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  • 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

  • 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…

  • Baltic district heating finds a private equity owner

    Partners Group is acquiring a district heating platform in the Baltics, in the latest of a string of exits by Finnish utility Fortum

  • Baltica 2 and 3 offshore wind farms, Poland

    Poland’s drive to bring their offshore wind efforts up to speed with their western European neighbours has been a valiant effort

  • Asper scales up with co-investment strategy 

    In the face of a challenging fundraising environment and sky-high valuations, independent London-based investment manager Asper has attracted large investors with its own co-investment model

  • Dogger Bank Offshore Wind, UK

    As the largest offshore wind farm to have made it to financial close in 2020, the £7.6 billion Dogger Bank project was one of the high points of an otherwise infernal year

  • Bracing for a new-year slap

    It’s that jaw-clenchingly awful time again. The start of a new calendar year when inboxes fill with far-from-inspiring editorials from across the sectors “boldly” looking into the year ahead in a desperate attempt to sell thought-leadership credentials through the medium of regurgitation

  • Hydrogen and its ever inventive technologies

    Hydrogen has been all the rage for more than two decades, yet little-to-no private, large-scale investment had been made into the sector until more recent times. IJGlobal reporter Sophie Mellor delves into technology developments keeping pace with the revolution…

  • BBVA – extending sustainable finance beyond just dark green

    BBVA, a pioneer of sustainable finance, has bolstered its track record with the launch of sustainability advisory services this year. The banking sector will be a crucial enabler for facilitating sustainability-linked goals, BBVA’s heads of ESG and structured & project finance advisory tell IJGlobal.

  • Energy Efficiency – have your cake and eat it

    IJGlobal funds reporter Arran Brown delves into the opportunity and challenges ahead for energy efficiency as it builds momentum as an asset class

  • The ESG policy tsunami making landfall in 2021

    If sustainable investing reached a high-water mark in 2020, then the level of investor enthusiasm shows no sign of receding in 2021. But a new force is looming on the horizon: EU regulators and the incoming sustainable finance package, writes IJGlobal Funds Editor Ott Tammik

  • The IJGlobal ESG Report

    IJGlobal has today published an in-depth report on the tectonic shifts in the ESG space this year, particularly within the global infrastructure and energy markets

  • Sorgenia Acquisition, Italy

    To get an M&A process completed in 2020 is a daunting task. To sell off 3GW of CCGT capacity in Western Europe during a green energy revolution is even more intimidating

  • The limp grip of an expiring raccoon

    The days of the handshake and numerous other social fripperies seem – thanks to the coronavirus pandemic – to be nearing an end… and it can’t come soon enough

  • IJInvestor Awards 2020 – Redefining Infrastructure

    IJInvestor – the IJGlobal sister title focused on infrastructure fund activity and global infra/energy M&A – is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Redefining Infrastructure category in our annual awards

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