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05 July 2019
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Renewables

Finerge: Simplifying the project debt puzzle

First State Investments-owned Finerge’s recent Portuguese wind portfolio refinancing knocked around 100bp off the cost of debt and upped the tenor. But most significantly...

01 July 2019
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Transport

Bioceanico: Step or stepping stone?

The recent Bioceanico highway securitisation is being held up as a benchmark for Paraguayan infrastructure finance – and it is. But is it the kind of easily replicable...

26 June 2019
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ECA, Renewables

Yunlin: A new benchmark – but not necessarily the benchmark

The 640MW Yunlin offshore wind project financing provides a more viable template for Taiwanese large-scale offshore wind than its precursor Formosa 1. But local content...

24 June 2019
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Certified green, ESG-tied debt

Meet your ESG goals for pricing cuts

Banks are now offering infrastructure corporates pricing discounts if they meet their sustainability targets. Are the targets meaningful, and is there any reason why...

21 June 2019
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ECA, Oil & gas

Bapco: A lesson in going local

Bahrain Petroleum Company's ECA-backed financing for its Sitra refinery expansion held a surprise last month - the final ECA allocations were shaved significantly in...

19 June 2019
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Oil & gas

More clarity, not more risk, needed in US LNG

Despite permitting snags and the potential impact of trade wars, there's likely to be a shift in what risks LNG developers will ask banks to accept. In this episode,...

18 June 2019
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Renewables

European solar: A wider focus but funding questions remain

European solar is predicted to balloon again in the next two years. But with the move to merchant, a relatively seminal corporate PPA market, development of...

17 June 2019
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Oil & gas

US LNG: Cheniere still setting the financing pace

Even in a US LNG market that is looking up, a familiar sponsor is responsible for the most recent crop of financing. So is the return of Cheniere to the debt market a...

11 June 2019
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ECA, MFI/DFI, Mining

Guinea Alumina Corporation: A question of balance

DFI direct loans and cover have enabled commercial banks to push the tenor on Guinea Alumina Corporation’s greenfield mining project financing. But are the benefits to...

04 June 2019
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Regulation, Power, Renewables

Confusion reigns in Puerto Rico’s power future

As Puerto Rico slowly rebuilds from the tragic devastation caused by the September 2017 hurricanes, there is growing concern about the state of confusion and lack of...

03 June 2019
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Regulation

The art of the sale: CLOs, secondaries and syndication

Why are project finance banks under so much pressure to sell down their exposures, and which methods have worked best to do so? Host Tom Nelthorpe discusses syndication,...

29 May 2019

Proximo EMEA Deals of the Year 2018: The deals that punched above their weight

There were many choice EMEA project financings in 2018. But certain deals achieved levels of debt pricing, risk mitigation and inter-creditor complexity that set new...

28 May 2019
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Infra funds, Renewables, Social infrastructure, Telecoms & communications, Transport

What equity funds really want

Infrastructure funds are now the dominant players in European infrastructure and renewables. What has been the effect on deals and valuations of the huge capital...

24 May 2019
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PPP/P3, Social infrastructure

Social infrastructure PPP: Back to the drawing board?

With a large and widening social infrastructure funding gap in Europe, PFI dead in England and PPP under scrutiny in the EU, what are the alternatives for governments...

17 May 2019
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ECA, ESG-tied debt, Infra funds, MFI/DFI

Blended finance from the ground up

This week's transmission: Blended finance has attracted huge attention from the development finance community. As DFIs look to mobilise and combine new sources of...

17 May 2019
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ECA, Power

Van Phong 1: The reality of coal-fired power lending policies

What do JBIC, SMBC, MUFG, Mizuho, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, OCBC and DBS all have in common? They have all upped their green credentials by publicly stating they will...

15 May 2019
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Telecoms & communications

Move over cable guy: US fibre takes off

US governments are starting to get serious about encouraging digital infrastructure development. But fibre-to-the-home investors face a very different market structure –...

07 May 2019
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ECA, Infra funds, MFI/DFI

Blended finance: Refloating an old idea with new capital

Much that is useful in blended finance is not new, and much that is new in blended finance is not useful – but the concept has captured the imagination of DFIs looking to...

03 May 2019
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ECA, Oil & gas

RAPID: Putting G for gravy train and E for empty into ESG

The $15.3 billion RAPID project in Malaysia is nearing completion and financial close on $9.7 billion of partially ECA-backed facilities, with margins at record lows,...

30 April 2019
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Renewables

Size matters - but future market share can matter more

Akuo Energy's O’MEGA1 deal in late 2018 was one of a number of signals that floating solar (FPV) deals can be non-recourse financed. With large-scale FPV just a few years...