IJGlobal Awards 2017 – the thrills, the spills… the awards

The Natural History Museum was on Wednesday evening packed fit to burst with infrastructure and energy professionals for the IJGlobal Awards 2017, celebrating deals closed and roles played for activity in the last calendar year.

Writer and presenter Danny Wallace hosted the London event to a packed venue celebrating a busy year for deal activity across Europe and Africa.

In total, 33 awards were presented with more people crowding the stage than organisers had anticipated, leaving one of the event organisers to ruminate that: “You’re gonna need a bigger boat!”

Only one global award was presented on the night – Global Legal Adviser of the Year – which went to Norton Rose Fulbright… a particularly pleasing double for the firm, as it also picked up the European and Africa award.

The other three global awards – MLA, Sponsor and Bond Arranger – will be presented in IJGlobal’s three other awards night which will be hosted in:

  • New York for the Americas – Thursday 15 March
  • Singapore for Asia Pacific – Wednesday 21 March
  • Dubai for the Middle East – Tuesday 27 March

The European and African awards winners in the institutions category are:

  • BDO – European and African Due Diligence Provider of the Year
  • Mott MacDonald – European & African Technical Adviser of the Year
  • Norton Rose Fulbright – European and African Legal Adviser of the Year
  • Rothschild Global Advisory – European & African Financial Adviser of the Year
  • ING Bank – European & African MLA of the Year
  • EBRD – European & African DFI of the Year
  • Orsted – European & African Sponsor of the Year
  • Allianz Global Investors – European & African Alternative Lender of the Year
  • APG – European & African Institutional Investor of the Year
  • Infracapital Greenfield Partners I – European & African Infrastructure Fund of the Year

The winners in the Transaction Category for Sub Saharan Africa are:

  • Coral South FLNG – African Midstream Oil & Gas
  • Bangweulu Solar PV – African Renewables
  • Kigali Bulk Water Supply PPP – African Water
  • Nacala Logistics Corridor – African Transport
  • Hakan Peat-fired Power – African Power
  • Vitol Sankofa OCTP – African Upstream Oil & Gas
  • Ravinala Airports, Madagascar African Airports
  • Nokeng Flurospar Mine – African Mining and Metals

 The winners in the Transaction Category for Europe are:

  • Gipuzkoa Environmental Complex – European Waste
  • Greece’s 14 Regional Airports – European Airports
  • Acquisition of HS1 – European M&A
  • 61% Acquisition of National Grid Gas – European Down/Midstream Oil & Gas
  • Chrysaor North Sea Acquisition – European Upstream Oil & Gas
  • Acquisition of Calvin Capital – European Power
  • Octopus UK Solar Portfolio Refinancing – European Solar
  • Ikitelli Integrated Health Campus – European Social Infrastructure
  • Acquisition of Empark – European Transport
  • Budapest International Airport Refi – European Refinancing
  • Grand Est Broadband PPP – European Telecoms
  • Pedemontana-Veneta Toll Road PPP – European Roads
  • West Midlands Rolling Stock – European Rail
  • Walney Extension – European Wind