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  • 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

  • ProInversión Q&A – Peru resumes sanitation PPPs

    IJGlobal’s Americas Senior Reporter Juliana Ennes speaks to Karin Granda, special director of Peru’s procurement agency ProInversión, about the challenges and opportunities being faced today in the sanitation sector

  • Andes Renovables, Chile

    Four years after winning power purchase agreements in the 2016 Chilean power auction, Irish developer Mainstream Renewable Power has closed the financing for the first and the second phase of its 1.3GW Andes Renovables portfolio, leaving just one project still to finance

  • Cleaning up in LatAm & Caribbean sanitation

    There’s a big opportunity cropping up across Latin America and the Caribbean as programmes of sanitation PPPs working their way through the system. Juliana Ennes delves into this murky world…

  • IJGlobal Magazine – Power & Renewables Report

    This story has been created to host the ING-sponsored IJGlobal Power & Renewables Report – a key component of the Autumn 2020 IJGlobal Magazine – that was published this week in digital format, due to the coronavirus pandemic

  • IJGlobal Magazine – Autumn 2020 issue

    IJGlobal is delighted today to publish the autumn edition of the IJGlobal Magazine – including the Power & Renewables Report – once again in digital format, due to the coronavirus pandemic

  • La Estrella & Sol de Los Andes, Chile

    Four years after a competitively-bid renewables auction in Chile, financings for projects that were awarded contracts continue to trickle through to financial close, with OPDEnergy among the last to cross the line

  • Training policymakers to drive digital infrastructure

    One of the greatest challenges facing policymakers is how to transform countries digitally. One of the best ways to achieve this – according to M&E Global managing partner William Cox – is through training, qualifying and motivating them to draft laws and rules favorable to digitalized economies

  • IEnova solar portfolio, Mexico

    In early June, Sempra Energy subsidiary IEnova reached financial close on a 376MW four-project portfolio of solar assets in Mexico, even as the country's renewable energy sector grappled with delays, a hostile government and a financing environment that many considered impossible

  • IJInvestor Awards – open for entries

    IJInvestor – the IJGlobal title tracking fund deployment and infrastructure/energy M&A activity – has now gone live with the portal for its 2020 awards celebrating achievements and individuals across a global playing field

  • The new BNDES, a one-stop-shop

    Brazilian development bank BNDES has been trying to reposition itself over the last 12 months, the timeframe of its new administration. Traditionally seen as a major competitor by commercial national and international debt providers, the institution is making an effort to be more than just a lender. It aims to become a one-stop-shop for developing Brazil’s infrastructure

  • Cabo Leones I refinancing and expansion, Chile

    EDF Renewables and Grupo Ibereólica overcame obstacles and delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to reach financial close on the refinancing and expansion of a jointly-owned operational wind project in Chile in June – albeit not in the form the deal was initially expected to take

  • IJGlobal Awards 2019 – The SMBC Interview

    SMBC celebrated an impressive calendar year 2019, successfully shepherding to financial close numerous award-winning deals across Latin America

  • IJGlobal Awards 2019 – The Citi Interview

    Having scooped the IJGlobal award for Bond Arranger of the Year in 2019 in North and South America, Citigroup graciously acknowledges a salute from the industry…

  • IJGlobal Magazine – The Awards Special

    The summer issue of the IJGlobal Magazine is published today in digital format only. IJGlobal took the decision in the interests of safety not to publish the hard copy due to the coronavirus pandemic

  • Mexico struggles for airport solution

    Almost 2 years after the cancellation of the iconic project to build a new airport in Mexico City, the AMLO administration continues to battle over a final plan to guarantee the country will have adequate airport capacity

  • Golden Eagle Solar and Wind Portfolio, Mexico

    In November 2019, after years of work, Engie and Tokyo Gas reached financial close on the largest renewable portfolio in Mexico with post-reform government power purchase agreements. Seven months later, the assets are endangered by a raft of government policies, supposedly implemented in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, but widely viewed as politically-motivated

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