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  • Infra Dig – California Drayage with CBRE IM

    Having taken a little too long to kick start the year’s podcast service, IJGlobal launches 2024 with an interesting fireside chat on an award-winning project led by CBRE Investment Management.IJGlobal editorial director Angus Leslie Melville speaks to Toronto-based Robert Shaw, managing director in CBRE IM's private infrastructure business

  • Asterion’s Steag acquisition, Germany

    Not only was Asterion's acquisition of Steag one of the biggest to close in Germany in 2023, it also held its own among the most notable M&As across the power sector in the last calendar year

  • IJGlobal Regional Report – Europe, FY 2023

    Infrastructure finance across Europe dipped by 6.2% over the course of the 2023 calendar year, marking a slight drop against performance achieved in full-year 2022, according to the IJGlobal database

  • IJGlobal Regional Report – Latin America, FY 2023

    Infrastructure finance across Latin America witnessed an uptick in activity over the course of 2023 with full-year figures recorded by the IJGlobal database identifying a rise of 8.2% when held against performance in full-year 2022

  • Aware Super's London expansion

    Aware Super late last November marked its expansion into London with a A$10 billion commitment to the UK investment office. Here IJGlobal looks into its plans for the future

  • Bluefield Revive, Italy

    Bluefield's Revive strategy looks away from the allure of new-build renewables megaprojects and instead addresses a question crucial to the energy transition – how to revitalise aging and fragmented assets and generate long-term sustainable impact

  • Broken (investor) relations…

    Reaching out to the market this week, you’re left with a curious sense that it’s divided into 2 schools of thought when it comes to fund managers drumming up cash. Today’s editorial is prompted by an evening out with a handful of infra types in mid-December when one immediately recognisable IR person expressed relief that LPs were starting to loosen the purse strings

  • DWS's Stagecoach acquisition, UK

    Embracing what has been deemed “the golden age of electric busses”, DWS acquired Stagecoach in 2022, usurping a bid from National Express

  • Menengai geothermal II, Kenya

    Kenya is emerging as a key player in the energy markets, particularly geothermal with opportunities driven by low levels of energy access, a need for transition from fossil-based generation to clean and renewable energy, and to support industrialisation and economic growth

  • Toll Road Monetisation P3, Puerto Rico

    In December 2023 Puerto Rico’s $5.2 billion Project Yunque toll road monetisation P3 project reached financial close, the largest highway privatisation process ever carried out in the Commonwealth

  • GIP – oh to be in the Nifty Fifty…

    Word reaches IJGlobal that of the 400-strong GIP team in the reverse takeover of BlackRock, a group of 50 big hitters has emerged as the real winner, earning themselves a nickname – the “Nifty Fifty”

  • Barcarena CCGT power plant, Brazil

    New Fortress Energy in November 2023 closed a $575 million financing for its 630MW CCGT Barcarena power plant – part of an LNG-to-power complex in Brazil’s Pará state acquired by the firm in 2021

  • Flogging a dead horse

    Once you’ve started flogging a dead horse, when do you stop? There’s no obvious time to hang up the whip. And that’s very much the case with the consolidation of infra funds… as well as the desire to write about it

  • Seoul’s Dongbu Underground Expressway PPP

    The 10.1km Dongbu Underground Expressway is a toll road public-private partnership project in the offing for nearly a decade. To be built in South Korean capital Seoul and targeted to be commissioned by end-2028, the project overcame a lot of hurdles before securing its financing

  • BlackRock / GIP – there will be blood

    Now that you’ve picked your jaw off the floor at news BlackRock is buying Global Infrastructure Partners, what better way to launch the IJGlobal Friday Editorial for 2024 than with a knee-jerk reaction to the biggest deal of the year!

  • SotySolar controlling stake acquisition, Spain

    Luxembourg infrastructure investor Marguerite closed on 12 December 2023 the acquisition of a controlling stake in SotySolar, a Spanish company in the distributed renewable energy market in the Iberian Peninsula, by buying part of Plenium Partners' shares and subscribing to a new capital increase

  • Puerto Bolívar expansion, Ecuador

    Turkish port operator Yilport Terminal Operations – subsidiary of the Yıldırım Group – in October secured a $150 million term loan from the US International Development Finance Corporation to finance the upgrade of a terminal at Ecuador’s Puerto Bolívar Port – located in the province of El Oro

  • APAC offshore wind sector outlook – 2024

    Over the past few years Asia Pacific region has caught up with Europe to develop an attractive offshore wind sector

  • Sosteneo’s Koorangie battery, Oz

    Italian asset manager Sosteneo Infrastructure Partners has entered the Australian renewable market by acquiring a greenfield energy storage system in Victoria from Australian renewable developer Edify Energy. Post-acquisition, the battery is ready for construction as all agreements including battery supplier, offtaker, and the debt are in place

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