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  • 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

  • Mexican O&G on shaky ground

    Mexico's new administration is seeking to reverse efforts to bring more foreign investment into the country's oil & gas sector

  • Brazil's Parana touts infra pipeline

    The Brazilian state of Parana has an ambitious pipeline of infrastructure projects that were recently showcased at a roadshow to attract investors, with the extensive list including a large road concession as well as projects in the ports, airports, water and sanitation, energy and prisons sectors

  • Brazil's dynamic renewables market

    Developers are having to turn to new revenue and financing sources to meet Brazil’s ambitious non-hydro renewables generation targets

  • Who’s afraid of the CLO?

    Not all financial instruments with three-letter acronyms are scary. CLOs for infrastructure debt are not only making a comeback but now being promoted as a solution to climate change

  • Vías Chile bonds, Chile

    Vías Chile closed on 29 May the refinancing of a loan with the issuance of a bond in the Chilean stock exchange, the Bolsa de Santiago - sparking a future trend in the Chilean capital markets

  • LNG-to-power in Brazil and GNA I

    An SPV comprising Prumo Logistics, BP and Siemens reached financial close at the end of March on the development, construction and operation of an LNG-to-power project located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, part of a trend in the country's power market where there has been a surge of these types of projects

  • Ecuadorian PPPs – some progress

    Latin America is increasingly looking at the PPP model as a way of facilitating private investment in new infrastructure. Ecuador is no exception to this trend

  • MUFG Bank – Global MLA of the Year

    IJGlobal awards have long held a special position in the industry, given that they are independently judged by teams of infrastructure and energy specialists in New York, London, Dubai and Singapore – giving them unrivalled authority and the cachet of peer review

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