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  • 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

  • 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

  • ESG Award Public Sector and Multilateral – AIIB

    The judges – on the virtual Judgment Day – opted to blend the categories to recognise ESG activities among the public sector and within multilaterals… and chose for winner the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

  • Sembcorp's S$675 million SLB, Singapore

    In September, Sembcorp Industries raised $501 million through its inaugural sustainability-linked bond, anchored by a $110 million investment from IFC. The issuance sets the scene for an emerging financing instrument in the Southeast Asian energy sector as the region showcases decarbonisation strategies at COP26

  • Rye Park Wind Farm, Australia

    The unorthodox financing of Tilt Renewables’ Rye Park Wind Farm not only makes it stand out in the renewables savvy Australian market but also highlights the increasing risk appetite of lenders for green energy projects

  • 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

  • Kaban Green Power Hub, Australia

    French renewable energy developer Neoen brought its Kaban Green Power Hub in Far North Queensland to financial close earlier this month in spite of a host of trial and tribulations

  • Cirata floating solar, Indonesia

    Indonesia's first floating solar power project earlier this month achieved financial close – amid the market's long wait for state-owned utility company PLN to release its electricity supply business plan for the next decade. IJGlobal speaks with Cirata's sponsors including the Indonesian majority owner and Masdar

  • Tilt Renewables takeover, Australia/NZ

    While the calendar year is a long way from over and it is never wise to call a market leader in August, the takeover of Tilt Renewables has all the hallmarks of logging the accolade for being one of the largest M&A deal in the alternative energy sector for 2021

  • Infrafintech – problems, solutions & securitisation

    Fintech has disrupted nearly all aspects of financial services. However, the impact of fintech on infrastructure – or infrafintech – has been one of the weakest links, finds IJGlobal APAC editor David Doré. It’s time for that torpid state to change…

  • Woodlark gold, Papua New Guinea

    Investors continue to use gold as an asset to hedge their exposure during economic uncertainty as markets clamour for post-pandemic normalcy. IJGlobal talks with Geopacific Resources' CFO and legal counsel, following the ASX-listed company's financial close of its $222 million Woodlark gold project in Papua New Guinea

  • Royal Adelaide Hospital PPP refi, Australia

    The private sector in Australia seems to be making up for the lack of government action on climate change with the sponsors of the Royal Adelaide Hospital PPP securing the largest healthcare sustainability loan in the world to refinance the project

  • Footscray Hospital PPP, Australia

    The government of Victoria this year successfully procured the “much needed” Footscray Hospital as a public private partnership in a small win for the Covid-battered state

  • Bayfront Infrastructure Capital II IABS securitisation

    Imagine originating, bundling, and issuing a diversified portfolio of 30 project finance loans to institutional investors in 5 months… 5 weeks or 5 days. Now contemplate that entire process happening in 5 seconds. What about infrastructure asset-backed securities tokens? Far-fetched? Is that even a future worth creating?

  • Harrisma data centre, Indonesia

    As infrastructure financiers increasingly venture into the digital space amid the second year of pandemic, Indonesian internet service provider Inet Global Indo this month (July) broke ground on its Rp1 trillion ($68.9 million) hyperscale data centre phase 1

  • The Societe Generale Interview

    Riding high on two regional awards for MLA as well as scooping the global lending trophy and a key financial advisory win, Societe Generale leading light Federico Turegano talks to IJGlobal about 2020 and beyond…

  • The DBS Interview

    Winner of the IJGlobal Financial Adviser of the Year 2020 for the Asia Pacific region, DBS has a strong reputation among peers and clients for dependable service. IJGlobal speaks with Subash Narayanan to reflect on opportunities ... past, present and future

  • Editor’s Choice APAC – Clifford Capital’s restructure and ADB investment

    Asia Pacific editor David Doré chose Clifford Capital’s restructuring and ADB's investment for the Editor’s Choice Award for the region

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