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  • Fund focus switches from Asia Pacific to social infra

    As eight unlisted, closed-ended infrastructure funds raised $20.6 billion at final close in the first quarter of 2019, some interesting trends have emerged from the IJInvestor Funds and Investors Q1 2019 report

  • Infra funds – pride before the fall

    Since the beginning of time, the masses have been enthralled by building higher and bigger… a hubristic trait that usually ends badly and is repeatedly played out in the infrastructure funds space. This is why our quarterly report on fundraising by global infrastructure funds has so many in the industry predicting doom

  • Social housing bundle 1 PPP, Ireland

    Financial close on bundle 1 of Ireland's first social housing PPP project comes at a time of mounting pressure on the housing market, with a shortage of housing supply, an increased demand for home ownership and cases of half-built properties dotted across the country

  • Sharing “spillover tax revenue”: a revolution in infra

    India’s new national broadband network could be the first project to enact an entirely new concession model, one which could revolutionise infrastructure finance

  • UAE procurement – on the brink of change

    The lack of a full PPP programme has held back international private investment for years. To change this Abu Dhabi recently implemented a new PPP law

  • Infra fundraising – oops we did it again

    It’s unseemly to crow about one’s victories in the heavily-contested area of data gathering on fundraising by unlisted, global infrastructure funds… but sadly, it’s also irresistible. Over the course of 2018, IJInvestor logged final close on $104 billion raised by funds – closed- and open-ended, with equity and debt strategies – putting us a country mile ahead of our rivals

  • You queue and wait - Kuwait PPP

    Kuwait has once again restructured its PPP agency to kick-start stalled projects. Despite numerous delays and setbacks, its infrastructure ambitions remain extensive

  • Investment in India gathers momentum

    IJInvestor data shows that international funds and institutional investors are already active in the market. There are 36 active funds focusing solely on India with a target of investing over $90 billion of capital

  • Infra fund dilemma – blame the pig or the feeder?

    In the same week that Luxembourg announced plans to legalise cannabis (and make all public transport free), folk have been wondering whether many infrastructure fund managers will domicile in the small European duchy to enjoy the benefits of a liberal system while they play fast and loose with targets and hard caps

  • It’s beginning to look a lot like infra…

    Welcome to the final missive for the year written in the teetering shadow of a mountain of IJGlobal award submissions in advance of signing off for 2018 and wishing you all a merry Christmas and the very best for 2019

  • Royal Inland Hospital, British Columbia

    The recent financing of the Royal Inland Hospital Patient Care Tower project featured the first internationally accredited green bond in the Canadian P3 market

  • The Caribbean – welcome to PPParadise

    Many people find it hard to look beyond sun-drenched beaches and cocktails when it comes to the Caribbean. But with 28 countries and a combined population of 42.5 million, there’s a strong argument for rebranding it “the land of sun, sea and PPP”… if it can follow the example of Jamaica

  • Howard County Courthouse P3 – Maryland, US

    It is almost unheard of in the US for a P3 project to go from procurement to financial close in just under a year. However, this is exactly what happened with the $150 million Howard County Circuit Courthouse P3 in Maryland, which reached financial close in October, setting a precedent for how infrastructure projects should be procured in North America

  • Infra funds – cards on the table again

    In anticipation of publication of our quarterly funds and investors report, the temptation is too great to hold back our key findings, laying our cards on the table and smiling knowingly at rivals that our data wins the day again

  • Shouting at credit committees

    After a lumpy year to date and a deathly-quiet August, the global infrastructure community is bracing for a rush to Christmas with many fearing that the first quarter of 2019 will be fairly sedate – particularly in Europe

  • Turkey – unclogging the fan

    The Turkish currency crisis is causing ripples around the international infrastructure finance community with all parties active in the nation reaching for project documentation to ensure they are not about to take a severe haircut

  • EIB… something for the weekend?

    Back in the PPP pipeline days, you could set timing on the project finance of any old piece of European infrastructure by the tired mantra of lenders intoning: “And… yes… you can count on the EIB taking half the debt”

  • The Peruvian PPP push

    Peru is one of many countries around the world hoping to boost economic performance by closing its infrastructure gap

  • PABs: favoured financing

    With a sizable chunk of funding still available to developers, private activity bonds look set to be the gift that keeps on giving despite the growing availability of private placements

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