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  • 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...

  • Battle for Suez: driving a hard bargain

    An M&A battle has seldom caused such a stench as that kicked up by Veolia’s struggle to swallow Suez, still unresolved after the best part of a year

  • 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…

  • One year in… one quarter up

    Having penned the Editor’s Letter for the next issue of the IJGlobal Magazine (out next week, online only), it left this aging infra hack pondering how long it had been since the last Friday missive… never mind how long we’ve been in lockdown and the UK out of Europe

  • California State University, Fresno utility P3

    The US higher education sector is in the midst of a prolonged crisis which predates Covid-19 with many institutions under a great deal of financial distress. While we may not see a significant increase in greenfield energy projects involving entirely new campuses or energy systems, there will be some... like the Central Utility Plant Replacement P3 project at CSU Fresno

  • Baltic district heating finds a private equity owner

    Partners Group is acquiring a district heating platform in the Baltics, in the latest of a string of exits by Finnish utility Fortum

  • The UK student housing market – alive and kicking

    The UK student housing market appears to be alive and well after recent deals by Dutch pensions group APG and real estate developer Greystar, while the European market is beginning to heat up

  • Asper scales up with co-investment strategy 

    In the face of a challenging fundraising environment and sky-high valuations, independent London-based investment manager Asper has attracted large investors with its own co-investment model

  • 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

  • Prince George’s Schools P3, Maryland

    Prince George’s County in Maryland became the first district in the US to finance the construction of five new middle schools and one K-8 school through a P3, despite concerns that the project could encounter similar problems to a transport deal that was embroiled in legal turmoil in the state last year

  • University of Idaho, US

    The University of Idaho reached financial close on its steam plant and utility system in December 2020, the third deal of its kind to close in the US... part of a growing trend in the education sector to invite private investors to improve legacy utility systems and receive upfront funds to retire old debt and invest in strategic initiatives

  • 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

  • BBVA – extending sustainable finance beyond just dark green

    BBVA, a pioneer of sustainable finance, has bolstered its track record with the launch of sustainability advisory services this year. The banking sector will be a crucial enabler for facilitating sustainability-linked goals, BBVA’s heads of ESG and structured & project finance advisory tell IJGlobal.

  • IJInvestor Awards 2020 – The Moody’s Interview

    Moody’s Investors Service won the IJInvestor Award for Best Ratings Agency. Here key players talk to IJGlobal Americas editor Ila Patel about key deals and ESG

  • The global ESG scrabble

    The challenge of ESG and how the market is delivering change - IJGlobal Asia Pacific senior reporter Dave Doré delves into approaches being taken and how the process yields value...

  • The ESG policy tsunami making landfall in 2021

    If sustainable investing reached a high-water mark in 2020, then the level of investor enthusiasm shows no sign of receding in 2021. But a new force is looming on the horizon: EU regulators and the incoming sustainable finance package, writes IJGlobal Funds Editor Ott Tammik

  • The IJGlobal ESG Report

    IJGlobal has today published an in-depth report on the tectonic shifts in the ESG space this year, particularly within the global infrastructure and energy markets

  • The limp grip of an expiring raccoon

    The days of the handshake and numerous other social fripperies seem – thanks to the coronavirus pandemic – to be nearing an end… and it can’t come soon enough

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