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  • PPPs in Australia's infra-led recovery

    Australia's PPP pipeline could be set for a boost as politicians in state and federal governments around the country have fast-tracked infrastructure approvals and allocated billions in new budget, as they aim for a construction-led economic recovery from Covid-19. After a surprise PPP cancellation in Victoria, signals for PPP players are mixed...

  • IJInvestor Awards – open for entries

    IJInvestor – the IJGlobal title tracking fund deployment and infrastructure/energy M&A activity – has now gone live with the portal for its 2020 awards celebrating achievements and individuals across a global playing field

  • The new BNDES, a one-stop-shop

    Brazilian development bank BNDES has been trying to reposition itself over the last 12 months, the timeframe of its new administration. Traditionally seen as a major competitor by commercial national and international debt providers, the institution is making an effort to be more than just a lender. It aims to become a one-stop-shop for developing Brazil’s infrastructure

  • IJ Unplugged – Minister Prasad Panda

    The Canadian province of Alberta is no stranger to the procurement of infrastructure through public-private partnership structures… but it’s been a fairly quiet P3 market for the last 5 years

  • IJGlobal Awards 2019 – The Allen & Overy Interview

    Winner of the IJGlobal Law Firm of the Year 2019 for the MENA region, Allen & Overy has an enviable heritage in the this sector – a law firm with infrastructure and energy truly in its DNA

  • IJGlobal Awards 2019 – The Societe Generale Interview

    Societe Generale enjoyed great success in the 2019 calendar year, landing it the coveted role of Global MLA of the Year for infrastructure, energy and mining deals closed – voted on by independent judging teams in London, New York, Singapore and Dubai

  • IJGlobal Awards 2019 – The Arup Interview

    Arup has been voted the IJGlobal Technical Adviser of the Year for Europe and Africa as well as winning for North and South America, recognising the role it played on transactions that closed in the 2019 calendar year – and repeating its success from 2018

  • IJGlobal Magazine – The Awards Special

    The summer issue of the IJGlobal Magazine is published today in digital format only. IJGlobal took the decision in the interests of safety not to publish the hard copy due to the coronavirus pandemic

  • Due diligence on the Road to Damascus

    Having spent the past couple of weeks wading through content for the next IJGlobal magazine – out in digital format, 13 July (God willing) – it has provided a rather nice Road to Damascus experience for this grizzled infra hack

  • Espoo Schools PPP, Finland

    The Espoo Schools PPP project has broken new territory for Finland, concluding the procurement on the nation's first social infrastructure transaction with an innovative financing structure involving a re-draft of its tax legislation and – potentially – serving as a pathfinder for pipeline of similar deals

  • Who’d start a new job in lockdown?

    It’s a curious old world, ain’t it? Have you noticed the number of people moving jobs of late? It’s a trend that has a lot of folk around the industry scratching their heads in bemusement. Why on earth would you take a leap of faith in a market like the one we’re not enjoying?

  • Dendermonde Prison PPP, Belgium

    The procurement journey for Dendermonde prison started in 2009 when the Belgian Ministry of Justice began the tender process for 4 correctional facilities, giving bidders the chance to bid on all projects as a package even though each was to be delivered under separate procurement agreements

  • Home workers of the revolution

    Comrades, we gather here today to pay our respects to a way of life that passed earlier this year having lived to a ripe old age… and evolved into the equivalent of a cantankerous old git who’s long overdue a planting

  • University of Iowa Utility System, US

    Since financial close of the University of Iowa’s Utility System, the US P3 market has seen an aggressive uptick in colleges seeking private partners upgrade and operate cleaner, more efficient systems. Investors, meanwhile, see these transactions as both straightforward and lucrative

  • M&A in the Covid-19 epoch: APAC perspective

    Covid-19's impact appeared first in listed markets. Investors in late January were slowly pricing in the disruptions. Today, however, a popular Asia Pacific infrastructure index shows not a prolonged bloodbath but glimmers of a V-shaped recovery. IJGlobal reports on the pandemic's influence on origination, structuring and execution in the region's private market

  • Falling off a cliff – infra style

    As you look out there – virtually, of course, as you shouldn’t be going further than the end of your road unless it’s to load up with a couple of hundred-weight of bog roll – it’s a curiously vibrant market… for now. But dark clouds are massing...

  • Nobody does air-quotes any more

    There’s been a very quiet revolution over the last month that hardly anyone has noticed… because we’re all working from home. This seismic shift has been in the attitude to WFH, if you’ll excuse what appears to be teenage text-speak

  • Covid-19: Coping strategies for APAC

    During the first half of April (2020) IJGlobal has been asking 10 project finance lenders and advisers across Asia Pacific financial hubs Sydney and Singapore, Beijing and Hong Kong about the impacts of Covid-19

  • IFC: smart solutions for urban and remote communities

    IFC's East Asia and Pacific director Vivek Pathak and country manager for Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Pacific Islands Thomas Jacobs talked to IJGlobal about their urgent work in promoting "smart solutions to the problems of urbanisation", such as waste to energy plants and affordable housing townships, as well as bringing new models for developing off-grid energy infrastructure

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