While 2018 failed to log a mega fund final close – something infra hacks love to hang a story round – this last year managed to break fundraising records across a slew of smaller vehicles, the vast majority of which are (not surprisingly) focused on equity
In the same week that Luxembourg announced plans to legalise cannabis (and make all public transport free), folk have been wondering whether many infrastructure fund managers will domicile in the small European duchy to enjoy the benefits of a liberal system while they play fast and loose with targets and hard caps
The bankruptcy of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services is continuing to send ripple effects in the Indian market. In the latest twist, ring-fenced project finance SPVs are threatening to terminate debt repayments
Welcome to the final missive for the year written in the teetering shadow of a mountain of IJGlobal award submissions in advance of signing off for 2018 and wishing you all a merry Christmas and the very best for 2019
The Victoria government announced last September the six project winners of the first auction of the Victorian Renewable Energy Auction Scheme. Some two months later, Tilt Renewables had reached financial close on the A$560 million 336MW Dundonnell wind farm – the first under VREAS
Casting an eye around the global infra market for this week’s missive, the first thought was to write about American airports, but Thanksgiving put the kibosh on that. The second option was PPP across Asia Pacific, but that’s just too much shoe-horn into one story. Then, after a few calls with chums in Singapore, the eye fell on Thailand… and stayed there
The Philippines has gone beyond its historically mediocre growth pattern to become one of the fastest growing nations in Southeast Asia. However, the country still suffers high levels of unemployment and poverty, and its infrastructure is crumbling
Australia's National Energy Guarantee may have been abandoned by new prime minister Scott Morrison, but appetite for renewables investments in the country remains strong, especially among infrastructure funds
WHAT WE SAID THEN: “In terms of sheer scale and complexity PNG LNG represents not only the largest PF deal ever but also a true pathfinder that has profound implications for the regional energy finance market”
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