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Monday, 20 November 2017

EMEA Report 2017

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  • Ikitelli hospital – A tale of two countries

    Despite the current challenges in closing Turkish project finance transactions, there have recently been quite a few signings in the healthcare PPP sector in Turkey. By Luca Gatto,Pietro Crescini and Luke Hanson at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Ltd.

  • Air traffic risk in Africa

    Madagascar’s airports are to receive €215m in investment in preparation for a major tourism uptick. Jean-François Marco at Meridiam looks at the financing structure of one of Africa’s few airport PPPs.

  • Mali’s independent power blueprint

    The 90MW Albatros Energy Mali IPP power station, which achieved financial close in June 2017, is a first in the Malian power sector and the start of a new era. By Ashwin West, investment principal at African Infrastructure Investment Managers.

  • Offshore wind in a zero bid climate

    The results of the recent Dutch and German offshore wind tenders seem to have sparked concern from lenders that there would be much less business for them in offshore wind in the future. Are such concerns justified? By Jérôme Guillet, managing director at Green Giraffe.

  • Swedish wind – A market-based journey

    Sweden has pioneered the use of a market-driven incentive system to spur the development of renewable power. Its ups-and-downs can provide lessons – and warnings – as the rest of Europe experiments with market-based subsidy schemes. By Luigi Pettinicchio, head of renewable power funds, HgCapital.

  • Gipuzkoa WtE brings greenfield bonds to Spain

    A complex waste management project in Gipuzkoa was the first Spanish greenfield project financed with a mix of bonds and loans. By Fernando Bernad Ripoll and Jaime de la Torre at Cuatrecasas.

  • Toledo signifies new Spanish health

    After some financial difficulties, Spain is slowly retaking its agenda for modernisation of its health infrastructure. By Jose Miguel Pinillos, partner, andJon Goirigolzarri, principal associate,J&A Garigues.

  • Differing solutions in French refi boom

    The refinancing of major transport projects in France is providing plenty of pickings for debt funders. Three major rail deals and three significant road deals are in the works. The deals could range from simple repricings to complex restructurings, with both bank and institutional debt solutions on the table. By Stefano Berra.

  • Spanish renewables bounce back

    It has now been over four years since the reform of the economic regime for renewable energy in Spain, which was launched with the approval of Parliament by Royal Decree-Law 9/2013. By María Pilar García Guijarro, partner, and Eduardo Dachary Glaría, associate, Watson Farley & Williams LLP, Madrid.

  • Challenges in African infrastructure

    Governments worldwide have called on the private capital markets, notably institutional investors, to invest in African infrastructure. By Dr Barbara Samuels, executive director, Global Clearinghouse for Development Finance, and Hubert Danso, CEO, Africainvestor. 

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