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15 October 2020
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MFI/DFI

DFIs urged to scale up blended finance

In order to crowd-in more private sector investment, DFIs need to increase their levels of blended finance in low-income countries and provide a wider array of de-risking...

06 April 2020
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Mining, Renewables

The odd couple: Financing mining’s renewables transition

The mining industry is slowly starting to switch over to more renewable forms of energy. A new kind of environmentally conscientious financing could help with that...

13 March 2020
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MFI/DFI, PPP/P3, Renewables, Transport

Final curtain on Greek project tragedy?

The project market in Greece was essentially frozen following the onset of the country’s infamous government debt crisis in 2009. But with modest economic growth...

16 January 2020
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Mining

Getting Sirius out of a funding hole?

Anglo American last week went public with its intention to lodge a takeover bid for Sirius Minerals’ struggling Woodsmith polyhalite mining project in the UK. For Sirius,...

07 January 2020
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Oil & gas

North Sea M&A: Time to buy or sell?

The M&A market for North Sea oil assets has been running in hyperdrive. Norway still has room for upside, but with many rushing for the exit in the UK, is it set to...

09 December 2019
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Transport

German rail: New trains – new drivers

Institutional investors are starting to finance the German passenger rail markets thanks to two innovative deals this year for networks in Ulm and Sachsen-Anhalt. And the...

28 October 2019
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Renewables

Taiwan offshore wind: New angle – new uncertainties

With the sponsors of the Formosa 2 offshore wind project concluding the final details of an ECA-backed debt financing, confidence in the bankability of Taiwan's...

25 September 2019
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ECA, MFI/DFI, Mining

New mining capital - meet old risks

Bank debt, ECAs, DFIs, streams, and high yield debt. Mine developers have many financing options, but need to take care to cover off key risks. Proximo speaks to Global...

20 September 2019
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Infra funds, Telecoms & communications

Data centres: Do the risks and rewards compute?

Data storage capacity looks set to grow exponentially in the coming years. But it’s still unclear whether the risks and rewards will equate to a booming new asset class...

09 September 2019

Allego: A hybrid test of lender appetite for EV charging

Societe Generale and Kommunalkredit have devised an innovative hybrid structure in the Allego EV charging infrastructure deal, mixing both corporate and project finance...

19 August 2019
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MFI/DFI, PPP/P3, Social infrastructure, Transport

On the road again: The very active retirement of Clemente del Valle

Against all the odds, over the past six years Colombian infrastructure development bank FDN has catalysed a mix of infrastructure funding sources that had never existed...

19 August 2019

What the bankers say (part two)...

With the heads of eight major project finance banks in attendance at Proximo's European Infrastructure and Renewables Finance Exchange in Lisbon in May, we took the...

13 August 2019

What the bankers say (part one)...

With the heads of project finance from eight major banks in the same place at the same time – Proximo's European Infrastructure and Renewables Finance Exchange in Lisbon...

09 August 2019
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Renewables

No – offshore wind will not double UK power prices

UK offshore wind has been a rare domestic project financing success story. But it has attracted some strange press recently, largely fuelled by an academic report that is...

05 August 2019
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MFI/DFI, Renewables

Grand Eweng: Too much too soon?

The €1.26 billion 420MW Nachtigal hydro scheme set the financing template for hydro in Cameroon in late 2018. Now a project more than four times the size of Nachtigal is...

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...

08 March 2019
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Telecoms & communications

Navigating the digital project corridor

With the European fibre market entering the project financing mainstream, how big can the wider digital infrastructure market get, and what risk mitigants are still...

04 March 2019
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Renewables

Battery storage: Moving beyond Hornsdale

Hybrid renewable and battery storage system projects have been proven bankable following the first non-recourse deal in 2018, and the deal pipeline is expected to grow....

25 February 2019
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Telecoms & communications

Funding fibre: Can the UK catch up with Europe?

CityFibre, the first major wholesale fibre financing in the UK with project and corporate-style elements, bodes well for UK fibre investors and lenders. But cost of debt...

06 February 2019
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Industry/manufacturing, Mining

Aluminium Dunkerque: Setting the template

Liberty House’s recent Aluminium Dunkerque deal is both its first syndicated bank acquisition financing and a novel de-risked structure that includes a syndicated...