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  • Andy Robinson – from beyond the vale

    In the first of a series of focuses on figures in the global infrastructure industry, IJGlobal turns the spotlight on a prominent project finance banker – Andy Robinson – who rose to fame at NordLB, building out an impressive global offering and surrounding himself with an eclectic crew of deal makers...

  • SNC-Lavalin – what the hell are you up to…?

    What gives at SNC-Lavalin these days? The scandal-prone, Canada-based construction giant is rarely out of the news – usually for all the wrong reasons – leaving the market wondering just how far a company can fall from grace… because this one’s breaking world records

  • Brazil's Parana touts infra pipeline

    The Brazilian state of Parana has an ambitious pipeline of infrastructure projects that were recently showcased at a roadshow to attract investors, with the extensive list including a large road concession as well as projects in the ports, airports, water and sanitation, energy and prisons sectors

  • Gruelling seven months in infra

    It’s been a rough first half to the year, a gruelling seven months that’s taking a hefty toll on the IJGlobal team. The pressure of publishing our Funds Report and League Tables – hot on the heels of our Canada infrastructure conference – has put years on the editorial team

  • Quebec’s Library and Archives Canada P3

    The Library and Archives Canada P3 project in Quebec reached financial close in April with a bank and bond financing structure. While closing took place earlier in the year, an announcement was not made until June due to a prolonged period of severe flooding in the Gatineau region

  • PPP stakes – buyer beware…

    The touch paper has this week been lit on a little-discussed financing wheeze that involves the sale of “economic interest stakes” on under-construction PPP projects – creating a bomb that (in worst case scenarios) will blow up in investors’ faces

  • International capital eyes Saudi infra plans

    Saudi Arabia, like many of its neighbouring countries in the Gulf region, is trying to reduce its economy’s reliance on oil exports

  • Canada – victim of its own success

    It’s rarely wise to hold up a market as a bellwether as it all but guarantees a dramatic reversal of fortunes, but when it comes to social infrastructure and transport, Canada – in parts – is a shining star in an otherwise fairly lacklustre universe

  • Who’s afraid of the CLO?

    Not all financial instruments with three-letter acronyms are scary. CLOs for infrastructure debt are not only making a comeback but now being promoted as a solution to climate change

  • Libor transition – buckle up for a rough ride

    The infrastructure industry is bracing for a storm of monumental proportions as the market readies itself for the transition away from established inter-bank lending rates that underpin many billions of dollars of loans across this global sector

  • The great infra fund bean feast

    In a world ruled by data – its capture, storage and the limitless capacity for manipulation – one of the mainstays of an infra hack’s life is to anticipate market shifts based on hard facts and a rather splendid database. This week’s missive turns the focus on infra funds and the anticipated uptick in activity that’s impacting the industry and looks set to dish up a bean feast for years to come

  • EXCLUSIVE Ravenhall Prison PPP refinancing, Australia

    The US private placement refinancing of Ravenhall Prison PPP in Victoria has achieved a record tenor, going out to the end of the project's concession term in 2042

  • 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

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