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30 May 2019
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ECA, Infra funds, MFI/DFI, PPP/P3, Energy, Mining, Oil & gas, Power, Renewables

Proximo Americas Deals of the Year: Towering achievements

A combination of big deals in difficult markets, well-priced deals in established markets, and one literal cross-border project financing, made 2019's winners an eclectic...

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 –...

10 May 2019
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Transport

Financing European airports: Check-in early to get the mandate

As an asset class, European airports have entered the financing mainstream. With demand for equity opportunities outstripping supply, appetite for airport debt...

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...

25 April 2019
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Transport

Roads the rage again?

March’s financial close of the Autopista al Mar toll road concession is a very welcome step in the evolution of Colombia’s 4G highways PPP programme. So is the programme...

24 April 2019
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PPP/P3, Transport

Structuring the Real infra deal

The first 100 days of new Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s administration have not gone well – except for in the infrastructure sector, where promised concession...

17 April 2019
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Renewables

Scaling US battery storage

With levelised cost of energy beginning to favour renewables-linked storage over traditional peakers in the US, utility-scale storage is dawning. Regulatory change,...

10 April 2019
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ECA, MFI/DFI, Power, Renewables

Buoyed by the black stuff

A statement on March 28 by Japan’s Environment Minister signals a potential change in the government’s pro coal-fired power policy. But domestic energy security issues...

03 April 2019
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Renewables

Nigerian solar: The path to bankability

There have been notable recent developments in the Nigerian regulatory and legal framework aimed at promoting investment in solar independent power projects (IPPs). But...

28 March 2019
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ECA, MFI/DFI, Oil & gas

Pipeline politics

As the trans-Atlantic political debate over Nord Stream 2 gets nasty, those involved could not do better than take a lesson in commercial viability from the...

27 March 2019
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Renewables

Plus ca short change for French offshore wind?

Bids are in for France's third round offshore wind tender – the 600MW Dunkirk project which will be the first under the new CfD regime. Will lenders feel comfortable with...

21 March 2019
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ECA

The deals, data and dynamics of a growing ECA-backed market

From JBIC ranking as the most active ECA in 2018 to another good year for ECA-backed shipping, the Export Finance Report 2018 does the number-crunching and analysis of...

20 March 2019
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PPP/P3, Social infrastructure, Transport

The strange death of UK PFI

The UK government’s decision in late 2018 to abolish PFI was not unexpected. But lack of detailed government guidance on a viable alternative is already impacting...