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  • IJGlobal Regional Report – Latin America, FY 2023

    Infrastructure finance across Latin America witnessed an uptick in activity over the course of 2023 with full-year figures recorded by the IJGlobal database identifying a rise of 8.2% when held against performance in full-year 2022

  • Barcarena CCGT power plant, Brazil

    New Fortress Energy in November 2023 closed a $575 million financing for its 630MW CCGT Barcarena power plant – part of an LNG-to-power complex in Brazil’s Pará state acquired by the firm in 2021

  • Puerto Bolívar expansion, Ecuador

    Turkish port operator Yilport Terminal Operations – subsidiary of the Yıldırım Group – in October secured a $150 million term loan from the US International Development Finance Corporation to finance the upgrade of a terminal at Ecuador’s Puerto Bolívar Port – located in the province of El Oro

  • IJGlobal Regional Report – Latin America, Q3 2023

    Performance across Latin American infrastructure and energy deal activity up to the end of the third quart of this year marked a significant drop by value and volume, according to data compiled by IJGlobal. Infra finance deals by value in Q3 2023 came in at $20.1 billion, a fall of 31% when held against the corresponding quarter

  • Pamplona-Cúcuta Highway Refi, Colombia

    Spanish construction firm Sacyr – through its fully-owned SPV Unión Vial Río Pamplonita – reached financial close in late June on the refinance of its Pamplona-Cúcuta Highway in Colombia. The transaction is worth $642 million, including a $400 million social bond, the largest to date in Latin America for an infrastructure project

  • FPSO Alexandre de Gusmão, Brazil

    Netherlands-based oil and gas developer SBM Offshore, together with its partners, recently closed financing for the FPSO Alexandre de Gusmão – a deal valued at $2.313 billion, the second largest project finance deal of the year in Latin America

  • IJGlobal Regional Report H1 2023 – Latin America

    IJGlobal data record a fairly consistent first half of 2023 for Latin American financing of infrastructure having – in recent years – maintained steady progress, but having suffered a particularly sharp slump in H1 2021 as the Covid pandemic impacted progress

  • Feijão Wind Farm, Brazil

    Norsk Hydro’s Hydro Rein and Macquarie Asset Management’s Green Investment Group reached financial close on their 456MW Feijão Wind Farm – part of a 586MW combined wind and solar project in north eastern Brazil. The deal marks the first time a project of this size secures full USD financing in Brazil without the involvement of an IFI

  • LatAm Uncovered – Jonathan Bernal on PPP in Colombia

    The final podcast to have been recorded in Panama at the Inter American Development Bank conference – PPP Americas – sees the focus shift towards the PPP market in Colombia

  • LatAm Uncovered – Santa Catarina, Brazil (Mark 3)

    The final episode on the 3-part focus on the state of Santa Catarina in Brazil sees the focus remain resolutely focused on PPP and yet another interesting spotlight on a region that has been re-building its relationship with the market

  • LatAm Uncovered – Santa Catarina, Brazil (Mark 2)

    The state of Santa Catarina features again in the second of a series of 3 podcasts where mayors speak about the opportunity for PPP in southern Brazil

  • LatAm Uncovered – Santa Catarina, Brazil (Mk1)

    The first of a series of 3 podcasts on Santa Catarina with the opening episode delving into PPP opportunities in the southern state of Brazil where they have ambitious plans to deploy the procurement model

  • LatAm Uncovered – The Ecuador PPP Scene

    The IJGlobal LatAm podcast juggernaut ploughs on with the latest episode recorded at last week’s Inter American Development Bank conference – PPP Americas – in Panama.The PPP scene in Ecuador is discussed with Gustavo Camacho and Israel Berrezueta

  • LatAm Uncovered – Luis Felipe Elton on Chile PPP

    The latest IJGlobal podcast to have been recorded at the Inter American Development Bank’s conference last week in Panama – PPP Americas – sees the spotlight turn on Chile

  • LatAm Uncovered – The IDB Interview

    As hosts of last week’s splendid PPP Americas conference in Panama, it would be unseemly not to have invited the Inter American Development Bank for a podcast… and it’s a good job we did as they had a lot to say about LatAm infra

  • LatAm Uncovered – Saleh Asvat on Panama PPP

    The second in a series of 12 podcasts recorded last week at the Inter American Development Bank conference – PPP Americas – sees the focus turn towards the fledgling PPP sector in Panama

  • LatAm Uncovered – Marcus Cavalcanti on Brazil PPP

    In the first of a series of Infra Dig podcasts under the “LatAm Uncovered” banner, IJGlobal today posts an interview recorded last week at the Inter American Development Bank PPP Americas conference in Panama

  • Puerto Bahía Refi, Colombia

    Colombian port operator Sociedad Portuaria Puerto Bahía signed a $120 million refinancing agreement with 2 international lenders for the Puerto Bahía facility in April – a deal spanning 5 jurisdictions and complicated by insolvency

  • Bogotá-Girardot toll road, Colombia

    The Bogotá-Girardot toll road PPP project reached FC in early May 2023, finalising a protracted process started in 2015 – when the concession was first announced

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