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

Deals of the Year 2021 Latin America: The winners podium

There is nothing new about using bonds to finance Latin American projects. But 2021 was the first year of bond dominance over bank debt across the major project sectors...

11 March 2022
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Renewables

Proximo Weekly: Green hydrogen just got more pricing friendly

The impact of the war in Ukraine on gas prices may cut years off of the gestation originally predicted for the development of a global green hydrogen market – and with...

10 March 2022
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Renewables

What price Asia’s energy transition?

Are Asia’s financial markets – not to mention its power markets – in good enough shape for the energy transition? With the support of Texel as event sponsor, Proximo...

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

Deals of the Year 2021 North America: The winners podium

Fallout from the pandemic started receding in 2021, but it was still a tougher market than normal for those North American project borrowers and lenders bringing...

04 March 2022
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Other

Proximo Weekly: DFI cooperation – a future casualty of war?

From the balance sheet to the boardroom, the implications for some DFIs and supranationals from Putin’s invasion of Ukraine are more than just indirect hits from...

04 March 2022
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Oil & gas

ANOPC: A partial sovereign solution

Egypt’s state-owned oil refiner Assiut National Oil Processing Company (ANOPC) sealed an innovative $1.5 billion ECA-covered loan to back the Assiut oil refinery...

25 February 2022
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Oil & gas

Proximo Weekly: Will energy security accelerate transition?

Europe has had a wake-up call to energy security from President Putin’s invasion of Ukraine - a move that could and should spark the political will to radically...

24 February 2022
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Transport

Rumichaca-Pasto: Vindication for Colombia’s 4G miniperms?

Sacyr and Sudinco have closed a refinancing for their Rumichaca-Pasto Colombian toll road concession that maximises leverage and features several structural tweaks on the...

18 February 2022
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Other, Power, Renewables, Social infrastructure

Proximo Weekly: Greek project finance on the mend

Since the country's financial meltdown, project finance lending in Greece has slowly made a comeback in tandem with DFI support for a growing renewable energy and PPP...

16 February 2022
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Metals and Mining

Shalina Resources: The offtake impact

In securing a $600 million loan from Trafigura to finance its mining operations in the DRC, producer Shalina Resources is not only using secondary bank financing in a...

11 February 2022
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Transport

Proximo Weekly: US bus bonanza?

Recent acquisitions of bus fleets by financial sponsors in the US, coupled with the promise of federal funding dedicated to electrification under the Infrastructure bill,...

09 February 2022
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Renewables

Matrix revolutions

Matrix Renewables pulled off a long list of market firsts with its recent PMGD solar portfolio financing in Chile. But more significantly, the structure appears to be...

09 February 2022
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Power

Funding new nuclear: What price risk transfer?

VIEW ON DEMAND: While the UK pushes on with new nuclear financing structures, doubts remain about how to deal with cost overruns and de-comissioning risk.

04 February 2022
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Power, Renewables

Proximo Weekly: The LPO returns for Monolith

The US Department for Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) is back in signing mode again and has approved a conditional loan guarantee for Monolith – its first since 2016.

04 February 2022
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Power, Renewables

Will the CCA project bond market go large?

The first high volume community choice aggregator (CCA) clean energy project revenue bond financings recently closed in California. Valued at a combined $2 billion-plus,...

28 January 2022

Proximo Weekly: What cost capital in 2022?

With a considerable number of headwinds expected to push up the cost of US project debt in 2022, last year was probably the year to refinance.

26 January 2022
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Power

A balancing act: Merchant risk and the energy transition

Gordon Stewart and Tom Jamieson, London-based partners at Bracewell, discuss the evolving market for providing balancing services to electricity grids with merchant...

21 January 2022
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Renewables

Proximo Weekly: A change of Uzbek wind speed and direction?

Although not the first utility-scale wind project to be awarded in Uzbekistan, the Nukus wind project could prove to be the pathfinder for future wind tenders and...

14 January 2022
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Power

Proximo Weekly: UK nuclear back with RAB?

A new revenue model for UK nuclear looms. But will what has worked in UK water work for assets that suffer big cost overruns?

14 January 2022

Canal Sugar Company: On-lend to blend

The multi-currency financing for the Canal Sugar Project, a scheme that combines land reclamation for a farm roughly three times the size of Luxembourg with a beet...