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  • Stir crazy and staying safe

    We’re all in the same boat now – moving like cagey tigers in our allotted territories, wading through thousands of unnecessary emails, wrestling with yesterday’s wonder technology innovation… all the while maintaining an ostensibly-genial appearance for the nearest and dearest

  • Javiera, Sol del Desierto, Chile

    Atlas Renewable Energy financed a pair of solar projects in Chile in the US private placement market at the beginning of March, skillfully winning over a skeptical investor community that lacked positive experiences of financing renewables in the country

  • EXCLUSIVE New kid on the block

    The Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is open for business, and the new US development bank is keen to convey that it is not just a rebranded OPIC. With new tools at its disposal, it is eyeing opportunities in emerging markets, such as Latin America

  • I Squared consolidates in Peru

    A year after private equity firm I Squared Capital completed the acquisition of a large renewable energy portfolio in Latin America, the fund tied up the final loose ends by refreshing the debt in place at the holdco level and on its newly consolidated Peruvian assets

  • Banks and developers mull CFE's plans for renewables

    As the Mexican government upends incentives, self-supply contracts and the market for clean energy certificates, project finance and investment bankers in New York and developers in Mexico City are attempting to gauge the impact and decipher the administration's motives

  • B-Day landings in World War 5G

    Wow. What a week to have lived through. It started with UK prime minister Boris Johnson revealing that Huawei would be involved in the roll-out of 5G in Britain – potentially leading to a schism with the US – and ended with Brexit… a rift with Europe

  • Wind developers persevere in Argentina

    Developers have brought a handful of wind projects in Argentina to financial close in recent months, having turned to development finance institutions and export credit agency wraps amid a lack of enthusiasm from commercial banks

  • Slow progress for Brazilian offshore wind

    Brazil is only just beginning to develop an offshore wind market but there are some first movers who are already jostling for position at the start line

  • Banks eye "boring" construction loans for Mexican CCGTs

    A flurry of tenders for gas-fired projects in Mexico may be good news for construction contractors, but the prevailing state-ownership model means project finance bankers will be left to scrap over "boring" construction loans rather than meaty project finance mandates

  • Institutional investors bid high on LatAm infra

    In search of greater returns, institutional investors from all around the globe seem to be increasingly prepared to take on greater risk. One example of this is a rising appetite for direct investment in Latin American infrastructure, with 2019 figures being three times higher than the full previous year

  • Puerta de Hierro – Palmar de Varela 4G road, Colombia

    The latest project to reach financial close under Colombia's massive 4G road programme, the Puerta de Hierro – Palmar de Varela and Carreto – Cruz del Viso toll road crossed the finish line at a time when the Colombian government is pushing hard to move on the more troubled of the 4G projects ahead of the next generation of road concessions

  • Brazil political risk for infra investors

    Brazil’s political risk is declining after a decades of tumultuous events. The political crises involving ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Odebrecht, Petrobras and Operation Carwash remain painful reminders to investors worldwide of unmeasured political economic risks

  • 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

  • DFIs push ahead in Argentina

    While the wider economy faces significant uncertainty, DFIs have continued to support energy and infrastructure projects in Argentina

  • EXCLUSIVE BNDES - dominant no more?

    The day capital markets are the main source of infrastructure finance in Brazil, replacing institutions that can offer subsidized interest rates or artificially-long tenors, might come sooner than some expect

  • 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

  • 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?

  • Interest high in Brazilian renewables

    Solar and wind auctions in Brazil are still proving popular and more commercial lenders are participating in deals

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