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  • 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

  • IJGlobal Webinar: Middle Americas Renewables Discussion

    IJGlobal – in partnership with LAC-CORE – this week hosted a webinar about renewable energy across Middle Latin America, focusing on Colombia, Mexico, and the Caribbean

  • IJGlobal Webinar: Latin American Renewables Discussion

    IJGlobal – in partnership with LAC-CORE – this week hosted a webinar focused on renewable energy across Latin America

  • Genneia, Argentina

    Developers in Argentina have faced an inhospitable project finance market since 2018, but the country's leading wind developer Genneia has managed to finance no fewer than 9 wind projects in the past 2 years, using creative structures including the company's first ECA-backed corporate loan

  • IJGlobal Survey – Global Digital Infrastructure

    IJGlobal this week published a survey to gauge understanding and preparedness for Digital Infrastructure – a burgeoning sector that we anticipate will benefit massively from international stimulus packages to revitalise economies post Covid-19

  • Metro de Santiago, Chile

    In a market in which you increasingly see short-term project financing, such as mini-perms no longer than seven years due to the uncertainty brought up by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Santiago Metro has managed to raise 30-year debt

  • Termocandelaria Power Limited, Colombia

    In January 2020, Colombia's Termocandelaria Power Limited built on its success in the international bond market with a $186 million tap to finance the conversion of a 20-year old peaker into what it says will be the country’s most efficient gas-fired generation project

  • Pamplona-Cúcuta Highway, Colombia

    The $520 million Pamplona-Cúcuta highway, one of Colombia's stalled 4G projects, stuttered to financial close amid the Covid-19 pandemic

  • The great infra coverage up

    A significant date in the project finance calendar – 31 March – slid past this week with little remark, but as we cringe our way through the financial Armageddon that is coronavirus, it’s unlikely such popular interest payment and calculation dates will be treated in the future in quite so blasé a manner

  • ANI's president on the 5G road programme

    Stalled Fourth Generation (4G) road PPPs in Colombia will not delay the government launching the revamped 5G programme but the Covid-19 pandemic will, Manuel Felipe Gutiérrez, president of the national infrastructure agency (ANI), told IJGlobal in an exclusive interview

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