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  • PF bankers declare war on The Man

    One thing a hack never wants to do is to give credit to another title for making a fair fist of a story that sits firmly in his/her own sector… but today, this infra scribbler is swallowing pride while doffing a cap to the FT for writing a story that impacts infrastructure finance on a global basis

  • Institutional investors bid high on LatAm infra

    In search of greater returns, institutional investors from all around the globe seem to be increasingly prepared to take on greater risk. One example of this is a rising appetite for direct investment in Latin American infrastructure, with 2019 figures being three times higher than the full previous year

  • No, actually… it’s all about us!

    When we go out to meetings and dare to drop into the conversation the subject of awards nights, it can go either of two ways. Either they lean in, ears pricking up… or they peer at you through fingers, shaking heads vigorously

  • What next for Cellnex?

    Spanish communications infrastructure operator Cellnex Telecoms has had an impressive year having made a string of substantial asset acquisitions, and with several more potential acquisitions in the pipeline. Given such a high level of M&A activity, what is Cellnex’s long-term strategy?

  • Fund analysis: AMP Capital Infrastructure Debt Fund IV

    As the interest for mezzanine strategies spreads among equity managers, AMP Capital has reinforced its reputation in this space by raising a total $6.2 billion on its latest vintage

  • Formosa 2 offshore wind, Taiwan

    Formosa 2’s $2 billion debt package closed late in October 2019 with the equity contributions to be finalised later in November. The project financing marks K-Sure and Taiwan Life's entries into the market, but Taiwan's state-owned banks have cold feet when it comes to offshore wind

  • Acquisition of Elenia Lämpö Oy, Finland

    The sale of a business in any sector at 21x EBITDA will always cause a stir among market pundits, but this was not the case when Finnish district heating firm Elenia Lämpö Oy changed hands at such an aggressive multiple

  • BNDES - dominant no more?

    The day capital markets are the main source of infrastructure finance in Brazil, replacing institutions that can offer subsidized interest rates or artificially-long tenors, might come sooner than some expect

  • Da Mi Floating Solar, Vietnam

    An independent credit assessment, a favourable credit rating, and a state-owned sponsor all contributed to allow Vietnam's first ever floating solar project to reach financial close this month

  • Change of focus for North American fund managers

    With large equity fund managers making their foray into the debt space, IJInvestor data shows the strategy is slowly gaining ground in the region

  • Hedged solar opportunities in the Lone Star State

    As project finance has become available for solar assets with financial hedges in Texas, sponsors that are bullish on the market have begun to explore innovative contract structures that preserve more potential upside for them − while still providing comfort to lenders and tax equity investors

  • Grass is greener

    Brownfield funds enjoy the greatest prominence in the current climate of fundraising activity, but there are those making the case for greenfield investing, enlightening LPs to the potential upsides

  • Dan McCarthy – splitting the audience

    One of the most controversial figures in the infra/energy community, Dan McCarthy has risen to become one of the world's leading head hunters in this sector and has more war stories than you can shake a stick at. Here we take a closer look at the man behind the myth...

  • Fund analysis: InfraVia

    At the start of the week (16 September), France's InfraVia announced the sale of the final asset held in the eponymous fund

  • IJGlobal Friday the 13th Special

    It’s Friday the 13th and – as the day behoves – we turn our focus to the darker side of the industry… the horrific, the ghastly and the downright wrong. Sourcing opinion from the market through a straw poll sent to a select crew of worthies, here follows a sense of where most people’s heads are at on a day when everything is supposed to go wrong

  • Currenta acquisition, Germany

    After a drawn out negotiation period, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA belatedly closed on the acquisition of the largest German chemical park operator, Currenta

  • KCOM acquisition, UK

    MIRA, an asset management division of Macquarie, was recently confirmed as the winner in a secret race with Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) to acquire British telecoms group KCOM

  • The server service

    In a world in which data is the new oil, data centres promise to be shrewd investments. But who is best placed to own these assets?

  • Fund analysis: EDIF II

    Two months before being acquired by MUFG, First State Investments signed off final close on its second generation vehicle European Diversified Infrastructure Fund II

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