Monday, 22 December 2014

PFI Yearbook 2015

PFI Yearbook

The Project Finance International (PFI) Yearbook 2015 has been published. The PFI Yearbook contains a host of profiles, case studies and, of course, the 2014 PFI Awards. The 2014 PFI Awards ceremony will be taking place on the evening of Wednesday February 4 2015, once again at The Hilton, Park Lane, London, with host Jimmy Carr. It will see over 600 of the world’s most senior project finance professionals gather to recognise and celebrate excellence throughout 2014.

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Ontario AG takes on AFP

PFI Issue 543 - December 17, 2014

Infrastructure Ontario plans to revamp its Value-For-Money methodology and implement other recommendations from Ontario’s Auditor General following a report that highlighted flawed risk assessment. By Alison Healey.


Financing by the dozen

PFI Issue 543 - December 17, 2014

Local and international sponsors are developing SPP cogens in Thailand. They have raised a total of US$1.8bn, with Thai banks taking US$1.3bn. By Minerva Lau.


The Portuguese are back

PFI Issue 543 - December 17, 2014

Two large-scale onshore wind farm projects have been closed in recent weeks, marking the reopening for business of the Portuguese project finance market after the country’s sovereign crisis. By Stefano Berra



The next generation of US P3s

PFI Issue 543 - December 17, 2014

In the face of hundreds of billions worth of decaying infrastructure nationwide, an increasing number of US states, municipalities and public institutions are turning to the private sector for help. By Pamela Schools, regional communications manager for Corvias Solutions and Kelly Douglas, communications director at Corvias Campus Living.


Italy paves the way for the sun

PFI Issue 543 - December 17, 2014

Project Brainwave is a landmark transaction featuring an innovative debt package that combines a bank facility with a bond issue, resulting in a very attractive refinancing solution: non-recourse, fully secured, unwrapped and unrated. By Emmanuel Gillet Lagarde, head of Europe and Alberto Cei, regional head, Italy, at Natixis Global Infrastructure & Projects.

PFI Europe Cover 2014

PFI Europe Report 2014

PFI Europe Report 2014

The project finance market in Europe has become intensively competitive as the number and type of debt providers grows. Banks are coming back strongly into the medium and long term debt market as the effects of the euro crisis fade. Institutional investors, attracted into the market to fill the gaps made when the banks left during the euro crisis, remain and indeed are growing keener on the infrastructure sector. In times of low interest rates and low inflation, the yield uptick offered by creditworthy projects is compelling.

PFI ME Cover 2014

PFI Middle East Report 2014

PFI Middle East & Africa Report 2014

Project finance in the Middle East & Africa region is on the upswing again and the annual PFI report on the region will cover this fascinating region in full with case studies and articles on key issues.

PFI Global Infrastructure Report Cover 2014

PFI Global Infrastructure Report 2014

PFI Global Infrastructure Report 2014

The keenly awaited annual Project Finance International (PFI) Global Infrastructure report has been published at a time when the market is turning. More long term liquidity is available for infrastructure schemes, pricing on shorter term infraco deals is moving down encouraging sponsors back into bidding for assets and the projects pipeline is showing signs of growing once again.

PFI Best Practice Report Cover 2014

PFI Asia Best Practice Report 2014

PFI Asian Best Practice Report

PFI has released its first Best Practice in Asia report - at a time when the procurement and development of projects has never been more critical as the region seeks to ensure its infrastructure keeps pace with its economic growth. The report includes a range of views from senior project practitioners plus the first PFI Citations for best practice. 

PFI India Cover 2014

PFI India Report 2014

PFI India Report 2014

This is the 8th year that PFI is putting together an annual report on India. It comes at a special time when the country has just elected a new prime minister – Narendra Modi – the leader of Bharatiya Janata Party, who broke the status quo and is expected to bring marked changes to the direction the economy has been going through. The theme of the report will thus be “the rebooting of India”.

PFI League Tables 2014

The Thomson Reuters Project Finance international 2014 league table returns are due to be submitted on December 31st. The tables are for mandated lead arrangers for loans, lead managers for bonds and for financial advisory services on project finance deals. Click here to obtain a form and details of the league table process.


Always look on the bright side

When the US LNG import boom collapsed, to be honest it never really got going, help was at hand. Turn the projects around and take advantage of a new boom, US LNG exports. The energy market could need to turn ideas on their head again next year as the oil price collapse continues.

Project Finance MLA Q3 2014

# Arranger (US$m)
1 SMBC 9,872.5
2 Mitsubishi UFJ 8,742.3
3 BNP Paribas 8,002.7
4 Mizuho 6,058.2
5 Credit Agricole 5,511.6
6 ING 5,436.4
7 CBA 4,922.9
8 HSBC 4,525.9
9 Societe Generale 4,426.1
10 Natixis 3,861.9

Digital Edition

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PFI Global Energy Report Cover 2014

PFI Global Energy Report 2014

PFI Global Energy Report 2014

The Global Energy report takes a look at the full range of issues currently exercising the project finance market - from funding schemes in Africa and obtaining finance for coal fired plants onto renewables, FLNG and the LNG boom in North Americas.

PFI Asia-Pacific Report Cover 2014

PFI Asia-Pacific Report 2014

PFI Asia Pacific Report 2014

The need for rail road, power, port and resources infrastructure has become an economic priority for countries across the Asia Pacific. The lessons from past infrastructure financing failures have also been learned as governments, sponsors and lenders frame new financial structures that share and minimise financial risk during construction.