As commercial banks look for market share in the US power market many are turning to merchant power projects, albeit with hedges that provide pricing certainty similar to a short term power purchase agreement (PPA)
The C$621.2 million ($571.5 million) Waterloo light rail transit PPP in Canada is the latest transit deal to close using a mixture of short-term bank debt and long-term bond financing, after the C$2 billion Ottawa light rail deal, which closed last year
While Kentucky’s PPP enabling legislation might still be a few miles from execution, overall an increasing number of US states have recognized and accepted the model in recent years. But can there be a nationwide standardisation of the model?
Mariner Investment Group last week launched a new institutional investor product, which provides regulatory capital relief to banks in an attempt to stimulate new bank lending in the infrastructure market
The Freeport LNG deal is just one example of how insurance companies are competing with bankers and fund managers to provide capital to power and energy projects, especially at a time when lending opportunities in the space are limited
The US P3 market for social infrastructure has come to a cross roads, as local and state government officials wrestle with a choice between a traditional P3 procurement or engaging in a real estate development deal
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