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  • Infra funds – hoarding and splurging

    Infrastructure funds struggling to raise cash… which sounds odd given the records broken in 2022 for fundraising. But we live in a new reality and the suspicion is that hoarding is afoot and that the splurge will come in Q3

  • GI Hub reveals Asia's resilience during high inflation

    Asia’s infrastructure markets can leverage increasingly mature sustainable instruments and the availability of multilaterals to stay resilient amid rapid inflation and rising interest rates. IJGlobal shares insights with Henri Blas, chief content officer of Global Infrastructure Hub, about global trends of private investment in infrastructure in relation to Asia

  • Infra Dig – African energy… in transition

    Gabriel Onagoruwa chair of the project development and finance practice at Nigeria-headquartered law firm Olaniwun Ajayi stars in this week's Infra Dig podcast

  • NeuConnect Interconnector, UK / Germany

    The first direct link between UK and Germany’s electricity grids – the NeuConnect interconnector – reached financial close in July 2022, in a deal supporting post-Brexit cooperation on energy policies

  • Bhola II gas-fired recapitalisation, Bangladesh

    The recapitalisation of the Bhola II gas-fired power plant was another step in the maturation of Bangladesh’s project finance market. The transaction innovated the domestic project finance market for power by bringing in a larger club of commercial banks, including two first-time participants in Bangladesh’s project finance market, and a new international equity holder

  • LIBOR phase out of Sterling and the US Dollar markets

    After decades of service, LIBOR effectively ceased to be used as an interest rate benchmark at the end of 2021 in most markets. Synthetic LIBOR will continue to be published for Sterling until the end of 2022 but only to support legacy deals that hadn’t transitioned to an RFR by the end of 2021

  • Switching whip hands mid-thrash

    It’s time to pull up a seat – popcorn at the ready – to enjoy an almighty dingdong between borrower and lender as battle lines are re-drawn in a swiftly shifting infrastructure finance environment

  • Nepal's hydropower market

    Nepal’s hydropower potential is tremendous, yet profoundly underdeveloped. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's government has pumped up the portion of run-of-river projects to 45% of the allocated quota for a 15GW target. This development signals the government's preference for more environmentally friendly assets

  • Infra Dig – Simon Morrish on Xlinks

    The IJGlobal Infra Dig podcast this week turns its focus on one of the most exciting projects on the planet – Xlinks – a landmark renewable energy development in Morocco with a 3,800km HVDC sub-sea cable to the UK

  • Greenlink Interconnector, UK / Ireland

    Greenlink – Europe’s first privately-financed interconnector project – which will connect the electricity networks of Ireland and Great Britain reached financial close at the beginning of March setting the scene for a number of similar transactions to proceed

  • Infra Dig – Fiona Reilly – Nuclear & Transmission

    The Infra Dig podcast series returns to the European energy space with this week’s guest – Fiona Reilly – taking her place at the fireside to discuss all things nuclear and energy transmission

  • Nuclear energy debate needs facts, not fervour

    There’s a quote from a character in Charles Dickens’ final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which deserves to be more famous than it is: “Your remarks are well meant, I have no doubt, but you will permit me to observe that they develop a mistaken view of the subject, which can only be imputed to your extreme want of accurate information."

  • 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

  • Infra Dig – Interconnectors with Hitachi Energy

    Given the upsurge in activity on the interconnector front as nations increasingly focus on achieving energy security, the Infra Dig podcast series this week turns towards an interesting sector in the greenfield as well as secondary space

  • 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

  • Infra Dig Podcast – The UK Nuclear Plan

    With news published last week that the UK has committed to a massive investment programme in its energy generating estate, the IJGlobal podcast – Infra Dig – turns the focus on this interesting development

  • Jazan utility assets acquisition, Saudi Arabia

    Late last year a Saudi Aramco-backed JV of ACWA Power and Air Products closed on a $12 billion deal for what has been claimed to be the world’s largest integrated project for gasification, hydrogen production, and combined cycle energy – the Jazan assets acquisition

  • Infra Dig Podcast – NuScale Power and SMRs

    As governments around the world look to secure low-carbon baseload energy and nail down security of supply, small modular reactors are going to feature increasingly on agendas as they move from drawing board to implementation

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