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  • Ermewa - a reluctant but successful sale

    A consortium of a DWS-controlled funds and Canadian investor Caisse des dépôt du Québec (CDPQ) recently prevailed in the auction for Ermewa Holding

  • M&A bankers prep district energy biz sales

    M&A bankers are readying the sales of a number of district energy systems that are anticipated to hit the auction block in coming weeks

  • Vietnam DPPA: a great move forward, but how?

    Renewable energy gencos and corporate power consumers have been increasingly keen to participate in Vietnam’s Direct Power Purchase Agreement trial programme. DPPA will allow developers to mitigate the risk that the monopoly power system operator may be unable to offtake power by selling electricity to corporate offtakers, signalling the transition to a more open electricity market

  • APAC infra fundraising – death by FIFO?

    In recent years, Asia-Pacific has been one of the fastest developing markets for infrastructure funds. As the region increasingly opens up to global investments, its economies and infra development are growing significantly

  • 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

  • Hybrid portfolio financing, Rajasthan

    Adani Green Energy’s earnings call with debt investors on Monday is likely to highlight one of the company’s most consequential transactions to close in FY2021. AGEL sealed a $1.35 billion senior debt facility with participation from 12 international banks to finance India's largest hybrid cluster development

  • Kom Ombo Solar PV, Egypt

    Egypt had been attracting utility-scale wind farm deals in recent years and it was only a matter of time before the country’s renewables sector would be bolstered further by the spread of solar PV of a similar size from across the Red Sea

  • Netflix and bone-crushing tedium…

    As we tentatively venture out of our homes to bump elbows – not rub shoulders as that’s too close – with friends and colleagues we’ve not seen for an age… it’s becoming horribly apparent that nobody has anything to say

  • Biden's shot in the arm for US clean power

    President Joe Biden has announced an ambitious $2 trillion infrastructure plan that includes a wide-reaching set of initiatives aimed at supercharging the country's clean power and renewables industry

  • Mutkalampi Wind Farm, Finland

    Earlier in the month Neoen reached financial close on the €478 million Mutkalampi wind farm – Finland’s largest onshore wind project to date, with commissioning set for late 2022

  • New York Thruway Service Stations P3

    Irish company Applegreen has been active in the US market since 2014, slowly expanding its foothold in the forecourt retail space through organic and acquisition-driven growth. The New York Service Areas project is the second P3 project it has been involved in, the first being the Connecticut Highway Service Plazas P3 in which it acquired a 40% stake in 2019

  • Awards – a flattering market reflection?

    Having spent the last couple of weeks wading through submissions for IJGlobal Awards 2020 and now having launched into Judgment Day sessions… it’s with a somewhat giddy head that fingers hit keyboard for the Friday missive

  • Secondary funds market primed for a bumper year

    The pandemic temporarily threw a wrench in the works, but an inflow of new capital is expected to drive further growth in the secondary market for stakes in infrastructure funds

  • Taking the pulse on Velindre

    The long-delayed Velindre Cancer Research Centre PPP in Wales appears to have received a much-needed breath of life with the Welsh government approving the business case for the development, allowing it to progress to procurement

  • Sitara Solar Energy, India

    Soft copy proposals were due at the end of last week on the government-backed Seci's Tranche-IV, which is the procurement of IPPs to develop up to 1,785MW of grid-connected solar power in north western India. The deadline arrives a month after the project company of a nearly $70 million solar power plant in northern India reached financial close

  • Battle for Suez: driving a hard bargain

    An M&A battle has seldom caused such a stench as that kicked up by Veolia’s struggle to swallow Suez, still unresolved after the best part of a year

  • Yanbu-4 IWP, Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia’s water drive continues with the 450,000 m3pd Yanbu-4 IWP project which has been brought to financial close by an Engie-led consortium

  • 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!’”

  • US infrastructure – yee-haw… maybe

    National infrastructure plans are usually met with an immediate call to arms from the private sector… but when it comes to the US, the market is a lot less swift to start a-hollerin’ and a-whoopin’. And for good reason. Cruel experience has taught the infrastructure community to treat federal infra announcements with a degree of caution… and the bigger the announcement, the greater that caution...

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