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  • EXCLUSIVE IPIF: Democratising unlisted infra for Australia's SMSFs

    As Melbourne-based fund-of-funds manager IPIF is in a A$250 million round of fundraising for its IPIF Core platform, the manager is considering future possibilities for direct investing. Meanwhile...

  • 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...

  • Valentine’s Bonus – bankers are blue

    Word from the banking community has it that if you’re holding out for a heart-warming letter from your boss in the coming weeks – one that leaves you in little doubt how much you’re loved – well…...

  • Vinča waste-to-energy PPP, Serbia

    A consortium of Suez, Itochu and Marguerite closed late last year on a landmark waste-to-energy PPP project to transform waste management in Serbia’s capital city

  • Newhurst waste-to-energy, UK

    Biffa, Covanta and Macquarie’s GIG successfully reached financial close on the 42MW Newhurst waste-to-energy project in Leicestershire against a backdrop of Brexit uncertainty

  • 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...

  • EXCLUSIVE Kacific1 satellite, Space

    Kacific anticipates commercial service to start next month on its satellite Kacific1 nearly 35,800km above the equator, following the satellite’s launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket about two months...

  • SOFR, so good?

    As lenders and borrowers prepare to say goodbye to Libor, also known as “the most important number in finance,” are project finance professionals ready?

  • Smart Cities – Fear and Loathing in Toronto

    The conservative – definitely lower case c – nature of Torontarians is being pushed to breaking point by ambitious plans to build a Smart City on their doorstep, giving the international market an...

  • Gulf Plains Wind acquisition, US

    US-based fund manager Harbert Management Corporation almost doubled its renewable energy holdings at the end of last year when it acquired a stake in an 812MW wind portfolio − a deal it ultimately...

  • Azito IV phase expansion, Côte d’Ivoire

    A total of nine DFIs turned up for the debt financing of only the fourth expansion of Globeleq’s on-going concern in Côte d’Ivoire which has now reached financial close – enabling the addition of...

  • 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...

  • EXCLUSIVE AIIB: an Asian multilateral putting focus on digital

    The Beijing-based multilateral Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank issued on 14 January a call for public comments on its draft digital strategy to finance Asia Pacific’s rapidly evolving telecoms...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • To lose Toulouse: sale of Toulouse-Blagnac

    On the penultimate day of 2019, the audience finally saw the curtain descend on a remarkable French M&A farce. Construction company Eiffage closed on the acquisition of a 49.99% stake in...

  • C&I solar developers weigh their options

    While yield-hungry investors of all stripes are viewing distributed, small-scale solar companies ever more favorably, the founders and management of the target companies are finding that there are...

  • Battle lines drawn for Intelligent Infra

    The lines are being drawn for an East/West technology battle as Intelligent Infrastructure takes a step closer to becoming reality… with the US placing itself in the vanguard as the tech protector for...

  • 2020: Year of the debt fund?

    While the gap between equity and debt fundraising was still wide in 2019, Q4 figures highlight a potentially new trend

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