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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

  • Brazil’s sanitation sector hots up

    In April, Brazil’s second largest privatisation event took place with Rio de Janeiro state water and sewage utility Cedae auctioning 4 blocs that serve 29 municipalities

  • PF bankers assess Chilean corporate supply deals

    As Chile's largest developers secure supply contracts with corporate offtakers and search for corporate financing for their portfolios, project finance bankers wonder whether there will be any mandates left in the long run that are not corporate-based

  • 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!’”

  • Investors look for exits amid Mexico’s counter-reform

    As the Mexican government pushes through its counter-reform of the energy sector, some investors are preparing to leave the country while others attempt to navigate the uncertainty

  • Gás Natural Açu, Brazil

    Port of Açu located in the municipality of São João da Barra, in the North of Rio de Janeiro state is on its way to becoming a grandiose industrial complex serving the oil & gas industry

  • Glenfarne portfolio, Latin America

    Before 2020 came to a close, New York-based developer Glenfarne Group was able to refinance its roughly 1.5GW Latin American generation portfolio with a mix of bank debt and bonds, following a path opened up by other sponsors in the region who had refinanced their assets earlier in the year

  • Next stop: Peru

    Aware of the importance of infrastructure to economic growth, and of the role of the government in driving the industry, Peruvian leaders have started to think strategically and to make that clear to investors

  • Alarm over energy counter-reform in Mexico

    As Mexico's President Andres Manuel López Obrador lays out his vision of a counter-reform of his country’s energy industry, private investors in power and renewables are pondering whether to leave – assuming they are able to find an exit

  • UEP Penonomé II, Panama

    InterEnergy Group’s recent refinancing of two renewable energy projects in Panama – one of which is named for a papal encyclical – was the first issuance of green bonds from the private sector in Central America. Investors gave the deal their full blessing

  • Renewables portfolios grow in the Caribbean

    Developers and investors are beginning to build portfolios of renewables in the Caribbean and Central America, a region that is slowly diversifying its energy mix despite lacking investment-grade ratings

  • Investors eye Colombia amid LatAm uncertainty

    As several of the Latin American countries that used to be favorites for foreign investors have become less hospitable and stable in recent months, market participants are taking a fresh look at Colombia and the opportunities it offers in power and renewables

  • Q&A: Brazil's energy minister, Bento Albuquerque

    In an exclusive interview with Bento Albuquerque, Brazil’s minister of mines and energy, IJGlobal Americas senior reporter Juliana Ennes is brought up-to date on big plans to use the energy sector as a propellant for economic recovery

  • IJInvestor Awards 2020 – Market Innovations Shortlist

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

  • IJInvestor Awards 2020 – Restructuring Shortlist

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

  • Electricaribe reprivatisation, Colombia

    After a government intervention, one unsuccessful auction, non-payment issues and sporadic service problems, Colombian utility Electricaribe was successfully reprivatized as two separate companies on 1 October, raising the prospect of similar processes in the near future

  • Trousers / lunch / awards

    Groundhog Day was broken this week with a trip into town for lunch with four PF lenders – donning long trousers and shoes for the first time since early March – in the same week that we finalised judging for IJInvestor Awards 2020

  • Jorge Chávez International Airport, Peru

    Among 5 of the busiest airports in Latin America, the recent reopening of the Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima to international flights is raising questions about the asset’s long-delayed expansion plans

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