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16 February 2023
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Social infrastructure

Proximo Weekly: Will Barcelona FC’s stadium bond hit the back of the net?

Barcelona FC is tapping the US private placement market for all of the debt required for its €1.5bn stadium project. Could the scale of the issue set a new precedent for...

13 February 2023
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Renewables

Finerge: Portfolio financing with yogic flexibility

Project financings for merchant renewables assets remain highly complex for most lenders, principally because it is difficult to reconcile unpredictable revenues with a...

10 February 2023

Proximo Weekly: Adani and the weaknesses of Indian infrastructure finance

Listed equity and infrastructure assets often make strange bedfellows. The latest demonstration comes from the clutch of Indian infrastructure corporates headed by Gautam...

03 February 2023
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Power, Renewables, Waste and water

ACWA Power: A $230 billion ambition

ACWA Power has signed some significant financings in 2022 and may start 2023 on a high if its NEOM deal closes in the coming weeks. But its ambitions far outstrip past...

03 February 2023
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Power, Renewables

Proximo Weekly: A slow and difficult transition for PREPA

Puerto Rico has awarded the second phase of its power sector restructuring to Genera. So is the commonwealth now on a quick path to decarbonisation?

30 January 2023
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Power, Renewables, Social infrastructure, Waste and water

Proximocast: 20 minutes with David Johnston, Norton Rose Fulbright

Proximo interviews David Johnston, a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, about the Saudi Arabian project finance market. Topics discussed include key sectors that are...

27 January 2023
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Power

Proximo Weekly: Debt and power cuts in Bangladesh

Despite all the market uncertainties over the ongoing affordability of gas feedstock for Bangladesh's power sector, international commercial lenders appear to have...

27 January 2023
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Transport

Major Bridges gets a major PAB

Rising interest rates and broader economic uncertainty have tightened liquidity for private activity bonds (PABs) in recent months, forcing some financings to be delayed....

20 January 2023

Proximo Weekly: Choppy tides

Large-scale UK tidal is still a long way from providing a persuasive cost of power argument, and even further from bankability. But small-scale tidal stream is at least...

17 January 2023
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Power

Chile’s belated transmission focus

Enel’s recent $1.4 billion sale of its Chilean transmission assets is symptomatic of the country’s lopsided National Electric System (NES). With vertical integration...

13 January 2023
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Power, Renewables

Co-location, co-location, co-location

UK grid constraints and delays to new grid connections are forcing sponsors to look at maximising existing grid connections via BESS and renewables project co-location....

13 January 2023
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Renewables

Proximo Weekly: Making the most of the little grey cells

With access to significant DFI backing and offtakers as equity investors, the contrast between the highly successful Northvolt EV battery gigafactory programme and the...

06 January 2023
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Telecoms and Communications

Proximo Weekly: The developed-only digital infrastructure market

Proximo’s latest digital infrastructure report shows no sign over overbuild angst among lenders to developed markets. But there are still questions over the risk profile...

22 December 2022
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Metals and Mining

Proximo Weekly: A critical time for critical minerals finance

The energy transition is forcing banks and ECAs to engage with - or often return to - mining finance as the hunt for battery mineral resources heats up. But sponsors not...

19 December 2022
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Social infrastructure, Transport, Waste and water

GCC social infra PPP steps up

The use of the PPP model in GCC countries has historically been confined largely to the power, water, and wastewater sectors. Increasingly, however, governments in the...

19 December 2022

Top project finance trends from 2022

The biggest trends across the project finance market in 2022 have been outlined by Proximo’s editorial team, with each one expected to spill over into 2023 and beyond.

16 December 2022
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Waste and water

Proximo Weekly: What next for UK water?

If the UK decides that a radical change in direction is needed in the ownership structures used in UK water, can it make sure that the debt structuring baby is not thrown...

13 December 2022
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Telecoms and Communications

Is the UK facing fibre overbuild?

Up to two altnet project finance proposals per week are landing on bankers' desks in the UK. Is the UK fibre market overcrowded and about to undergo a wave of...

12 December 2022
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Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Other, Power, Renewables, Social infrastructure, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

Proximo's 2022 Festive Trends Round Up

WATCH ON-DEMAND HERE. Original broadcast date: 19 December 2022. A look back at the key trends in the project, energy and infrastructure market in 2022, and a look ahead...

08 December 2022
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Power

Proximo Weekly: CHPE digs deep into project lenders' pockets

A decade from drawing board to financial close, last month CHPE finally pulled off one of the biggest US transmission financings to date.