Thursday, 17 January 2019
The last quarter of 2018 saw project finance totalling £11.7bn raised in the UK offshore wind farm sector via three greenfield, or bluefield, deals and three refinancings. Commercial banks financed nearly three-quarters of the boom, with institutional investors taking up the rest. As more deals head into the market in 2019, appetite among banks remains strong while institutional investors are facing some headwinds in the global debt capital markets.
What the new US International Development Finance Corporation means for project finance in Africa. By Witney Schneidman and Kimberly Stietz, Covington & Burling LLP.
The Duqm refinery is the first major cross-border refinery project in the Middle East. By Leo Porter, executive director – structured finance advisory, Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank, and Kyle Nevin, senior associate, Allen & Overy LLP.
Welcome to the 2019 Thomson Reuters Project Finance International (PFI) Yearbook. The Yearbook is our annual publication in which we look at the events of 2018, through case studies and the PFI Awards, and look forward into 2019 with interviews and articles in the Global section of the book.
The global infrastructure market is moving into new territories - both geographically and sector wise. PFI’s Global Infrastructure Report 2018 takes look at the new kids on the block and in addition, some of the legacies from the old era. The Report carries case studies on deals as diverse as German fibre optic, the Canakkale Bridge and the Los Angeles people mover scheme. In addition it carries in depth pieces on the construction woes which befell Carillion and the Canadian super hospitals.
Developments in the LNG market and the spread of increasingly cheap renewable technology are dominating the global energy market. PFI’s Global Energy Report 2018 examines the driving forces behind these and other trends through case studies of landmark deals and articles on important market shifts. The report looks at new technology such as energy storage and new funding options for renewables.
The Refinitiv Project Finance International 2018 league table returns are due to be submitted on December 31st 2018. 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.
2019 will be the year when LNG comes back to the forefront of the global project finance market. 2018 was the year of the offshore wind farm so, in a physical sense, global PF is staying offshore.
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