PFI is publishing its Global Energy supplement, reflecting the latest trends in the energy financing market. There is plenty on developments in the fashionable sectors such as LNG, floating LNG, renewables and the emerging markets. But the survey, in addition, covers the growing desire to finance coal projects particularly in poorer IDA countries and it takes a look at wider developments in Africa. To access the survey, please click on the Special Reports tab.
Daily News Highlights
The booming Chilean infrastructure concession market has taken a knock with the election of a new government. The Socialist government is looking at using public funds now for some parts of its building programme and is looking into previously signed deals. By Adrian Murdoch.
Plans for the first Italian project bond since the euro crisis have taken an important step forward. But there is still plenty of work to do on the deal and the option of a bank financing remains in the background. By Stefano Berra and Rod Morrison.
Finalisation of Mexico’s energy reforms is accelerating and specific foreign investment opportunities are emerging, but detailed Secondary Legislation has been delayed beyond its initial April 20 2014 deadline. Nonetheless, the international financial community should remain optimistic about Mexico’s energy reforms and the foreign investment opportunities that will arise. By Carlos A Solé III, partner and co-chair of Latin America practice, and Erin Hopkins, associate, Baker Botts LLP.
Blackstone backing and a partnership with Cemex have attracted development and commercial banks to the Ventika wind project in Mexico, the first deal for Fisterra Energy. By Alison Healey.
Welcome to the 2014 PFI Yearbook. The Yearbook is our annual publication in which we look at the events of 2013, through case studies and the PFI Awards, and look forward into 2014 with articles in the Global section of the book. This year, we have introduced a series of interviews in the Global section with leading players in project finance across around the world in order to take the market’s temperature.
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.