IJGlobal data record a fairly humble first half of 2023 for activity in the infrastructure finance space for the Middle East and Africa with a reasonable amount of project finance, decidedly constrained refinance activity and a tanked M&A sector
The IJ team has once again pulled together an impressive line-up of judges for the Middle East and North Africa region of IJGlobal Awards 2021, ensuring that we once again host what we believe to be the most peer-review and independent events in the infrastructure and energy calendar
When we go out to meetings and dare to drop into the conversation the subject of awards nights, it can go either of two ways. Either they lean in, ears pricking up… or they peer at you through fingers, shaking heads vigorously
Bahrain Petroleum Company's Sitra refinery expansion drew together five international ECAs over seven tranches that yet could have been much bigger if not for the late – but great – role played by local lenders in the financing
WHAT WE SAID THEN: “Among this mammoth financings’ ground-breaking features was the largest ever (and second only) Middle Eastern sukuk bond, the largest ever direct loan from US Exim, and the participation of Spanish ECA FIEM on a project financing for the first time”
Private equity-backed operators have poured billions of dollars into the North Sea upstream industry over the last 18 months. Neptune Energy’s first deal to buy out ENGIE's portfolio seals the entry of another independent, but is likely to be the last in a flurry of sales of mega-sized upstream portfolios by majors
Delek Group and Texas-based partner Noble Energy’s financing of the Leviathan gas field offshore Israel represents the country’s largest ever infrastructure project. The field will ultimately transform Israel into a regional energy hub
Refinancing deal value closing throughout the GCC dipped by 34% in 2016, according to IJGlobal data. The downward trend is expected to continue with fewer refinancings set to close in 2017, sources say
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