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  • Revolving doors whip up a storm

    With bonuses now having been trousered by many London infrastructure bankers, the resignation season is in full swing as people ready themselves for new challenges or ease into the salaried luxury of gardening leave

  • Fibre fiefdoms: here to stay?

    Fibre-to-the-‘x’ deals – substitute x for premises, home or office – are increasingly visible in the M&A space, and in the last few weeks several deals have seen ambitious new players test the waters with some success

  • MUFG Bank – Global MLA of the Year

    IJGlobal awards have long held a special position in the industry, given that they are independently judged by teams of infrastructure and energy specialists in New York, London, Dubai and Singapore – giving them unrivalled authority and the cachet of peer review

  • Allen & Overy – Global Legal Adviser of the Year

    Choosing a winner for infrastructure and energy legal advisory on a global scale is a challenging feat, made infinitely more simple by aggregating scores from all four of IJGlobal’s independent judging teams – in London, New York, Dubai and Singapore

  • SMBC – Global Financial Adviser of the Year

    The 2018 calendar year proved to be a busy one for the SMBC financial advisory team with strong performance around the globe, winning it the IJGlobal Global Financial Adviser of the Year award that was presented at the Singapore event

  • Macquarie Capital – Sponsor of the Year

    When it comes to sponsors on the international infrastructure scene, few hold a candle to Macquarie Capital as it drives major transactions around the globe – according to IJGlobal’s independent panel of judges

  • Let the wind blow high, let the debt price low…

    Debt pricing on offshore wind is enough to drive people to drugs these days... though some suggest certain lenders are ahead of the game on that front

  • Germany: walking on cooling coals

    A German government-appointed commission announced on 26 January that the country should shut down all of its coal-fired power plants by 2030 at the latest. The German government and 16 regional states must now implement the roadmap proposals

  • Renewables march towards merchant

    Given the slow growth of the corporate PPA market, some argue banks will have to start accepting merchant risk in order to finance the next generation of European renewables

  • Institutional investors – doing it for themselves

    There’s a growing trend in the infrastructure community for institutional investors to “go it alone”, eschewing the services of fund managers as they deploy big tickets across the global market

  • Wales & Borders rolling stock, UK

    Arriva's 15-year Wales and Borders franchise came to in October last year

  • Veja Mate Offshore Wind Farm, Germany

    Earlier this month the first in a series of much anticipated German offshore wind acquisitions reached financial close. Sales of equity stakes in three other projects are expected to close this year following the sale of 80% of Veja Mate

  • 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

  • Bulgaria's contentious energy mix

    Huge uncertainty surrounds planned new nuclear power units and existing coal-fired plants in Bulgaria, which should create opportunities for other types of generation. However, renewable energy development and generation has slowed in the country in recent years

  • Charged with uncertainty - EV charging infra

    Various public and private led funds are being raised in early 2019 targeting electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Private investors are battling with oil majors and energy utilities for dominance of this nascent market, as appropriate financing structures remain up for debate

  • EXCLUSIVE RGreen Invest’s InfraGreen III fund

    French alternative energy fund manager RGreen Invest is approaching a February final close on its latest mezzanine debt and equity fund – InfraGreen III – above target and approaching an extended hard cap. It is the fourth fund vehicle under management for RGreen Invest, which partners with developers at the ready-to-build stage

  • Breaking a Radius and slashing bonuses

    Cancellation of the auction for Ørsted's Danish power distribution and street lighting businesses – Radius and City Light – has become a bone of contention for the infrastructure market as bidders are sent packing

  • The great Gatwick rumour mill

    Few things set the rumour mill droning on more than the sale of an airport. Factor into that the world’s biggest infrastructure fund, Europe’s busiest passenger hub, and eye-watering multiples… and you can barely hear yourself think

  • The French broadband connection

    Local authorities are plugging the gaps in France's high-speed broadband coverage left behind by traditional telecoms operators by awarding concession contracts under a PPP model

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