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  • IJGlobal Friday the 13th Special

    It’s Friday the 13th and – as the day behoves – we turn our focus to the darker side of the industry… the horrific, the ghastly and the downright wrong. Sourcing opinion from the market through a straw poll sent to a select crew of worthies, here follows a sense of where most people’s heads are at on a day when everything is supposed to go wrong

  • Geopolitical uncertainties on infra investments

    Infrastructure investors have rarely faced such a breadth of challenges as they do today. Sabre rattling across regions is fueling protectionism while dampening economic activity according the IMF. Infra investors are not new to these political upheavals, in some ways, many are borne from them

  • Andy Carty – a retiring man

    Three tours of duty at three seats of power, Andy Carty knows how to walk the corridors and come out the other end with his sanity largely intact. Here we celebrate a fascinating public-side career that draws to an end in a couple of weeks' time, focusing on roles played by a man much loved across the European infrastructure community...

  • Currenta acquisition, Germany

    After a drawn out negotiation period, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA belatedly closed on the acquisition of the largest German chemical park operator, Currenta

  • KCOM acquisition, UK

    MIRA, an asset management division of Macquarie, was recently confirmed as the winner in a secret race with Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) to acquire British telecoms group KCOM

  • The server service

    In a world in which data is the new oil, data centres promise to be shrewd investments. But who is best placed to own these assets?

  • University of Leicester student housing, UK

    University of Leicester's student housing project is one of the UK's few PPP-style social infra projects still being developed under the model

  • Graham Vinter… the man who wrote 'the book'

    IJGlobal speaks to legendary lawyer Graham Vinter about infrastructure after PFI, the promise of Africa, and being lured back from retirement

  • 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...

  • Fund analysis: EDIF II

    Two months before being acquired by MUFG, First State Investments signed off final close on its second generation vehicle European Diversified Infrastructure Fund II

  • I just don’t have words…

    OK, it’s silly season – that time of the year when infra hacks are supposed to scrabble around for news, smashing the phones in the vain attempt to raise anyone on the blower… tumbleweed gusting through the streets, a deathly pall across the financial centres, long lunches and worktime suntans

  • Glennmont's debt fund invests in Italo Solare debt

    Glennmont's new fund has made its first two investments into two portfolios of Italian solar loans – one performing and one non-performing. The first investment was into its own renewable energy asset backed security, the second was in a portfolio of non-performing Italian solar loans – the first investments of their kind in Italy

  • Beatrice Offshore Wind, Refinancing

    With a strike price at £140 per MWh over a 15-year contract, the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm proved a highly attractive asset for lenders, allowing its sponsors to slash debt pricing via a refinancing and release £500 million in equity

  • 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

  • Mitigating risk shock in European wind

    Investors and utilities in the European wind sector face increasing headwinds from political, regulatory, social and lifecycle risks as support schemes end, according to William Cox and Mathew Garver of M&E Global, Inc.

  • Primorskaya onshore wind farm, Ukraine

    The head of Ukraine’s state gas company Naftogaz expects deliveries from Russia to stop on 1 January 2020. Domestic production accounts for 54% of total consumption while the remainder of natural gas supply was met through imports from Europe and Russia

  • 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

  • Climate Investor One, final close

    Climate Investor One, the Netherlands-based vehicle(s) investing throughout the life of renewable opportunities in emerging markets, unquestionably has exemplary ESG credentials

  • Defining the energy transition

    Investors see growing opportunities in the energy transition, though may have differing ideas of what that term actually means

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