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  • Nuclear energy debate needs facts, not fervour

    There’s a quote from a character in Charles Dickens’ final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which deserves to be more famous than it is: “Your remarks are well meant, I have no doubt, but you will permit me to observe that they develop a mistaken view of the subject, which can only be imputed to your extreme want of accurate information."

  • Maryland Purple Line transit P3

    The Maryland Purple Line Light Rail P3 has a new debt financing package in place, replacing an earlier loan and allowing the beleaguered project to commence construction and transit operations to commence in 2026

  • BlackRock's solar power portfolio refinance, Taiwan

    US investment manager BlackRock Real Assets last month closed its first green financing in Asia Pacific – a $328 million loan to refinance a 186MW solar power portfolio in Taiwan

  • Uzbekistan renewables – Opening for commercial lenders

    As DFIs and ECAs continue to lay the groundwork for Uzbekistan’s budding project-finance market in renewables, commercial banks are gaining a seat at the table. IJGlobal examines transactions heading towards commercial and financial closure and offers insights into what may happen next

  • Greencoat Capital Acquisition, UK

    Schroders’ acquisition of a 75% stake in Greencoat Capital for £358 million is indicative not only of large asset managers’ readiness to make multi-million investments into the renewables sector, but also of the growing appetite for established platforms with proven expertise

  • Friday The 13th – Dawn of the Debt

    Welcome to the Friday Editorial, dear friends. Pull up a seat. Make yourself comfortable as I have a chilling tale to tell you… one that’ll curdle your blood, turn your hair grey(er) and have you wailing in terror as you face your doooooom

  • Infra Dig Podcast – Gridserve’s Toddington Harper

    The future of electric vehicle charging has never looked brighter than it does right now as the market throws its weight behind this burgeoning sector, and UK-based Gridserve is right at the front of the pack

  • IJGlobal Awards – Standard Chartered Video

    Having performed impressively in the MENA IJGlobal Awards 2021 – picking up trophies for 5 major transactions to have closed in the last calendar year – Standard Chartered takes time to run through its performance over the judging period and looks to the future

  • Don’t Panic – infra slumps happen

    Having spent the last couple of weeks riffing off the funds report, it seems only fair now to gnaw knuckles and take a closer look at our first quarter greenfield report for infrastructure financing… which has a very different tale to tell

  • Acciona’s ISTP batch 2, Saudi Arabia

    An Acciona-led consortium reached simultaneous financial close on a fleet of wastewater projects, the second such batch of ISTPs to have been procured by Saudi Water Partnership Company

  • Arcus takes transport Core+, Sweden

    Arcus Infrastructure Partners in March set a second benchmark in Core + with the 100% acquisition of of an asset from Searchlight Capital Partners that – again – had the market wondering how it fits within the fund's mandate

  • Infra Dig – Interconnectors with Hitachi Energy

    Given the upsurge in activity on the interconnector front as nations increasingly focus on achieving energy security, the Infra Dig podcast series this week turns towards an interesting sector in the greenfield as well as secondary space

  • North East Link PPP, Australia

    The North East Link PPP boasts several accolades, the largest PPP project to date in Australia and – most notably – the first such development in the world, or so they repeatedly claim, to be procured using the “collaborative contracting model” where the procurement authority assumes a portion of the construction risk

  • Araguaia Ferronickel Mine, Brazil

    With the nickel market’s prospects transformed after 2 years of intense focus on the practicalities of the energy transition, Horizonte Minerals last month closed a $633 million project finance package for its Araguaia ferronickel mine – a Tier 1 project which could bolster Brazil’s status as a long-term source for the world’s nickel needs

  • The great infra feeding frenzy

    If you view the world in a certain way – say, looking at the global infra / energy sector as a gargantuan feeding trough filled with swill (assets), and the funds as a rotund set of piggies – well, it’d be entirely fair to say that the former’s overflowing and the latter have their snouts well and truly inserted

  • Bernhard acquisition, US

    In December 2021, DIF Capital Partners announced the completion of its acquisition of Bernhard - the largest privately-owned Energy-as-a-Service solutions company in the country

  • Bulacan International Airport PPP Phase 1, Philippines

    After many years of hurdles and delays, Philippines conglomerate San Miguel reached the first step of materialising a $14 billion greenfield airport, which last month achieved financial close on phase 1's land development works

  • Infrastructure – the final frontier

    Sitting at home bashing away at an aging laptop having spent last night in London with more infra funds than you should be able to squeeze into an extraordinarily large room, one cannot help but wonder where the market’s heading... might it be outer space?

  • Capital availability drives US project finance

    The project finance market has been especially dynamic since the start of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020. Here Will Marder of Wilmington Trust takes a look at how it has evolved in that time

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