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  • CCGT sponsors push on in PJM, auction or no auction

    Developers of gas-fired projects in PJM Interconnection are forging ahead with financing plans for Q1 2020, despite lingering uncertainty over the delayed capacity auction timetable and rules, while frustrated renewable energy developers have been forced back to the drawing board

  • Opportunities in Caribbean infrastructure

    The demand for infrastructure investment in the Caribbean region is significant, even before you consider the pressing need for greater climate resilience due to extreme weather events

  • Bring on the infra revolution

    It seems fitting that the first editorial of a new decade should focus on how the market is evolving to meet future demands as greenfield infrastructure morphs into a creature significantly different to the beast we know

  • No, actually… it’s all about us!

    When we go out to meetings and dare to drop into the conversation the subject of awards nights, it can go either of two ways. Either they lean in, ears pricking up… or they peer at you through fingers, shaking heads vigorously

  • The renewable race to refi

    All you ever hear these days is doom and gloom. You’d think we were back in the days of box-toting bankers smiling ruefully for the cameras as they exit Lehman Brothers for a final time, liberated pot plant under arm

  • Taxiing before take-off

    Airport privatisations in the US have largely remained grounded, with numerous cancellations, but two deals are now at least moving towards the runway

  • US infra spending – a missed opportunity

    The cancellation of the Mobile River Bridge P3 shows the limitations of federal efforts to increase infrastructure spending

  • Another year older, another year…

    There are certain things by which you can chart your life and it’s a little bit sad when it dawns on you that IJGlobal’s quarterly league tables have become a landmark for tracking the flow of years

  • Steering solar equipment into safe harbors

    Solar equipment safe harbor deals that have been in the works since the first half of the year have begun to reach financial close in the last few weeks, starting with a dual-tranche transaction for Recurrent Energy

  • Infra M&A – virus that proves the vaccine?

    Are people paying too much for infra and energy assets? Has the market finally reached the stage where stupendously stupid things are being done? With a market correction on the way, are the wheels about to fall off in the most spectacular manner?

  • Change of focus for North American fund managers

    With large equity fund managers making their foray into the debt space, IJInvestor data shows the strategy is slowly gaining ground in the region

  • Hedged solar opportunities in the Lone Star State

    As project finance has become available for solar assets with financial hedges in Texas, sponsors that are bullish on the market have begun to explore innovative contract structures that preserve more potential upside for them − while still providing comfort to lenders and tax equity investors

  • Dan McCarthy – splitting the audience

    One of the most controversial figures in the infra/energy community, Dan McCarthy has risen to become one of the world's leading head hunters in this sector and has more war stories than you can shake a stick at. Here we take a closer look at the man behind the myth...

  • Laurie Mahon – infrastructurally fabulous

    A career like few others... in fact - no others. New York-based CIBC boss Laurie Mahon stands out as one of the most intriguing figures in the global infrastructure community having done it all, and done it in style. Here IJGlobal takes a look at the person, her career and what makes her tick...

  • The Lone Star state closes its final toll road deal?

    Texas is recognised as one of the few US states with a successful P3 programme, having closed around six deals from 2008-2016. Following a lull, a new segment of the 35W redevelopment project in north Texas reached financial close in August – and could perhaps be the last privately funded toll road deal in the Lone Star state

  • Aloha to renewable energy

    Hawaii − the most fossil fuel dependent state in the US − is determined to relieve its dependence on oil

  • SNC-Lavalin – what the hell are you up to…?

    What gives at SNC-Lavalin these days? The scandal-prone, Canada-based construction giant is rarely out of the news – usually for all the wrong reasons – leaving the market wondering just how far a company can fall from grace… because this one’s breaking world records

  • 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

  • Quebec’s Library and Archives Canada P3

    The Library and Archives Canada P3 project in Quebec reached financial close in April with a bank and bond financing structure. While closing took place earlier in the year, an announcement was not made until June due to a prolonged period of severe flooding in the Gatineau region

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