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01 October 2018

IFC, Demica partner to unlock $9.8bn in emerging markets

The International Finance Corporation and working-capital financial technology group Demica have announced a new partnership which they say will help unlock as much as...

Perspective
12 September 2018
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Renewables

Bujagali Energy: An unlikely DFI debt rollover template

In July, Sithe and IPS refinanced the Bujagali hydro project to deliver a cheaper power tariff to the Ugandan government. The process – a rare refinancing for DFIs – also...

News
17 August 2018

Rubicon makes two new senior hires

Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors has hired Jatin Gupta as a managing director and Tom Weirich as a director in its New York office. Gupta joins from the Renewable Energy...

Perspective
06 August 2018
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Oil & gas, Power, Renewables, Transport

Bayfront Infrastructure: Project CLOs old school style

Singapore’s Clifford Capital has closed its first securitisation, and is preparing a second, in a bid to establish an infrastructure CLO franchise. Backed by loans from...

Perspective
27 July 2018
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Metals and Mining

Fruta del Norte: Lundin Gold’s multi-sourced debt debut

Ecuador’s rehabilitation in financing markets begins with a complex deal for Lundin Gold’s Fruta del Norte mine. The financing combines a stream, a prepay, commercial PRI...

News
26 July 2018
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Power, Renewables

Greenhill hires new head of Power & Utilities Corporate Advisory

Independent investment bank Greenhill & Co has appointed Tom Widener as a managing director and head of Power & Utilities Corporate Advisory based in New...

News
17 July 2018

Downing appoints new energy & infrastructure partner

Investment manager Downing LLP has appointed Tom Williams as a partner for its Energy & Infrastructure investment team. He has worked in both private debt and private...

Perspective
17 July 2018
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Telecoms and Communications

KentuckyWired: Testing the line for appropriations risk

A near-death experience for Kentucky's debut US broadband PPP due to rising costs highlights the pitfalls to sponsors of states’ budgeting processes. But PPPs for US...

Perspective
19 June 2018
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Transport

LAX People Mover: Bringing private investment into US airports

The private activity bond for a new light rail facility at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) finds a role for a bond insurer, and a role for PPP in developing...

Perspective
12 June 2018

Paradise gained: MPC Capital’s second-mover advantage

Having just reached financial close on a DFI-backed deal for the Paradise Park solar project in Jamaica, German asset manager MPC is carving itself a reputation as an...

Perspective
31 May 2018
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Oil & gas

Freeport train 3: Refinancing to avoid Toshiba's nuclear fallout

The holding company refinancing for Freeport LNG train 3 shows that banks have not soured on US LNG. But troubled offtakers may force sponsors down less palatable...

Perspective
29 May 2018
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Power, Waste and water

Hyflux: Turning its back on power – but is it too late?

An expensive and unsuccessful gamble on Singapore’s deregulated power market has forced water project developer Hyflux into a painful restructuring. It may also have put...

News
25 May 2018
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Oil & gas

RDIF, Mubadala and Gazprom to develop Tomsk/Omsk oil fields

The sovereign wealth fund Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has announced it will hold a 5% share in the joint venture company LLC Gazpromneft-Vostok with...

News
23 May 2018
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Oil & gas

Carbon Holdings launching Tahrir petchem debt to banks

Carbon Holdings will launch the debt financing to banks for its $10.8 billion Tahrir Petrochemicals Corp (TPC) project in Egypt at a meeting in London tomorrow (24 May...

Perspective
21 May 2018
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Oil & gas, Power

Sergipe: Real progress on local currency project bonds

Is the local currency bank-bond financing for CELSE’s LNG-to-power project an easily repeatable template that will make ECA bond wraps take off? Almost.

News
14 May 2018

IFC: Wiebke Schloemer is new Director for the Europe and Central Asia

The International Finance Corporation has appointed Wiebke Schloemer as its new Director for the Europe and Central Asia region. The former IFC regional infrastructure...

Perspective
27 April 2018
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Power

Cometa Energia: Actis learns a lesson in Mexican energy reform

The bond refinancing of Actis’ acquisition of InterGen Mexico was pitched as a safe play in Mexico’s evolving energy sector. But reform, politics, and the assets’ age,...

Perspective
20 April 2018
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Renewables

PRICO Solar: Giving Gaza another go

The DFI-backed debt for the 7MW PRICO rooftop solar project – only the second power project financing to close in Palestine – is still going to be disbursed despite fresh...

Perspective
13 April 2018
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Power

Tè Power: Plastering over the costly cracks in Guinea's power market?

The five-year development finance institution (DFI) funding package for a new oil-fired plant in Guinea might go some way to alleviating the country’s chronic power...

News
29 March 2018
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Telecoms and Communications

Management buys out WHP Telecoms with Equistone backing

Infrastructure business WHP Telecoms, based in Warrington, has been bought out by its management with the backing of Equistone Partners, through its...