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  • Data Analysis: Chile leads LatAm infra finance in 2016

    Chile was the most active infrastructure finance market in Latin America during 2016

  • Data Analysis: North American PE in Latin America

    A number of US and Canadian PE firms made it into IJGlobal’s infrastructure finance sponsors’ league table for Latin America in 2016

  • Bogotá to pioneer health PPPs

    After its success in procuring bankable toll road PPPs under the Fourth Generation of Highways Programme (4G), Colombia is about to roll out a major PPP programme in the health sector

  • Paraguay’s PPP push

    As some LatAm countries have witnessed a slowdown in the procurement of PPPs, Paraguay is pushing ahead with a programme which is attracting the attention of both European sponsors and global investment banks

  • Trump and the plummeting Peso

    As the world woke to the news that Donald Trump had taken the White House the Mexican Peso suffered its biggest drop since the 1994-95 Tequila Crisis. What impact will this have on infrastructure and energy projects in Mexico?

  • Oil rebound sparks investment hopes

    The price of Brent crude oil rose to its highest level in a year earlier this week, raising hopes that investment levels in the beleaguered oil and gas sector could soon begin to rise

  • LatAm's renewables wave

    LatAm is experiencing a boom in renewables, and in particular solar. Governments are rolling out tenders and tariffs are getting lower. But in an environment where tenors are set to shorten and pricing rise, some question whether this trend is sustainable

  • Colombia’s referendum result

    The result of Colombia’s referendum on a proposed peace accord with armed rebels, has been widely seen as bad news for investors

  • PPK’s Proinversión reform

    Faced with several stagnant landmark projects which have failed to achieve financial close, new president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK) has pledged to reform the procurement of infrastructure assets

  • Magdalena River Waterway PPP, Colombia

    The Magdalena River waterway PPP, considered one of the most crucial infrastructure projects launched under President Juan Manuel Santos’ administration, has gained a new lease of life

  • Data Analysis: Brazil's ailing infrastructure sector

    Brazil’s burgeoning renewable energy market has proven to be a bright spot amidst a gloomy outlook for infrastructure investment. But deal flow in this sector is also petering out

  • Bronze for Brazil

    As Rio welcomes the 2016 Olympics, opinions are divided as to the real cost of hosting this year’s games for Brazil

  • Data analysis: North America beats Europe as fundraising focus

    Fundraising activities have been geared towards global opportunities in the past eighteen months, with North America beating Europe for funds with a regional focus

  • Costera 4G toll road, Colombia

    Goldman Sachs has just arranged a second multi-tranche, dual-currency, hybrid financing backing one of Colombia’s 4G toll road concessions. Together the deals have created a new paradigm for infrastructure finance in underdeveloped LatAm markets

  • Data Analysis: Honduran PV

    Honduras has developed what is undoubtedly the most established solar market in Central America

  • Colón greenfield LNG-to-power, Panama

    AES Corporation's Colón LNG-to-power project marks a number of milestones for Panama and the wider region. It is the largest combined-cycle facility and first ever LNG terminal in the country, and it is also the largest ever power investment in Central America

  • Data Analysis: Mexico’s booming midstream sector

    IJGlobal data shows that Mexico’s midstream sector has been one of the country’s most active sectors in terms of both procurement and closed financings in the last couple of years

  • Autopistas de Antofagasta toll road refinancing, Chile

    Chilean fund Inversiones Infraestructura Dos' refinancing of the Autopistas de Antofagasta toll road concessionaire demonstrates the high level of liquidity in the Chilean market, and a growing appetite among local institutional investors to provide direct loans to infrastructure projects

  • The art of arranging

    Commercial banks are often judged by the total value of debt provided to clients over a specific period. During a time of restricted balance sheets and increased regulation however, it may be worth considering other ways to measure performance

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