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  • Telecoms investment in Africa

    EIB's investment in Cape Verde is part of a rising wave of capital coming into Africa telecoms projects, from both DFIs and commercial banks

  • Andy Robinson – from beyond the vale

    In the first of a series of focuses on figures in the global infrastructure industry, IJGlobal turns the spotlight on a prominent project finance banker – Andy Robinson – who rose to fame at NordLB, building out an impressive global offering and surrounding himself with an eclectic crew of deal makers...

  • SNC-Lavalin – what the hell are you up to…?

    What gives at SNC-Lavalin these days? The scandal-prone, Canada-based construction giant is rarely out of the news – usually for all the wrong reasons – leaving the market wondering just how far a company can fall from grace… because this one’s breaking world records

  • Fund analysis: EDIF II

    Two months before being acquired by MUFG, First State Investments signed off final close on its second generation vehicle European Diversified Infrastructure Fund II

  • 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

  • I just don’t have words…

    OK, it’s silly season – that time of the year when infra hacks are supposed to scrabble around for news, smashing the phones in the vain attempt to raise anyone on the blower… tumbleweed gusting through the streets, a deathly pall across the financial centres, long lunches and worktime suntans

  • Indonesia PPP: time to take off

    President Joko Widodo’s administration has been pushing to prepare Indonesia’s public private partnership (PPP) programme. As his second term starts in earnest, tentative hopes that PPP procurement may be set to accelerate have been reignited. Airport privatisations are already underway and look set to lead the PPP pipeline

  • Glennmont's debt fund invests in Italo Solare debt

    Glennmont's new fund has made its first two investments into two portfolios of Italian solar loans – one performing and one non-performing. The first investment was into its own renewable energy asset backed security, the second was in a portfolio of non-performing Italian solar loans – the first investments of their kind in Italy

  • Beatrice Offshore Wind, Refinancing

    With a strike price at £140 per MWh over a 15-year contract, the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm proved a highly attractive asset for lenders, allowing its sponsors to slash debt pricing via a refinancing and release £500 million in equity

  • Gruelling seven months in infra

    It’s been a rough first half to the year, a gruelling seven months that’s taking a hefty toll on the IJGlobal team. The pressure of publishing our Funds Report and League Tables – hot on the heels of our Canada infrastructure conference – has put years on the editorial team

  • Quebec’s Library and Archives Canada P3

    The Library and Archives Canada P3 project in Quebec reached financial close in April with a bank and bond financing structure. While closing took place earlier in the year, an announcement was not made until June due to a prolonged period of severe flooding in the Gatineau region

  • Mitigating risk shock in European wind

    Investors and utilities in the European wind sector face increasing headwinds from political, regulatory, social and lifecycle risks as support schemes end, according to William Cox and Mathew Garver of M&E Global, Inc.

  • Dumat al Jandal, Saudi Arabia

    EDF and Masdar have reached financial close on what will be Saudi Arabia’s first ever utility-scale wind farm - part of the country's first round of renewables procurement

  • Australian energy-from-waste: burning brighter

    Australia has seen an explosion in wind, solar and now energy storage development, while EfW has been a slow burner. But with waste exports less viable and landfill less tolerated, EfW could catch light

  • Primorskaya onshore wind farm, Ukraine

    The head of Ukraine’s state gas company Naftogaz expects deliveries from Russia to stop on 1 January 2020. Domestic production accounts for 54% of total consumption while the remainder of natural gas supply was met through imports from Europe and Russia

  • PPP stakes – buyer beware…

    The touch paper has this week been lit on a little-discussed financing wheeze that involves the sale of “economic interest stakes” on under-construction PPP projects – creating a bomb that (in worst case scenarios) will blow up in investors’ faces

  • International capital eyes Saudi infra plans

    Saudi Arabia, like many of its neighbouring countries in the Gulf region, is trying to reduce its economy’s reliance on oil exports

  • 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

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