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  • Silvertown Tunnel, UK

    To say that the UK’s Silvertown Tunnel overcame a series of hurdles to reach financial close would be the understatement of the century. The project tackled environmental objections, planning delays, survived scrapping of the PF2 model, and then – in the final furlong – an appeal from the losing bidder

  • IJInvestor Awards 2019 Rising Star – Mounir Corm

    Talking to Mounir Corm, one immediately realises that you are dealing with someone whose interests and skills reach far beyond the financial universe

  • PF bankers declare war on The Man

    One thing a hack never wants to do is to give credit to another title for making a fair fist of a story that sits firmly in his/her own sector… but today, this infra scribbler is swallowing pride while doffing a cap to the FT for writing a story that impacts infrastructure finance on a global basis

  • IJInvestor's Outstanding Individual: Deborah Zurkow

    The inaugural winner of the IJInvestor Awards’ Outstanding Individual accolade is Deborah Zurkow, a woman widely credited as one of the driving forces behind the development of infrastructure as a distinct asset class in the eyes of institutional investors

  • No, actually… it’s all about us!

    When we go out to meetings and dare to drop into the conversation the subject of awards nights, it can go either of two ways. Either they lean in, ears pricking up… or they peer at you through fingers, shaking heads vigorously

  • Zeroing in on Dutch offshore wind

    The Netherlands earlier this year announced a winner in the country's second zero-subsidy offshore wind tender. It was only open to subsidy-free bids and paved the way for a first negative subsidy tender due in 2021

  • What next for Cellnex?

    Spanish communications infrastructure operator Cellnex Telecoms has had an impressive year having made a string of substantial asset acquisitions, and with several more potential acquisitions in the pipeline. Given such a high level of M&A activity, what is Cellnex’s long-term strategy?

  • The renewable race to refi

    All you ever hear these days is doom and gloom. You’d think we were back in the days of box-toting bankers smiling ruefully for the cameras as they exit Lehman Brothers for a final time, liberated pot plant under arm

  • A game of infra bingo

    Ladies and gentlemen, take your seats for this afternoon’s infrastructure entertainment. We’ve a game for you to play – a real crowd-pleaser – one that’ll have you on the edge of your seats and excite your competitive spirits

  • Infra funds – the value chain gang…

    Ever since the start of the global financial crisis, the infrastructure community – the entire industry from infra funds through to lenders and advisers – has lived by the mantra “evolve or die”… a mind-set that stands true to this day

  • Hallowe’en – an infra tribute to Poe

    Once upon a Friday dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary… the challenge of writing an editorial, mulling quaint and curious volumes of infra lore. While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping as of someone gently hacking, writing stories on the news floor. “’Tis some reporter,” I muttered, “tapping at his keyboard – only this and nothing more.”

  • EXCLUSIVE North Marmara motorway refinancing, Turkey

    Financial close was achieved mid-September on North Marmara motorway PPP, concluding a restructure process that ensures delivery of an essential piece of Turkey's infrastructure that is deemed critical to the nation's continued economic growth

  • Acquisition of Elenia Lämpö Oy, Finland

    The sale of a business in any sector at 21x EBITDA will always cause a stir among market pundits, but this was not the case when Finnish district heating firm Elenia Lämpö Oy changed hands at such an aggressive multiple

  • Another year older, another year…

    There are certain things by which you can chart your life and it’s a little bit sad when it dawns on you that IJGlobal’s quarterly league tables have become a landmark for tracking the flow of years

  • Infra M&A – virus that proves the vaccine?

    Are people paying too much for infra and energy assets? Has the market finally reached the stage where stupendously stupid things are being done? With a market correction on the way, are the wheels about to fall off in the most spectacular manner?

  • Lowland slowdown

    PPP activity has moved from the Netherlands to Belgium. While the former was famed for its procurement, its neighbour has found projects slow-going

  • A new template for Flemish schools

    Belgium is hoping it has learnt the lessons of the past as it tries to push forward the procurement of new schools in Flanders

  • Safeguarding Europe’s infra profits

    The Spanish renewable energy market serves as a prime example of the dangers of failing to factor in political and regulatory risks over the lifecycles of projects when procuring projects

  • Laydeez an’ gennelmen – place your bets

    In a sector designed for stable and predictable cash flows, safe bets placed on sound business cases… why does it feel these days like the industry’s studying form at the paddock?

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