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  • News+: Regulatory capital relief

    Mariner Investment Group last week launched a new institutional investor product, which provides regulatory capital relief to banks in an attempt to stimulate new bank lending in the infrastructure market

  • EXCLUSIVE M6 Toll debt restructuring, UK

    At the end of 2013 Australian-listed company Macquarie Atlas Roads (MQA) closed the restructuring of roughly £1 billion (US$1.6bn) of debt for the M6 Toll road, also known as the M6 Birmingham Expressway

  • Eten cold reserve power plant, Peru

    Eten cold reserve power plant transaction is the first greenfield project bond in Latin America on which investors took on full construction and operation risk, and the first international project bond with a partial credit guarantee in the region

  • Greater Gabbard OFTO acquisition, UK

    A Balfour Beatty, AMP Capital and Equitix consortium reached financial close on the £317 million (US$517m) acquisition of the Greater Gabbard offshore transmission project at the end of November 2013

  • R1 Expressway refinancing, Slovakia

    On 29 November 2013 the Granvia Consortium, project sponsor of the R1 Expressway in Slovakia, reached financial close on a €1.24 billion bond issue to refinance outstanding debt on the PPP project

  • Shuweihat 2 IWPP Refinancing, Abu Dhabi

    The re-financing of the Shuweihat 2 (“S2”) independent water and power project (“IWPP”) in the capital markets was a ground-breaking transaction for the UAE and GCC markets and demonstrates the substantial investor appetite for well structured transactions with strong underlying fundamentals.

  • Zaanstad Prison PPP, The Netherlands

    The Dutch government reached successful financial close on the Zaanstad Prison PPP in October using ING and NIBC's Pebble-Commute financing structure, once again confirming that the country is at the forefront of employing new innovative financing solutions for its projects

  • News+: Telecom M&A in vogue?

    During a hot summer dry on deals, telecommunications towers have been in vogue

  • Castor storage project, Spain

    A closer look at the €1.4 billion (US$1.85bn) project bond issue for the Castor underground gas storage project in Spain

  • News+: listed infrastructure funds in Thailand

    Listed income-style funds are emerging as a source of financing Thailand's ambitious infrastructure expansion programme

  • News+: Student accommodation financing

    Bond financing is becoming the flavour of the season for university housing projects; what is it that makes bonds the right fit?

  • Chaglla hydro plant, Peru

    On 5 July Odebrecht Energia, the power arm of the Brazilian conglomerate, closed financing for its US$1.2 billion 406MW hydro plant in Peru

  • News+: UK listed renewable funds

    A flock of renewable energy funds has floated with success on the London Stock Exchange this year, opening up a young asset class to a wide range of investors

  • Thameslink rolling stock project, UK

    Earlier this month saw the financial close of one of the UK's most anticipated transport deals - the Thameslink rolling stock project - confirming above all that long dated bank debt is available for key national infrastructure projects that are well-structured

  • News+: That's a wrap

    The UK infrastructure debt capital markets have seen an encouraging flurry of deals in the past few months that have emboldened hopes of a renaissance in project bonds

  • University of Hertfordshire, UK

    Bond financing for University of Hertfordshire’s student accommodation deal is a sign of institutional investors’ growing interest in social infrastructure

  • News+: Make way for the Aggregator

    A new model is being introduced to finance UK schools, will it prove to be a success?

  • Insurers plowing into power

    The Freeport LNG deal is just one example of how insurance companies are competing with bankers and fund managers to provide capital to power and energy projects, especially at a time when lending opportunities in the space are limited

  • Open Grid Europe, Germany - IJ Awards 2013 Energy acquisition of the year

    The acquisition of the €3.2 billion (US$4.1bn) Open Grid Europe gas transmission network was without a doubt one of the key project finance deals of 2012

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