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  • Digital consumption drives APAC data center growth

    With investment in APAC digitization continuing to ramp up, the focus turns on a growing market where the appetite appears to be bottomless

  • Blue Phoenix Group acquisition, Netherlands

    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

  • VTG – the full story

    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

  • Bhola II gas-fired recapitalisation, Bangladesh

    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

  • Hot Springs Eternal: Ancala’s Evolution of HS Orka

    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

  • Infra Dig – Maxine Ghavi on BESS and microgrids

    Battery energy storage systems and microgrids have shot up the agenda as they made the comfortable transition from Core + to a distinctly Core infrastructure investment

  • 3i Infrastructure's TCR consolidation, Belgium

    When 3i Infrastructure and DWS first bought into TCR it caused ripples across the market at a time when Core + was first being coined. Now 3i is consolidating its position...

  • Antin Spanish fibre sale, Lyntia Networks

    AXA IM Alts and Swiss Life Asset Managers in May agreed to acquire Spanish fibre business Lyntia Networks from Antin Infrastructure Partners following a 6-month sale process

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • InstaVolt acquisition, UK

    Zouk’s sale last month of UK-based electric vehicle charging company InstaVolt logged a market first in the sector with a pure-play, mega infrastructure fund acquiring 100% of the asset as increasing maturity opens the door to consolidation

  • Brazil’s thriving infrastructure market

    Brazil’s business environment is booming with foreign investors confident in the investment climate that the country has cultivated. This success is tied into specific stand-out industries in Brazilian infrastructure – such as transport, which has long been a cornerstone of growth for the country and will see continuous upward momentum in 2022

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