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  • Cardones-Polpaico transmission refi, Chile

    In a deal that took almost a year to close, Interchile, a subsidiary of Colombia's Interconexion Electrica, raised $1.2 billion of bonds to refinance a sprawling transmission portfolio interconnecting the entire northern half of Chile

  • And the winner is… the Mexican Army!

    Few things warm the heart of an infra hack more than projects being won… but when it comes to airports in Mexico, that’s more likely to elicit wails of anguish. The latest development on the ground (not so much in the air) is a farce of monumental proportions – on a similar scale, indeed, to the scrapping the under-construction airport in 2018

  • UK enters new era for trade with Central America

    UKEF chief executive Louis Taylor and CABEI executive president Dante Mossi join forces to write and op-ed for IJGlobal in the wake of their signing an MoU earlier this year to presage an uptick in activity between the 2 organisations

  • Uncertainty reigns supreme in Mexico's power market

    Five months have passed since the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced counter-reforms of the country's energy sector. However, the law implementing the shift in power away from the private sector has still not been enforced, leaving market players in a state of uncertainty

  • Autopista Río Magdalena 2, Colombia

    Colombia's success with the 4G programme – a nationwide plan to revitalise the country's road infrastructure – has set in motion plans for 5G which will go beyond highways to include airports, railways and waterways

  • Telfers acquisition, Panama

    This summer, a consortium of investors led by InterEnergy Group was able to seal its purchase of the 656MW Telfers LNG-to-power project in Panama, bringing to close a process they had embarked on 2 years ago

  • The Astris Finance Interview

    On time to celebrate the firm’s 20th anniversary, Astris Finance has been awarded Latin American financial adviser of the year, for the third year in a row – and for good reason. This boutique firm is deeply embedded in the energy and infrastructure sectors in the region, having been active there for the last 2 decades

  • The SMBC Interview

    SMBC enjoyed an impressive 2020 calendar year working on some landmark transactions in the Americas. Taking the pandemic in its stride, SMBC continues to be one of the dominant players in both North America and Latin America

  • Editor’s Choice Latin America – EnfraGen

    Editor Ila Patel selected the refinancing of EnfraGen’s existing debt for the Editor’s Choice Award for Latin America

  • IJGlobal Awards 2020 – sign up to attend

    In the absence of our famed IJGlobal awards nights – normally hosted in London, New York, Singapore and Dubai – we are bringing you all the thrills and spills of the night… virtually

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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