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  • Waste Not Want Not – Ancala digests UK AD

    The UK anaerobic digestion sector experienced a watershed moment late last year with a government initiative giving it a much-needed shot in the arm that will result in ramped up performance

  • It’s starting to feel a lot like… the old days

    What a curious thing to say: “It’s starting to feel a lot like the old days.” However, this was said to me just last night by an infrastructure banker at a gathering of like-minded infra/energy types at a local hostelry

  • EXCLUSIVE IJ Podcasts S01 Ep01 – The almost right word

    IJ Podcasts' Episode 1 – The almost right word – of its inaugural season focuses on unpacking infrastructure as an asset class and the contours of infra finance. The venture capital industry, in particular, has tended not to have infra finance in its opportunity set. Our guests examine what infrastructure is and how the private sector has taken an increasingly expansive view of the asset class

  • DC Advisory: ready to ride the energy transition

    Two months shy of celebrating its 10-year anniversary, DC Advisory’s infrastructure team has been crowned Financial Adviser of the Year in two categories (EMEA and Americas) at the IJInvestor Awards 2021

  • Outstanding Individual of the Year – APAC

    Marko Bogoievski, chief executive of Morrison & Co – an inspirational infrastructure luminary and winner of IJInvestor’s APAC outstanding individual award

  • Outstanding Individual of the Year – Americas

    The judges chose Alina Osorio for this prestigious award, recognising that she had “presided over impressive growth in the mid-market space for her fund”

  • Outstanding Individual of the Year – EMEA

    A well-known figure within the international infrastructure community, Karen Azoulay was a popular choice for this individual award from IJInvestor

  • CDPQ, Cathay's Greater Changhua 1 acquisition, Taiwan

    Earlier this month, CDPQ and Cathay Capital completed their combined acquisition of 50% equity interest in part of Ørsted’s 900MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind farm complex in the Taiwan Straits. IJGlobal talks with the Canadian institutional investor to learn more about this innovative deal

  • COP in the rearview – M&A to the fore

    Protesters and the political dregs are upping sticks from the COP26 summit to take “sustainable” transport solutions for the next hot air symposium as dust settles on more MoUs than you can shake a toothy grin at

  • Augean take-private

    A months-long struggle for ownership of UK-based waste management company Augean was bought to a close in October

  • IJGlobal ESG Financial Adviser of the Year – Cranmore Partners

    Cranmore Partners was lauded by judges for “significant and focused ESG commitment from a boutique advisory firm” to win in the financial advisory category

  • IJGlobal ESG Bank of the Year – Natixis

    The banking category in the IJGlobal ESG Awards was keenly competed, but Natixis stole the day with a submission that won over judges for their innovation and action

  • IJGlobal ESG Rising Star (Investor) – Rachel Fleming

    An international finance specialist with a drawer full of passports, Rachel Fleming of IFM Investors wowed the IJGlobal judging panel to become an IJGlobal ESG Rising Star in the Investor category

  • IJGlobal ESG Awards 2021 – The Company Winners

    The infrastructure community – those who could be there on the night in these times of Covid-19 – gathered this week in central London to celebrate the victorious at the inaugural IJGlobal ESG Awards

  • Wallowing in greenwash & gargling with Kool-Aid

    Maybe it’s bad form when writing up the winners for the inaugural IJGlobal ESG Awards, but with everything that’s going on at the moment it’s hard not to stare balefully at all this virtue signalling from across the infrastructure and energy community

  • Network Rail’s Project Reach

    Network Rail’s Project Reach – a live process which promises bidders the opportunity to upgrade UK fibre along the rail network in exchange for the right to monetise additional capacity – has raised questions among industry watchers as to whether the enterprise is out of touch

  • Digital infra to fuel LatAm growth

    Poorly developed digital infrastructure across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) serves as a major impediment to economic development in the region, according to speakers at the IJLatAm 2021 conference hosted this week in New York

  • Coaxing wild animals into cages

    Talking to people around the market this week puts one in mind of idle moments trawling through Facebook, pausing to watch videos of kind-hearted individuals desperately trying to lure a flea-bitten dog into a cage so they can find that forever home. Curiously, right now it feels pretty much like that in work.

  • TLBs creeping into the infra landscape

    There’s a cheeky little financing mechanism that’s starting to impact the European infrastructure space… a riskier debt instrument borrowed from the US that brings with it the far-from-subtle aroma of leveraged finance

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