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Friday, 20 October 2017

Solar

Engie eyes African off-grid

Engie has agreed to acquire 100% of Fenix International, an off-grid solar power company that supplies more than 140,000 customers mostly in Uganda. The firm was founded in 2009, employs over 350 staff and is expanding into Zambia and other African countries. It supplies power to customers through lease-to-own technology paid for in instalments over mobile phones and builds credit scores for customers to offer additional products and services.

Governor of Kentucky Matt Bevin

Banks launch state P3 fund

PFI Issue 611 - October 18, 2017

A state-level infrastructure bank is the first of its kind in the US. Success may lead to expansion or growth to a larger regional entity. By Alison Healey

PLN

Unique RFP for IPP out

PFI Issue 611 - October 18, 2017

PLN has issued an RFP for the first open bidding IPP. This is a test case for IPPs under the new MEMR regulations. By Minerva Lau

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde shakes hands with Cameroon Minister of Finance Alamine Ousmane Mey in 2016

Cameroon mega hydro seeks €1bn

PFI Issue 611 - October 18, 2017

The 420MW Nachtigal Falls scheme is moving to financial close. The IFC-led deal follows Azura and Cenpower in West Africa. By Colin Leopold

Features

REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz  - Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski addresses the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan

Peru – New projects are waiting

PFI Issue 611 - October 18, 2017

People are starting to wonder if Peru will ever start delivering on President Kuczynski’s promise to enliven infrastructure and energy project development in the country. By Fernando Rodriguez Marin, projects and infrastructure partner in the New York office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

The FEPA renewables panel

Renewables – Here to stay and save the planet

PFI Issue 611 - October 18, 2017

One whole session was dedicated to renewable energy in Asia at PFI’s recent FEPA conference. Competitive bidding, falling tariffs and batteries dominated the discussion. By Minerva Lau.

PFI Global Infrastructure Report 2017

PFI Global Infrastructure Report 2017

PFI Global Infrastructure Report 2017

Infrastructure spending is a top priority for governments across the world including the new Trump Administration. Investors are looking for deals in which to place their money. Can the infra market provide well structured deal flow to keep the funding markets happy? PFI has published its Global Infrastructure supplement featuring a host of case studies and articles on current trends and issues.

PFI Global Energy Report 2017

PFI Global Energy Report 2017

PFI Global Energy Report 2017

The global energy finance market faces a range of new challenges and opportunities. PFI has published its Global Energy supplement featuring a host of case studies and articles on current trends and issues. The offshore wind sector is taking centre stage right now with Japan, South Korea and the US joining Europe in building out new developments. 

PFI EMEA Report 2017 Cover

PFI EMEA Report 2017

PFI EMEA Report 2017

The Project Finance International EMEA survey has been published – reviewing the extraordinary growth in the renewables market across Europe and some of the more exciting developments in Africa. Even in Spain, where the renewables market was quiet after a time of excess, a range of new projects are coming forward seeking project finance.

PFI Asia Best Practice Report 2017 Cover

PFI Asia Best Practice Report 2017

PFI Asia Best Practice Report 2017

Welcome to the PFI Best Practice Report. It is with great pleasure that I introduce the fourth Project Finance International (PFI) Best Practice in Asian Infrastructure Report.

PFI Comment

Tulips

Industrial froth

The renewables market is getting a little frothy. Well, actually, that could have been said at any time over the last few years. But now we are getting to the age of non-subsidised projects and ultra low bids. And the industrial players are piling in.

Project Finance MLA Q3 2017

# Arranger (US$m)
1 MUFG 8,245.2
2 CDB 6,590.2
3 SMBC 6,375.8
4 SBI Capital 6,235.1
5 BNP Paribas 5,300.5
6 Credit Agricole 5,022.0
7 ICBC 4,647.5
8 Societe Generale 4,095.0
9 ING 4,064.5
10 Mizuho 3,682.7

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PFI Yearbook 2017 Cover image

PFI Yearbook 2017

PFI Yearbook 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Thomson Reuters Project Finance International (PFI) Yearbook. The Yearbook is our annual publication in which we look at the events of 2016, through case studies and the PFI Awards, and look forward into 2017 with interviews and articles in the Global section of the book.