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Press Releases from InfraNews: (21 total)

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21.09.11 - InfraNews

Why the Eurozone Sovereign Crisis is a Bad Thing for Infrastructure Investors


By Peter Allison To say that fear stalked European financial markets during August is something of an understatement. While temperatures rose in Greece, Italy and Spain, markets headed in the opposit... mehr

17.08.11 - InfraNews

Will KKR, Munich Re T-Solar Investment Kickstart Renewables M&A In Spain?


By Peter Kneller The Spanish solar market has been experiencing some strange goings-on of late, most notably KKR and Munich Re’s investment in Grupo T-Solar’s 168MW Spanish and Italian solar po... mehr

10.08.11 - InfraNews

InfraNews Case Study: Multicurrency Programme Sets a Precedent for Infra Investors in Norway’s Gassled


The NOK3.8bn (EUR477.8m) of sterling, dollar and kroner bonds that a venture between UBS International Infrastructure Fund and CDC Infrastructure issued in the second half of June to finance its acqui... mehr

03.08.11 - InfraNews

InfraNews Case Study: BAA Broadens its Investor Base with Inaugural US Dollar Bond


UK airports operator BAA refinanced most of its outstanding medium-term bank debt in June with an inaugural USD1bn bond issue that significantly furthered the company’ strategic plan of broadening i... mehr

28.07.11 - InfraNews

Why Europe’s Airport Sector is Poised for an M&A Boom


By Michael Dunning Infrastructure deals in the European airports sector have been few and far between in the last 18 months. Other than Global Infrastructure Partners’ (GIP) GBP1.5bn acquisition of... mehr

26.07.11 - InfraNews

What next for infra bonds and refis amidst Europe's sovereign crises?


Infrastructure projects looking to refinance bank debt in the capital markets will face an uphill task for the rest of this year - and probably beyond - as international bond investors grow increasing... mehr

06.07.11 - InfraNews

Sector Spotlight - Q2 2011 European Environmental Roundup


By Peter Kneller The European renewable energy sector saw a heightened number of mid-sized M&A deals in the second quarter of 2011, with a strong showing from infrastructure funds and big buyout hous... mehr

29.06.11 - InfraNews

Europe in Crisis: Spain - A Resilient PPP Market?


InfraNews’ feature by Miguel Peña Azpilicueta, BBVA's Executive Director of Project Finance Little doubt remains as to the profound effect that the financial and sovereign debt crises, triggered b... mehr

23.06.11 - InfraNews

Turkey: Yet To Fulfil Its Ambition


On Sunday, June 12, Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) managed to retain its position as the country’s ruling party, and also increase its share of the vote to just under 50%. Not bad fo... mehr

15.06.11 - InfraNews

PGGM Puts Direct Investments and JVs at the Heart of its Infrastructure Investing Strategy


By Michael Dunning GP managed infrastructure funds have been casting an anxious look over their shoulders as a growing number of institutional investors have chosen to invest directly in infrastructu... mehr

07.06.11 - InfraNews

How Real a Threat to Infra Funds is the Direct Investing Phenomenon?


By Andrew Cavenagh Recent infrastructure auctions have resulted in pension funds and insurance companies outbidding infrastructure funds in order to win prominent infrastructure assets. In 2010, an... mehr

25.05.11 - InfraNews

The Trials And Tribulations Of The EC's Project Bond Initiative


By Brendan Malkin Everything seems to be up for grabs. The EC and the EIB spent between last September and February of this year road showing its Europe 2020 project bond initiative, a scheme which a... mehr

17.05.11 - InfraNews

Funds Round-Up Q1 2011: Ports, Energy Assets Dominate Q1 Infra M&A Activity


By Michael Dunning The steady ticking-over of trade in infrastructure assets continued in the first quarter of 2011 and since InfraDeals’ last infrastructure funds round-up at the end of January. P... mehr

10.05.11 - InfraNews

Case Study: Macquarie’s GBP626m Moto Refinancing Taps the High-Yield Bond Market


By Andrew Cavenagh The Macquarie-led consortium of Australian and New Zealand pension funds that acquired the Moto motorway services chain in the UK in 2006 came under pressure in the first quarter o... mehr

27.04.11 - InfraNews

EDF and Iberdrola Buybacks Suggest Renewables Upturn


By Peter Kneller The European renewable energy sector has not had a particularly happy time of late. Over the past few years renewable energy production has been battered by the effect of poor wind s... mehr

12.04.11 - InfraNews

Sector Spotlight - Q1 2011 Renewable Energy Roundup


By Peter Kneller Regulatory changes formed a large part of the news in the renewable energy sector in Europe in the first three months of the year, with incentive systems in France, Italy and the UK ... mehr

05.04.11 - InfraNews

Is The UK Government Meeting Its Promises On Infrastructure Investment?


By Brendan Malkin Just 15 seconds into his Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) speech last October, George Osborne, the UK’s chancellor, trumpeted the need for “prioritising” investment into in... mehr

29.03.11 - InfraNews

GIP’s Gatwick Airport Bond Refinancing is a Hit with Investors


By Andrew Cavenagh The refinancing of Gatwick Airport acquisition debt in the second half of February – with GBP600m (USD980m) of bonds and a fresh bank loan for just under the same amount – has ... mehr

23.03.11 - InfraNews

The Debt Selling Game


By Brendan Malkin More than ever, the fortunes of project finance lenders are in the hands of powerful forces they have little or no control over. Their ability to lend and retain large portfolios ar... mehr

01.03.11 - InfraNews

What Does the Future Hold for Infrastructure Investors?


In early February InfraNews hosted its fifth Infrastructure Investors Forum: Europe (IIF Europe) in which fund managers, direct investors and banks talked about their hopes and fears for the next 12 m... mehr

15.02.11 - InfraNews

UK Infra Still Under Pressure Despite Fundraising Frenzy


Two trends have marked the world of infrastructure investing in recent months. On the face of it, both of them should be good news for the market. In the wake of recent history, however, both of them ... mehr

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