Project finance is finally taking off in Argentina’s energy sector after a years-long dry spell, with only a precious few projects making it to financial close in 2017. Now Argentina’s second-largest energy producer Albanesi Energia has closed the financing for two cogeneration heat and power plant projects in Santa Fe
As a young journo working the local press world in 1990s north east Scotland, an old editor – a grizzled hack bearing the scars of hard-living hackery – once said: “Angus, the difference between doctors and journalists is that doctors get to bury their mistakes, ours are out there for everyone to see”
A few years ago, private placements in infrastructure were primarily focused on refinancings. Now, the private placement market has evolved in a number of ways enabling institutional investors to increasingly participate in infrastructure M&A deals, to act on the origination of deals, and going in as primary investors
President Rodrigo Duterte has signalled his resolve to lift the Philippines economic growth rate by building infrastructure at the fastest pace possible. So who will fund what the administration has dubbed the “Build! Build! Build” programme?
Saudi Arabian developer Acwa Power’s recently closed project-backed bond issuance unlocks some $814 million in capital for the firm in what is its first investment-grade offering secured against operational assets
The financing of the acquisition of the Northwest Parkway toll road in Denver, Colorado, has gone beyond prior toll road acquisitions last year to further utilise and test the liquidity of the US private placement market
The half-yearly value of bond financings backing energy and infrastructure projects has been rising globally since the end of 2014, and grew again in H1 2016, according to IJGlobal’s latest league table report
The volume of merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions had already fallen globally this year before the UK’s vote to exit the EU spread uncertainty through the market. Though concerns attached to Brexit are anticipated to subside in the coming months, the US election at the end of the year is expected to create additional uncertainty
The $2 billion Purple Line light rail transit (LRT) PPP project is the second ever transit PPP to reach financial close in the US, following on from the Denver's $1.6 billion Eagle LRT project closed in 2010, and is the first rail PPP for the state of Maryland
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