Japan last month launched a bid review for 3 offshore wind sites, which had stalled as the government revised the auction law. IJGlobal shares insights from market insiders who are hopeful that the under-revamped auction process will bring greater opportunity for investment
Prior to hosting REFF Wall Street last week in New York, IJGlobal hosted a webinar as a teaser for delegates and sponsors, giving a flavour of what as to come. That taste of the market is shared today...
GS Inima put the $138 million Barka V independent IWP to financial close – the follow-up to the Barka IV and the long-term replacement for the Barka IWPP – thus maintaining Oman’s long-term switch from big IWPPs to trimmer IWPs
The amount of project finance capital going into renewables has steadily increased over the past five years. Specifically, renewables has grown to just below 30% of project finance transactions closed in 2021 and such deals accounted for 60% of total volume
Deals in the niche energy-from-waste recycling sector are few and far between, rendering InfraVia Capital Partners’ acquisition of a 70% stake in Netherlands-based Blue Phoenix Group a transaction worthy of attention
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and Global Infrastructure Partners are set to jointly acquire a 72.5% stake in European transport business, VTG Aktiengesellschaft, from Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and Joachim Herz Stiftung for around €7 billion
The recapitalisation of the Bhola II gas-fired power plant was another step in the maturation of Bangladesh’s project finance market. The transaction innovated the domestic project finance market for power by bringing in a larger club of commercial banks, including two first-time participants in Bangladesh’s project finance market, and a new international equity holder
After decades of service, LIBOR effectively ceased to be used as an interest rate benchmark at the end of 2021 in most markets. Synthetic LIBOR will continue to be published for Sterling until the end of 2022 but only to support legacy deals that hadn’t transitioned to an RFR by the end of 2021
ESG and technology in infrastructure and energy are front-and-centre for this week’s Infra Dig podcast as the focus turns to Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners – winner of the tech trophy in last year’s inaugural IJGlobal ESG Awards
Africa’s first ever wind farm – the 50MW Koudia al Baida in the Tangier region of northern Morocco – will be rebuilt and doubled in size as part of a €138 million ‘repowering’ project signed by French power developer EDF and Morocco’s Masen
In a flagrant display of self promotion, the Infra Dig podcast interviews the winner of one of last year’s IJGlobal ESG Awards… to ramp up publicity for this year’s event which is currently receiving submissions
Uruguay’s largest ever infrastructure project came a step closer to reality last month as its sponsors completed a $475 million refinancing, providing extra cashflow for new investments while strengthening the project’s long-term financial footing
While renewable investment in Europe has been on a stunning trajectory in recent years, not all opportunities within the space are equal. Geothermal assets such as HS Orka are a rarity in Europe and do not frequently come up for acquisition
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