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Perspective
19 February 2021
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Renewables, Social infrastructure

Proximo Weekly: Turkish project deal flow - a steady drip feed

Lira depreciation, high inflation, sovereign ratings downgrades and pandemic economic fallout make for a very difficult market – but deals in some Turkish project sectors...

News
04 February 2021

Vinson & Elkins poaches renewables team

Vinson & Elkins (V&E) has expanded its Renewable and Sustainable Energy and Tax practices with the addition of a renewable energy finance team from Wilson Sonsini...

Perspective
01 February 2021

Infra investment resilience: testing pandemic immunity

Recent changes to risk perception, perceived debt and equity appetite for certain infrastructure asset sectors and the growing ESG movement look set to outlast the...

Perspective
22 January 2021
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Renewables

Proximo Weekly: A change of pace for US offshore wind?

With the recent change of US administration, the offshore wind pipeline is expected to start delivering major projects more quickly. But would-be developers are not...

News
19 January 2021

Impax adds MD to source new investment opportunities

Sean Maguire has been appointed as a managing director in Impax Asset Management's private equity and infrastructure team in London. He will be primarily focused on...

Perspective
17 December 2020

Proximo Weekly: Merry Christmas to all our readers

2020 may have been a year like no other for hurdles to getting deals done. But it has all been a demonstration of all that is best about the project finance market. Take...

Perspective
04 December 2020
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Power, Renewables, Social infrastructure, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

Proximo Weekly: Strong NIS signage – not enough detail

The UK's National Infrastructure Strategy (NIS) is a welcome set of ambitions and funding promises from the government. But it's more a schematic than detailed road map –...

Perspective
27 November 2020
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Telecoms and Communications

Proximo Weekly: Fibre under the optic

Debt and equity appetite for the European FTTH market continues to grow. But is the debt market providing enough flexibility on covenants? And with France, Germany and...

Perspective
13 November 2020
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Oil & gas

Proximo Weekly: Biden his time

Despite all Trump's propaganda, the new US administration looks set to take a collaborative approach with the oil and gas sector towards energy transition. Can Biden...

Perspective
06 November 2020
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Renewables

Proximo Weekly: UnFiT for purpose

The French government is unilaterally pushing through retroactive cuts to solar FiTs agreed before 2011. Law firms look set for an unexpected Christmas gift.

Perspective
30 October 2020

Finding certainty in an uncertain climate (part two)

In the second part of a two-part roundtable sponsored by AXA XL, we explore the changing perceptions of risk in the infrastructure market – from both CRI provider and...

Perspective
23 October 2020
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Transport

Proximo Weekly: Switching tracks

As India takes its first steps to rail privatisation, the UKs rail private sector experiment is backtracking to nationalisation. Can either get the public-private sector...

Perspective
21 October 2020

Finding certainty in an uncertain climate (part one)

The new normal has accelerated many pre-Covid investment trends, slowed others and left many asset managers with an imbalance of risk in portfolios that were built on old...

Perspective
15 October 2020
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Renewables

Proximo Weekly: MAGA – Make America Green Again

He pulled the US out of the Paris Agreement, has been vocal in his climate change denial, removed many federal supports for renewables and even linked wind turbines with...

Perspective
08 October 2020
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Renewables

Proximo Weekly: Watch the Polish offshore wind horizon

Of the more established project finance sectors discussed at Proximo Europe 2020: Infrastructure & Renewables Finance last week, a new geographic market – Polish offshore...

Perspective
01 October 2020
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Social infrastructure, Transport

Proximo Weekly: Is the US beyond PPP, or still behind the curve?

State and local governments no longer view PPPs - or P3s - as simple privatisations. And they are not looking to the federal government for leadership.

Perspective
24 September 2020
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Power, Renewables

Proximo Weekly: The race for hydrogen

The green hydrogen market is gathering traction rapidly, with a growing number of major energy companies announcing plans for industrial-scale projects. The commercial...

Perspective
17 September 2020
in
Renewables, Waste and water

Proximo Weekly Digest: ACWA wins latest giga-project gig

Saudi's PIF-led giga-project pipeline is still being fast-tracked and proving a boon for ACWA Power. But will the speed of return on these projects for PIF and other...

Perspective
10 September 2020
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Social infrastructure, Transport, Waste and water

Proximo Weekly Digest - Almaty Ring Road: Great expectations

The Almaty Ring Road PPP financing is a major achievement for Kazakhstan. But are estimations of its future market impact beyond meeting the project’s objectives too...

Perspective
27 August 2020
in
Power, Renewables

The Proximo Weekly Digest - More hands make lights work

Two recent deals in the Bangladeshi power market demonstrate maturing commercial bank risk appetite and a broadening of the sponsor and lender base. Both signals bode...