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  • IJGlobal Webinar – Digital Infrastructure

    This week’s IJGlobal webinar – The Critical Infrastructure Resilience Discussion – attracted an impressive international audience with the 2 key speakers delving into the a sector that will become increasingly core to subscribers of this service

  • District Energy Networks/Vicinity Energy, US

    Antin Infrastructure Partners made good on its commitment to grow its US presence at the end of last year with the $1.25 billion acquisition of Veolia’s District Energy Networks business. The French firm funded the purchase with a $770 million debt package that combined elements of corporate and project financing

  • Who’d start a new job in lockdown?

    It’s a curious old world, ain’t it? Have you noticed the number of people moving jobs of late? It’s a trend that has a lot of folk around the industry scratching their heads in bemusement. Why on earth would you take a leap of faith in a market like the one we’re not enjoying?

  • IJGlobal Survey – Global Digital Infrastructure

    IJGlobal this week published a survey to gauge understanding and preparedness for Digital Infrastructure – a burgeoning sector that we anticipate will benefit massively from international stimulus packages to revitalise economies post Covid-19

  • Viridor Waste-to-Energy, UK

    After KKR submitted an all-cash £4.2 billion bid in the first round of the Viridor waste-to-energy auction, one of the most highly anticipated M&A processes in the UK, it was hastily wrapped up in less than two months

  • M&A in the Covid-19 epoch: APAC perspective

    Covid-19's impact appeared first in listed markets. Investors in late January were slowly pricing in the disruptions. Today, however, a popular Asia Pacific infrastructure index shows not a prolonged bloodbath but glimmers of a V-shaped recovery. IJGlobal reports on the pandemic's influence on origination, structuring and execution in the region's private market

  • Falling off a cliff – infra style

    As you look out there – virtually, of course, as you shouldn’t be going further than the end of your road unless it’s to load up with a couple of hundred-weight of bog roll – it’s a curiously vibrant market… for now. But dark clouds are massing...

  • 49.99% acquisition of Altice Portugal FTTH

    Yesterday, Altice and Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners concluded the latter’s acquisition of a 49.99% stake in Altice’s Portuguese fibre network

  • Nobody does air-quotes any more

    There’s been a very quiet revolution over the last month that hardly anyone has noticed… because we’re all working from home. This seismic shift has been in the attitude to WFH, if you’ll excuse what appears to be teenage text-speak

  • Covid-19 – The resilience of energy funds

    While the airport and road sectors have been hit pretty heavily by the outbreak of Covid-19, the energy space is proving resilient

  • Central Penn Gas Pipeline, Pennyslvania

    One the last remaining publicly-listed renewable energy yield companies in the US, NextEra Energy Partners, made a major fossil fuel investment last year when it acquired a stake in the 185-mile Central Penn gas pipeline in Pennsylvania for $1.37 billion. The financing included tightly-priced term debt and a complex convertible equity deal

  • Genex gets K2-Hydro back on track

    Genex Power has succeeded in the signing of a new PPA for the A$700 million, 250MW Kidston Pumped Hydro project in Queensland, with EnergyAustralia firmly back on board as the offtaker but no longer as the 50% equity partner

  • Stir crazy and staying safe

    We’re all in the same boat now – moving like cagey tigers in our allotted territories, wading through thousands of unnecessary emails, wrestling with yesterday’s wonder technology innovation… all the while maintaining an ostensibly-genial appearance for the nearest and dearest

  • Diverging fortunes of infra M&A

    Elasticity of demand is proving to be burdensome for almost all infrastructure assets: transport has seen a monumental collapse whilst telecoms has seen significant upticks. What will this mean for M&A processes linked thereto?

  • Living in unprecedented times

    At times like these – and there haven’t been any of those – it’s hard not to peer into the rear-view mirror to draw comparisons with yesteryear. However, that’s not possible in these unprecedented times… a term that’s already ageing badly… as coronavirus sweeps the planet

  • Merkur offshore wind farm, Germany

    Dutch pension asset manager APG and InfraRed Capital-managed The Renewables Infrastructure Group on 13 March closed the acquisition for 100% of Germany’s 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm for €1.9 billion

  • Fundraising in the time of Covid-19

    The novel Coronavirus is posing some challenges to the managers in raising mode. But the market is strong and resilient enough to face them

  • Friday 13th – nightmares abound

    When Friday The Thirteenth rolls around and the mind turns to the darker aspects of work in search of an editorial, it usually takes longer for a theme to emerge from the maelstrom of global infra/energy news

  • Disappointing bids hamper generation auctions

    Despite the wall of capital chasing North American power and renewable energy assets, a number of sale processes for individual projects and portfolios have recently stalled or been scrapped, suggesting that investors with cash to deploy are remaining disciplined

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