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  • IJGlobal ESG Awards – The Judging Panel

    We are delighted to announce the judging panel for the inaugural IJGlobal ESG Awards that were launched last week

  • The Global Digital Infrastructure Survey 2021

    IJGlobal is delighted to join forces with international law firm Allen & Overy and our DI intelligence partner M&E Global to launch the second Global Digital Infrastructure Survey, sounding out international market sentiment for a booming sector

  • Aquila adds third LSE energy efficiency fund to mix as market heats up

    Aquila has introduced a third major energy efficiency fund to the London Stock Exchange, raising £100 million from its IPO

  • Banks and investors begin to walk the ESG talk

    ESG considerations are starting to carry real financial weight, as is visible from the flurry of recent ESG-linked financings in the infrastructure market

  • The HIPpest project on the street

    A curious renewable energy / transmission project has dinged the European radar at IJGlobal… but while it’s always nice to write about a new deal being rolled out, this one has an uncomfortably similar scent to a project of a few years back

  • Cost of capital king Equitix sets sights on NA market

    Equitix has hired a senior adviser as part of its North American expansion

  • Ermewa – a reluctant but successful sale

    A consortium of a DWS-controlled funds and Canadian investor Caisse des dépôt du Québec (CDPQ) recently prevailed in the auction for Ermewa Holding

  • Netflix and bone-crushing tedium…

    As we tentatively venture out of our homes to bump elbows – not rub shoulders as that’s too close – with friends and colleagues we’ve not seen for an age… it’s becoming horribly apparent that nobody has anything to say

  • Mutkalampi Wind Farm, Finland

    Earlier in the month Neoen reached financial close on the €478 million Mutkalampi wind farm – Finland’s largest onshore wind project to date, with commissioning set for late 2022

  • Awards – a flattering market reflection?

    Having spent the last couple of weeks wading through submissions for IJGlobal Awards 2020 and now having launched into Judgment Day sessions… it’s with a somewhat giddy head that fingers hit keyboard for the Friday missive

  • Secondary funds market primed for a bumper year

    The pandemic temporarily threw a wrench in the works, but an inflow of new capital is expected to drive further growth in the secondary market for stakes in infrastructure funds

  • Taking the pulse on Velindre

    The long-delayed Velindre Cancer Research Centre PPP in Wales appears to have received a much-needed breath of life with the Welsh government approving the business case for the development, allowing it to progress to procurement

  • 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

  • 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!’”

  • Going green – the Dutch clean hydrogen vision

    The Netherlands is a leading light in the green hydrogen revolution with many pinning hopes on it as a pathfinder for Europe. IJGlobal assistant editor Anna Cole-Bailey takes a look at the most ambitious projects

  • 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…

  • Environmentally, economically and politically unstable… nuclear

    The future of nuclear lies in the hands of governments that want to build it. Sophie Mellor looks at how ESG ratings, public and private financing as well as politically stability impact projects

  • 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

  • Long-haul recovery for aviation

    One year on from the grounding of flights in Europe and the US, one of the hardest hit corners of the infrastructure world is still reeling from the pandemic, though the industry is hoping for the vaccine ramp-up to lead to the start of a recovery later this year

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