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  • Friday The 13th – Dawn of the Debt

    Welcome to the Friday Editorial, dear friends. Pull up a seat. Make yourself comfortable as I have a chilling tale to tell you… one that’ll curdle your blood, turn your hair grey(er) and have you wailing in terror as you face your doooooom

  • Infra Dig Podcast – Gridserve’s Toddington Harper

    The future of electric vehicle charging has never looked brighter than it does right now as the market throws its weight behind this burgeoning sector, and UK-based Gridserve is right at the front of the pack

  • IJGlobal Awards – Standard Chartered Video

    Having performed impressively in the MENA IJGlobal Awards 2021 – picking up trophies for 5 major transactions to have closed in the last calendar year – Standard Chartered takes time to run through its performance over the judging period and looks to the future

  • Don’t Panic – infra slumps happen

    Having spent the last couple of weeks riffing off the funds report, it seems only fair now to gnaw knuckles and take a closer look at our first quarter greenfield report for infrastructure financing… which has a very different tale to tell

  • The great infra feeding frenzy

    If you view the world in a certain way – say, looking at the global infra / energy sector as a gargantuan feeding trough filled with swill (assets), and the funds as a rotund set of piggies – well, it’d be entirely fair to say that the former’s overflowing and the latter have their snouts well and truly inserted

  • Bernhard acquisition, US

    In December 2021, DIF Capital Partners announced the completion of its acquisition of Bernhard - the largest privately-owned Energy-as-a-Service solutions company in the country

  • Capital availability drives US project finance

    The project finance market has been especially dynamic since the start of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020. Here Will Marder of Wilmington Trust takes a look at how it has evolved in that time

  • InstaVolt acquisition, UK

    Zouk’s sale last month of UK-based electric vehicle charging company InstaVolt logged a market first in the sector with a pure-play, mega infrastructure fund acquiring 100% of the asset as increasing maturity opens the door to consolidation

  • Karapinar Solar PV Plant, Turkey

    The Kalyon Enerji Yatırımlar successfully reached financial close on Turkey’s largest solar plant – the Karapinar project – in December 2021 despite facing numerous obstacles including currency volatility, political uncertainty and navigating the challenges of the pandemic

  • The Puerto Rican problem – resolved

    Back in the mists of time… possibly before many IJGlobal subscribers had even launched their careers… monolines played a hugely significant role in the financing of big-ticket infra

  • Jeju Hanlim offshore wind farm, South Korea

    Kepco-led consortium last month achieved financial close on its first commercial offshore wind project – the $519 million, 100MW Jeju Hanlim offshore wind farm. The highly localised transaction involving domestic developers, financials, and advisers gives insights into the market’s expectations and appetite

  • Infra Dig Podcast – The GI Hub Fireside Chat

    The latest in the IJGlobal Infra Dig podcast series was broadcast today – a fireside chat with Global Infrastructure Hub chief executive Marie Lam-Frendo

  • Calm after (half of) the storm…

    Blimey – what a week… and I’m not talking about everything that’s going on in the world, it’s a localised statement for those of us who toil daily to bring you news and analysis of the global financing of infrastructure and energy

  • Inpex’s investment in Muara Laboh, Indonesia geothermal

    As decarbonisation has climbed the oil and gas corporate agenda, the conventional wisdom is that the skills and technologies IOCs and NOCs possess will push geothermal forward. The confluence of social considerations and O&G’s cyclicality also factors into diversification. IJGlobal unpacks 2 recent transactions in Indonesia's secondary market

  • Infra Dig Podcast – Dixon of Energy Green

    Ian Dixon – an infrastructure and energy specialist of more than 30 years’ standing – joins IJGlobal editorial director Angus Leslie Melville on the Infra Dig podcast series to discuss all matters energy, and the global shift to renewables

  • Zhong Neng Offshore Wind Farm, Taiwan

    Offshore wind power developers are focused on the Taiwan Strait as the government prepares to kick off the third auction round for 1.5GW offshore wind by June. The 298MW Zhong Neng Offshore Wind Farm valued at more than $2 billion builds the picture of a promising sector, having achieved financial close in December

  • Green bonds – bridging the infra funding gap

    Debt capital markets and project bonds represent one of the keys to unlocking the flow of long-term yield chasing western institutional capital needed to address this infrastructure gap. One of the most exciting developments in this space in recent years has been the growth in green project bonds targeted at climate impact reduction infrastructure investments.

  • Electrifying times – hair on end

    There’s an old Italian saying “tutto il mondo è un paese”, and never has this been truer than it has been this week as petrol prices surge and – with the wisdom of herd creatures (possibly sheep) – the masses rush to buy electric vehicles

  • Dogger Bank C Offshore Wind Farm, UK 

    The end of last year saw Equinor and SSE Renewables reach financial close on Dogger Bank C, concluding financing on the third and last phase of what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm

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