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  • IJGlobal Awards 2021 – Europe & Africa Judging Team

    It is our annual delight to announce the judging team for Europe and Africa – a fine selection of established industry professionals who will bring their experience to bear while assessing submissions for IJGlobal Awards 2021

  • Can PF lenders truly influence ESG compliance?

    I recall the times, less than a decade ago, when project sponsors, were pushing back on ongoing undertakings re Equator Principles compliance in the finance documentation of greenfield projects

  • EXCLUSIVE IJ Podcasts S01 Ep01 – The almost right word

    IJ Podcasts' Episode 1 – The almost right word – of its inaugural season focuses on unpacking infrastructure as an asset class and the contours of infra finance. The venture capital industry, in particular, has tended not to have infra finance in its opportunity set. Our guests examine what infrastructure is and how the private sector has taken an increasingly expansive view of the asset class

  • 2022 – the great energy coin flip

    Have you noticed that journalists at this time of year have a nasty habit of churning out stories that are the equivalent of sticking a sucked finger in the air to test which way the wind prevails? It’s a bit of a cheat really. It’s journalistic low-hanging fruit… a bit like entering a deal at syndication.

  • DC Advisory: ready to ride the energy transition

    Two months shy of celebrating its 10-year anniversary, DC Advisory’s infrastructure team has been crowned Financial Adviser of the Year in two categories (EMEA and Americas) at the IJInvestor Awards 2021

  • Outstanding Individual of the Year – APAC

    Marko Bogoievski, chief executive of Morrison & Co – an inspirational infrastructure luminary and winner of IJInvestor’s APAC outstanding individual award

  • Outstanding Individual of the Year – Americas

    The judges chose Alina Osorio for this prestigious award, recognising that she had “presided over impressive growth in the mid-market space for her fund”

  • Outstanding Individual of the Year – EMEA

    A well-known figure within the international infrastructure community, Karen Azoulay was a popular choice for this individual award from IJInvestor

  • IJInvestor Lifetime Achievement Award

    A true luminary of the infrastructure industry, Geoff Jackson needs little introduction and his recognition with this award is a fitting response to a career well played

  • IJInvestor Rising Star of the Year – EMEA

    Infrastructure is in the blood for Oliver Müllem and his selection as winner of the Rising Star of the Year Award for EMEA is a fitting accolade

  • Sermsang's Binh Nguyen solar, Vietnam

    Thai power producer Sermsang Power achieved financial close on its 50MW Binh Nguyen solar park in central Vietnam, having commenced operations in 2019. The transaction sheds light on alternative ways foreign companies can enter the market and finance renewable projects under restrictive laws and regulations

  • Infra in Russia – an exciting investment destination

    Russia has been a very rewarding destination for public market investors – but what about private investment in Russian infrastructure, particularly given the lack of returns and opportunities available in the infrastructure market globally?

  • Solarnova 4 solar PV portfolio, Singapore

    Amid the buzz at COP26 of Southeast Asian countries adopting strategies for energy transition, Singaporean solar company Sunseap this month achieved financial close on a 70MW rooftop solar power portfolio

  • CDPQ, Cathay's Greater Changhua 1 acquisition, Taiwan

    Earlier this month, CDPQ and Cathay Capital completed their combined acquisition of 50% equity interest in part of Ørsted’s 900MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind farm complex in the Taiwan Straits. IJGlobal talks with the Canadian institutional investor to learn more about this innovative deal

  • Jubail 3B IWP, Saudi Arabia

    There is no greater symbol of the SWPC's water sector revolution in the Kingdom than the splitting of Jubail IWPP into 2, the second of which – Jubail 3B – has now been put to financial close, by an Engie-led team

  • Climate change and COP26: Are we there yet?

    For those motivated by sustainability and the prevention of climate change, there is a feeling that the agreements reached at COP26 fall short of the radical change needed to stop the planet heating to levels that will lead to a climate-catastrophe

  • COP in the rearview – M&A to the fore

    Protesters and the political dregs are upping sticks from the COP26 summit to take “sustainable” transport solutions for the next hot air symposium as dust settles on more MoUs than you can shake a toothy grin at

  • Eyes turn to Build Back Better as House passes bipartisan infra bill

    Now that the US House of Representatives has passed the Biden administration's long-awaited $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, renewables market participants are eyeing a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill containing a host of federal tax credit incentives and a direct-pay option that could be voted on as soon as next week

  • Good COP, bad COP… and empty vessels

    As the first week of COP26 draws to a close, the time has come to marvel at world leaders dozing their way to oblivion and Greta Thunberg expanding her vocabulary, ably assisted by Glaswegians who consider swearing to be an art form

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