News

Latest Social & Defence Analysis

  • 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

  • Who’d start a new job in lockdown?

    It’s a curious old world, ain’t it? Have you noticed the number of people moving jobs of late? It’s a trend that has a lot of folk around the industry scratching their heads in bemusement. Why on earth would you take a leap of faith in a market like the one we’re not enjoying?

  • Dendermonde Prison PPP, Belgium

    The procurement journey for Dendermonde prison started in 2009 when the Belgian Ministry of Justice began the tender process for 4 correctional facilities, giving bidders the chance to bid on all projects as a package even though each was to be delivered under separate procurement agreements

  • 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

  • University of Iowa Utility System, US

    Since financial close of the University of Iowa’s Utility System, the US P3 market has seen an aggressive uptick in colleges seeking private partners upgrade and operate cleaner, more efficient systems. Investors, meanwhile, see these transactions as both straightforward and lucrative

  • 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...

  • 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

  • IFC: smart solutions for urban and remote communities

    IFC's East Asia and Pacific director Vivek Pathak and country manager for Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Pacific Islands Thomas Jacobs talked to IJGlobal about their urgent work in promoting "smart solutions to the problems of urbanisation", such as waste to energy plants and affordable housing townships, as well as bringing new models for developing off-grid energy infrastructure

  • 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?”

  • Miami-Dade Courthouse, Florida

    After years of delays, Plenary Justice Miami has reached financial close on the Miami-Dade County civil and probate courthouse that will replace an existing courthouse so old that it once held a trial for Chicago mobster Al Capone

  • 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

  • Vinča waste-to-energy PPP, Serbia

    A consortium of Suez, Itochu and Marguerite closed late last year on a landmark waste-to-energy PPP project to transform waste management in Serbia’s capital city

  • 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

Analysis Archive