Latest North America Analysis

  • New players on the North American fundraising field

    The North American fundraising market has been making the headlines over the past 18 months thanks to its mega-funds, but a renewed hope in the region’s future project pipeline has seen a number of ‘new’ market entrants looking to tap investors’ growing infrastructure bucket

  • Ontario – light rail… heavy issues

    Light rail in Ontario is a hot topic these days with three under construction, five in procurement and another one at planning stage. With the normally clockwork procurement process struggling to meet its rigid deadlines, it’s not quite as fantastic a market as it used to be…

  • Ontario – an unholy trinity…

    When it comes to approval ratings for PPP programmes, few markets hold a candle to Ontario. It is revered for being the one to do it right from the get-go, creating a clock-work procurement model and true partnerships with the private sector to deliver public infrastructure – even if it stole the idea from Partnerships BC

  • Ohio State University utility lease, US

    The Ohio State University (OSU) has become the first US university to complete a leased-based privatisation of on-campus energy asset

  • BlackRock Global Renewable Power II fund: The largest of its kind

    BlackRock Real Assets recently raised the largest global renewables fund in the world by reaching final close on its Global Renewable Power II at $1.65 billion, confirming that the asset class has reached maturity among institutional investors

  • Maple leave

    International oil majors are exiting Canadian upstream assets at a time when the US oil and gas market is beginning to look more attractive

  • IJ League Tables – everyone’s not a winner

    It’s that time of year again… League Table Time. Back in the day, we used only to publish them twice a year and – frankly – that was quite enough. But no, you turn your back for seven years and it’s gone quarterly. Huzzah

  • Interview: FRV’s Javier Huergo

    Javier Huergo, treasurer and chief investment officer for Fotowatio Renewable Ventures' parent company Abdul Latif Jameel speaks to IJGlobal

  • Rise in US airport concessions

    The US airport sector is witnessing a substantial increase in the number of long-term concessions and terminal redevelopment-type PPP projects put out to market. The number of ongoing airport PPP transactions in 2017 is more than double that seen in the previous four years combined, according to IJGlobal data

  • North American funds: The bigger kids on the block

    A few weeks ago, US-based private equity manager Blackstone announced the launch of a $40 billion infrastructure fund, which is set to become the largest fund ever raised in this sector

  • The uncertainty in US P3s

    The future of Maryland’s Purple Line light rail transit (LRT) PPP remains uncertain, following news that construction on key elements of the much-awaited project is suspended

  • Data analysis: The looming US gas giant

    Latching onto the economics provided by cheap natural gas in the US, gas-fired power plants are coming to market in droves

  • Puerto Rico's renewed PPP goals

    Debt-ridden Caribbean island and US territory, Puerto Rico, has announced plans to resurrect its PPP programme with an ambitious pipeline of fresh projects across multiple sectors

  • Project procurement and delivery

    The UK, Canada and Australia are three of the most established private finance markets for infrastructure in the world. Lauded for easily accessible and transparent procurement and delivery mechanisms they are often a blueprint for emerging PPP markets

  • California's infrastructure ambition

    The Californian State Legislature passed a historic bill in April to raise California gas taxes by $0.12 in an attempt to raise as much as $52 billion towards repairing the state's infrastructure over the next decade

  • Old Harbour Bay Power & LNG, Jamaica

    How local banks arranged the largest private sector project financing in the history of Jamaican and set the stage for further LNG development across the Caribbean

  • Interview: Kansai Electric Power’s Yoshihiro Takechi

    Market liberalisation at home is driving Japanese power utility Kansai Electric to seek growth overseas. Yoshiro Takechi, general manager of Kansai Electric international business and cooperation division, has unveiled what he expects in return for the company’s ¥500 billion ($4.5 billion) war chest in an interview with IJGlobal

  • The Canada Infrastructure Bank

    In the past few weeks, the federal government of Canada has announced a couple of senior appointments for the, yet-to-be formally launched, Canada Infrastructure Bank, signalling its commitment to bringing the bank into existence

  • Engie top IJGlobal renewables Q1 2017 sponsor LT

    Engie made the biggest commitment to renewables investment in the first quarter of 2017, according to the IJGlobal Q1 2017 league tables

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