her booming contacts quips: “I have never gone so long without…”

  • PPPs in Australia's infra-led recovery

    Australia's PPP pipeline could be set for a boost as politicians in state and federal governments around the country have fast-tracked infrastructure approvals and allocated billions in new budget, as they aim for a construction-led economic recovery from Covid-19. After a surprise PPP cancellation in Victoria, signals for PPP players are mixed...

  • IJInvestor Awards – open for entries

    IJInvestor – the IJGlobal title tracking fund deployment and infrastructure/energy M&A activity – has now gone live with the portal for its 2020 awards celebrating achievements and individuals across a global playing field

  • The new BNDES, a one-stop-shop

    Brazilian development bank BNDES has been trying to reposition itself over the last 12 months, the timeframe of its new administration. Traditionally seen as a major competitor by commercial national and international debt providers, the institution is making an effort to be more than just a lender. It aims to become a one-stop-shop for developing Brazil’s infrastructure

  • IJ Unplugged – Minister Prasad Panda

    The Canadian province of Alberta is no stranger to the procurement of infrastructure through public-private partnership structures… but it’s been a fairly quiet P3 market for the last 5 years

  • IJGlobal Awards 2019 – The Allen & Overy Interview

    Winner of the IJGlobal Law Firm of the Year 2019 for the MENA region, Allen & Overy has an enviable heritage in the this sector – a law firm with infrastructure and energy truly in its DNA

  • IJGlobal Awards 2019 – The Societe Generale Interview

    Societe Generale enjoyed great success in the 2019 calendar year, landing it the coveted role of Global MLA of the Year for infrastructure, energy and mining deals closed – voted on by independent judging teams in London, New York, Singapore and Dubai

  • IJGlobal Awards 2019 – The Arup Interview

    Arup has been voted the IJGlobal Technical Adviser of the Year for Europe and Africa as well as winning for North and South America, recognising the role it played on transactions that closed in the 2019 calendar year – and repeating its success from 2018

  • IJGlobal Magazine – The Awards Special

    The summer issue of the IJGlobal Magazine is published today in digital format only. IJGlobal took the decision in the interests of safety not to publish the hard copy due to the coronavirus pandemic

  • Due diligence on the Road to Damascus

    Having spent the past couple of weeks wading through content for the next IJGlobal magazine – out in digital format, 13 July (God willing) – it has provided a rather nice Road to Damascus experience for this grizzled infra hack

  • Espoo Schools PPP, Finland

    The Espoo Schools PPP project has broken new territory for Finland, concluding the procurement on the nation's first social infrastructure transaction with an innovative financing structure involving a re-draft of its tax legislation and – potentially – serving as a pathfinder for pipeline of similar deals

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