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  • The 3 Cs of PPPs

    Most of those reading this piece will have come across me on a project finance deal

  • Yeu-Noirmoutier and Le Treport offshore wind farms, France

    The Îles d'Yeu and Noirmoutier and Le Treport offshore wind farms in France have hit several speed bumps over their decade long development phase to reach financial close last month backed by a 17-strong lending team

  • Let battle lines be drawn… some more

    Having penned a few words for our marketing team to plug our splendid data offering, 2 thoughts occurred… renewable energy comes second to oil and gas in Q1… and why am I doing their jobs for them

  • Thumbing the cutting edge of folly

    Ain’t it curious that the – some would say – staid and predictable world of infrastructure and energy can, on occasion, feel a bit too science fiction for its own good?

  • Procurement hurdles for Tees Valley EfW, UK

    The future of the Tees Valley Energy from Waste project appears uncertain following its latest roadblock

  • Gaziantep Integrated Health Campus, Turkey

    The Gaziantep Integrated Health Campus PPP reached financial close in April 2023, closing the curtain on healthcare PPPs in Turkey

  • Party’s over – time to go home

    It’s late. You’re in taxi territory. The nibbles are finished or looking dubious. And you’ve just realised you’re the only one at the party who’s not staying over. It’s time to go home. Having this week published the IJ funds and investors report, that’s kinda the way it feels when running an eye over the fundraising chart for close-ended infrastructure funds – the party’s over

  • MAM's NTS stake buy, UK

    A consortium led by Macquarie Asset Management acquired a 60% stake in National Grid’s UK gas transmission and metering business earlier this year, with plans to “progress projects designed to transition the UK from fossil fuels, including hydrogen focused projects”

  • Schools PPP bundle, Wales

    Wales’ second schools PPP in its education infrastructure pipeline reached financial close in December 2022, taking its cue from the Mynydd Isa Campus PPP which made it over the line the month before

  • Boardroom Warriors v. Bedroom Warriors

    Blimey… just come off a call where it was mentioned that we’ve marked the third anniversary for Lockdown UK. Looking back, it’s a blur viewed through a lens of horror / fondness / despair… but now that we’re long out the other end, the time has arrived to ponder its impact

  • IJGlobal Awards 2022 – Europe Deal Winners

    The great and the good of the regional infrastructure finance community gathered last night in the Sheraton Grand London in Park Lane to celebrate IJGlobal Awards 2022 for Europe and Africa

  • IJGlobal Awards 2022 – Europe & Africa Company Winners

    Winners of the coveted Company category for Europe and Africa were announced last night at the gala dinner for IJGlobal Awards 2022 hosted in the Sheraton Grand London on Park Lane

  • Zenobē battery portfolio, Scotland

    London-headquartered EV and battery storage developer Zenobē reached financial close on a 400MW battery portfolio in Scotland, boasting several firsts: including a higher than market average gearing on the transaction

  • IJGlobal Annual Report 2023

    IJGlobal is today publishing its annual report that will be printed and made available to guests at the London awards night on Thursday 9 March

  • EQT’s ferries platform, Nordics

    EQT’s recently launched platform ‘Nordic Ferry Infrastructure’ (NFI) added an asset last month as EQT completed the acquisition of Helsingborg-headquartered ForSea Ferries from Igneo Infrastructure Partners

  • The End is Nigh for infra funds

    It’s long been darkly muttered in infra nooks and crannies. Heck, it’s been mentioned in one or two Friday Editorials. In truth, I’m sick of saying The End Is Nigh for infrastructure funds… well, kind of… for some of them

  • Mynydd Isa Campus PPP, Wales

    The first social infrastructure project in Wales reached financial close late in 2022, establishing a blueprint for a pipeline of deals to follow while also lending confidence to the procurement of PPPs across other sectors

  • It’s not “going to be fine” – you fool

    When the bell sounds, you better know for sure whether you’re inside the ring or outside of it for the fight of the century – a grudge match of monumental proportions that will first be staged in the UK

  • CityFiber's £4.9bn debt facility, UK

    CityFibre, a relative newcomer to the FTTH sector and currently positioned as the country’s largest open access fibre only operator, has had an impressive run over the past decade. But its rapid expansion streak appears to have hit an inadvertent snag when confronted with UK’s fragmented digital infrastructure strategy

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