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  • Infra funds – rolling in… it

    What a week it’s been in the world of European infrastructure funds. For some it’s been jolly japes all round… for others, it’s been a bit of a head scratcher

  • The Maple TopCo / Calisen deal, UK

    UK-headquartered investor, developer and manager Equitix sold Maple TopCo to Calisen in July, marking a merger of 2 of the UK's largest meter asset providers and the creation of a mega energy transition growth platform

  • Edinburgh Tram – the £13m inquiry

    Having been in New York last week, it’s interesting to catch up on UK news… only to learn that I missed the long-awaited publication of the £13 million Edinburgh Tram Inquiry

  • HS2 – apologies for the cancelled service

    Well now, are we on the verge of a sensible decision being made on the UK’s “high-speed” rail shenanigans? One can’t help but hope that sense will finally prevail over HS2 – a project that should have never have seen the light of day

  • Infra Dig – US renewables with Charles Donovan

    Hot off the heels of hosting REFF Wall Street in New York, the IJGlobal podcast – Infra Dig – publishes its latest episode, this one focused on renewable energy in the US. Angus Leslie Melville talks to Charles Donovan an academic with serious energy credentials

  • NephroPlus seals dialysis units’ PPP, Uzbekistan

    From renewables to education, Uzbekistan has successfully embraced the public-private partnership structure. In the healthcare segment, one such project - the 4 greenfield dialysis centers PPP by NephroPlus Health Services Central Asia – stands out

  • FPSO Alexandre de Gusmão, Brazil

    Netherlands-based oil and gas developer SBM Offshore, together with its partners, recently closed financing for the FPSO Alexandre de Gusmão – a deal valued at $2.313 billion, the second largest project finance deal of the year in Latin America

  • They said it’d pick up in September…

    It’s always annoying to have sources wisely intone that the summer lull will end once we’re out of August. Of course it bloody will. But blimey, there’s picking up – and there’s PICKING UP. Sweltering September in London and the market’s gone utterly bonkers

  • IJGlobal Regional Report H1 2023 – Europe

    The first half of this year was something of a mixed bag of results for Europe with the greenfield project finance of infrastructure and energy making a recovery, while refinancing activity was constrained and M&A decidedly down

  • IJGlobal Regional Report H1 2023 – APAC

    Deal count in the broader “infrastructure finance” category has steadily increased across the Asia Pacific region in recent years, supported by broadly consistent levels of project finance deal closes and variable performance in the “other infra finance” category – the ones that are not PF

  • Infra Dig – SeaTwirl with Johan Sandberg

    The focus of this latest Infra Dig podcast turns once again to technology in the offshore wind sector as listeners are treated to a deep dive into SeaTwirl, its history and the ambitions for a new method of harnessing energy in waters your average offshore wind turbine just cannot reach

  • IJGlobal Regional Report H1 2023 – North America

    All told, North America had a reasonably strong showing for the first half of 2023 with a total of $301 billion deployed, down on the corresponding half in 2022 which logged $314 billion, but a considerable step up on H1 2019’s $178 billion

  • Infra Dig – CCS with Dan Carter, Wood

    The latest IJGlobal podcast – Infra Dig – focuses on carbon capture and storage and the role it is anticipated increasingly to play in the great international energy transition race. Fresh off the back of publishing an energy transition report, IJGlobal editorial director Angus Leslie Melville sits down to talk with Dan Carter, president of decarbonisation at Wood

  • CDPQ – decarbonising the real economy

    With C$402 billion in assets under management, CDPQ is one of the world’s leading investment groups. It is also a global leader in sustainability, spearheading efforts to decarbonise the real economy and limit the impacts of climate change by investing in sustainable projects across its various asset classes

  • IJGlobal Regional Report H1 2023 – Latin America

    IJGlobal data record a fairly consistent first half of 2023 for Latin American financing of infrastructure having – in recent years – maintained steady progress, but having suffered a particularly sharp slump in H1 2021 as the Covid pandemic impacted progress

  • The future of PPPs – Ireland

    Ireland’s implementation of the PPP model dates back to the late 1990s and today the country continues to use the model in many of its large-scale infrastructure projects

  • Repowering wind farms, Germany

    Renewables investor Qualitas Energy, through its German subsidiary, closed in May the acquisition of 3 German wind farms from an unknown seller with plans to repower the assets, taking a further step to invest half of its Q-Energy Fund V in the German wind market

  • IJGlobal Regional Report H1 2023 – Middle East and Africa

    IJGlobal data record a fairly humble first half of 2023 for activity in the infrastructure finance space for the Middle East and Africa with a reasonable amount of project finance, decidedly constrained refinance activity and a tanked M&A sector

  • Feijão Wind Farm, Brazil

    Norsk Hydro’s Hydro Rein and Macquarie Asset Management’s Green Investment Group reached financial close on their 456MW Feijão Wind Farm – part of a 586MW combined wind and solar project in north eastern Brazil. The deal marks the first time a project of this size secures full USD financing in Brazil without the involvement of an IFI

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