Friday, 23 March 2018
The Serbian government has signed a concession agreement with France’s Vinci for the privatisation of Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport. Vinci won a tender for the airport in January with a €501m bid. The concession’s nominal value, including the upfront payment, annual concession fees and other payments over its 25-year life, is worth €1.46bn, according to the government. The company is working on a financing package to back the acquisition.
Increased contestability is making its way as a concept throughout the UK’s regulated sectors. The water, energy and other sectors are all exploring means to introduce further competition. By Amar Qureshi, chief executive, Agilia.
For more than two and a half decades, major scale PPP project development at the local government level in South-East Asia has consisted mainly of unfulfilled plans and expectations. This is not at variance with most of the developing country world but more progress in the region on selected projects is possible. By Stephen Wermert, independent consultant.1
Welcome to the 2018 Thomson Reuters Project Finance International (PFI) Yearbook. The Yearbook is our annual publication in which we look at the events of 2017, through case studies and the PFI Awards, and look forward into 2018 with interviews and articles in the Global section of the book.
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.
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.
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.
The mega deal project finance market is a little quiet right now, awaiting some good old fashioned monster offshore wind and LNG financings. In the meantime, there is Australia…
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