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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.

  • 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?

  • Augean take-private

    A months-long struggle for ownership of UK-based waste management company Augean was bought to a close in October

  • 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

  • IJGlobal ESG Climate Transition Award – Mitsui & Co

    Mitsui & Co wins the IJGlobal ESG Climate Transition Award for its strategy to drive developments in carbon capture and storage with a deal in Europe underlining its international strategy

  • IJLatAm: Viva a 'infrastructure' revolução!

    Attendees at our recent IJLatAm 2021 conference – a hybrid event, and one we sorely hope to be the last affected by international travel restrictions – received an insight into Brazil’s ambitious pipeline of infrastructure PPPs that continues to advance at breakneck speed

  • AMLO cracks down on power market

    After two years of Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador trying to reform the country's power sector, the statesman has dealt his last card – a constitutional reform that would "decimate" the industry, according to deal watchers

  • A look inside ADB's Energy Transition Mechanism

    Future project finance participants will remember 2021 as the year when Southeast Asia threw down the innovation gauntlet. ADB recently selected a team of advisers to work on a funding vehicle to phase out coal while scaling up renewables in Southeast Asia. IJGlobal shares insights from project insiders and a Prudential chairman who is an outspoken proponent of the coal retirement mechanism

  • REFF Wall Street: Rapid renewables buildout could cause "surprises down the road"

    Conference goers at REFF Wall Street 2021 in New York this week applauded the tremendous volume of investments in the renewables space over the last year-and-a-half, despite the disruption wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic, but some warned that there could be "surprises down the road" as a result of the rapid buildout of the asset class

  • Kinguélé Aval hydropower IPP, Gabon

    In the middle of this summer, French asset manager and infra investor Meridiam gained the distinction of bringing Gabon’s first grid-connected IPP to financial close

  • The real reason why the infrastructure deal is so important

    We applaud Washington lawmakers for bipartisan support reached on investments in US infrastructure

  • Cardones-Polpaico transmission refi, Chile

    In a deal that took almost a year to close, Interchile, a subsidiary of Colombia's Interconexion Electrica, raised $1.2 billion of bonds to refinance a sprawling transmission portfolio interconnecting the entire northern half of Chile

  • UK enters new era for trade with Central America

    UKEF chief executive Louis Taylor and CABEI executive president Dante Mossi join forces to write and op-ed for IJGlobal in the wake of their signing an MoU earlier this year to presage an uptick in activity between the 2 organisations

  • Uncertainty reigns supreme in Mexico's power market

    Five months have passed since the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced counter-reforms of the country's energy sector. However, the law implementing the shift in power away from the private sector has still not been enforced, leaving market players in a state of uncertainty

  • Telfers acquisition, Panama

    This summer, a consortium of investors led by InterEnergy Group was able to seal its purchase of the 656MW Telfers LNG-to-power project in Panama, bringing to close a process they had embarked on 2 years ago

  • The Astris Finance Interview

    On time to celebrate the firm’s 20th anniversary, Astris Finance has been awarded Latin American financial adviser of the year, for the third year in a row – and for good reason. This boutique firm is deeply embedded in the energy and infrastructure sectors in the region, having been active there for the last 2 decades

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