Friday, 23 March 2018

Belgrade airport

Belgrade airport signed

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.

Current President of Argentina and former civil engineer Mauricio Macri

Argentina’s PPPs take shape

PFI Issue 621 - March 21, 2018

Argentina has a new US$26bn PPP programme. It is looking to incorporate ideas from other countries and develop financing structures. By Nic Stone.

Sydney, NSW

NSW launches huge infra pipeline

PFI Issue 621 - March 21, 2018

New South Wales has launched an ambitious infrastructure plan. It is seeking advisers and developers for a range of projects. By John Arbouw


International crowd on Turkish bridge

PFI Issue 621 - March 21, 2018

ECAs and lenders from 10 countries support the Çanakkale Bridge deal. The government takes a long-term view with a minimum traffic guarantee. By Colin Leopold



Contestability offers new infra model

PFI Issue 621 - March 21, 2018

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.

Automatic ticket machines BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) station in Bangkok, Thailand. The BRT runs for 16km with 12 stations. © Komprach Sapanrat |

Local government PPPs in SE Asia

PFI Issue 621 - March 21, 2018

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

2017 PFI Awards Winners

2018 PFI Yearbook

PFI Yearbook 2018

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.

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 Comment


Australia goes too far

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…

Project Finance MLA 2017

# Arranger (US$m)
1 MUFG 12,180.6
2 SBI Capital 10,388.1
3 SMBC 9,106.1
4 BNP Paribas 6,687.0
5 CDB 6,590.2
6 Credit Agricole 6.164.9
7 ICBC 6.115.5
8 Mizuho 5,733.7
9 ING 5,695.1
10 Societe Generale 5,607.6

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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.