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25 May 2022
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Transport

Purple Line: Light rail – heavy cost

Some completion risk lingers and cost overruns are high, but the Purple Line refinancing has achieved an investment-grade rating and will finally allow construction on...

20 May 2022
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Power, Renewables

Proximo Weekly: KKR to speed up ContourGlobal transition

KKR has lined up interim lenders for the debt package backing its acquisition of ContourGlobal. The deal is expected to close in Q4 of this year.

19 May 2022
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Power

US gas-fired power: Life extensions

Data from the US Energy Information Administration shows that in 2021 natural gas accounted for the largest portion of electricity generation in the US at 38% with coal...

19 May 2022
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Power

Buried treasure: Financing interconnectors

LIVE WEBINAR: 26/5/22, 3pm UK/10am NY. A look at evolving economic and financial structures for developing interconnection assets.

12 May 2022
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Renewables

Proximo Weekly: Fortescue goes green with hydrogen high yields

Fortescue Metals Group has closed on $1.5 billion in high-yield bonds, with part of the proceeds earmarked for solar and hydrogen projects. It looks like Fortescue's next...

11 May 2022
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Oil & gas

Petrochemicals: Next year's model

Is increasing petrochemicals price volatility going to force re-evaluation of past petchems project finance models? It already is.

06 May 2022
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Transport

Proximo Weekly: Brazil street lighting – LED-ing the way in PPP

Brazil’s municipalities have made huge progress in procuring street lighting upgrades using PPP concessions. But project sponsors are only likely to need offshore capital...

05 May 2022

Proximo Europe: All roads lead to Lisbon

In light of issues such as current commodity price volatility and energy security concerns, the intersection between ECAs and project finance is greater than ever. In...

04 May 2022

An opening for sustainability-linked debt in project finance?

Corporate borrowers and lenders have responded enthusiastically to the concept of sustainability-linked lending. Jennifer Charles and Ryan Ayrton, London-based partners...

29 April 2022
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Power

Proximo Weekly: Upscaling BESS and bankability

The scale of proposed battery energy storage system (BESS) projects in Australia is ballooning fast. But project lenders are still reticent about loosening their purse...

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

Proximo's Full Year 2021 Data Presentation

VIEW ON DEMAND: A look at the trends and surprises in the Proximo Playbook 2021 data.

22 April 2022
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Telecoms and Communications

Proximo Weekly: Is the US municipal FTTH market about to take off?

Federal dollars look set to stimulate a boom in US municipal FTTH projects. But the market still has a long way to evolve in terms of public-private financing templates.

22 April 2022
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Power

Logan and Chambers: Starwood’s coal retirement template

Starwood’s financing for the retirement of its Logan and Chambers plants marks an end to coal-fired power in New Jersey. It points to a workable compromise between...

12 April 2022
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Social infrastructure, Transport

Proximo Weekly: How are commercial banks filling the blended finance bankability gap?

Commercial banks are increasingly looking at blended finance to push marginally bankable deals over the fence — but hurdles of transparency, a limited pipeline of deals...

11 April 2022
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Power, Renewables

Merchant risk and the energy transition: Tensions in the capital

Gordon Stewart and Tom Jamieson, partners in the London office of Bracewell, discuss the ever adapting financing structures funding the energy transition and some of the...

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

Proximo Weekly: The next steps in Latin America’s project finance evolution

A combination of financial market conditions, changing government priorities, and a new breed of financial sponsors are pushing Latin America’s vibrant project finance...

07 April 2022
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Transport

TIFIA refinancings: A new addition to the funding mix?

There has been a flurry of TIFIA refinancings recently – Maryland’s Purple Line, Washington’s Capital Beltway and Colorado’s Central 70 projects. Why the sudden surge...

05 April 2022
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Oil & gas, Renewables, Social infrastructure, Transport

Euro-revision: Writing a new EU export credit hymn sheet?

EU ministers are attempting to update the export finance product offering, with new instruments to better support EU exporters, reforms to the OECD Arrangement and baking...

01 April 2022
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Renewables

Proximo Weekly: The slow drive to UK CCUS bankability

The UK government has released a list of projects that will progress to the evaluation stage for phase 2 of its first carbon cluster track. But according to advocates of...

30 March 2022
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Transport

Brazil's privatisation programme: Delivering some of the heavy goods

Brazil's privatisation programme has not delivered some of the headline successes promised – notably the sale of Eletrobras. But improvements have been made to the...