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Friday, 23 August 2019

PFI Middle East Report 2014

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  • Paths to African partnerships

    With the interests of their peoples in mind, African leaders are striving to move from the vicious cycle of extraction to the virtuous circle of engagement. In turn, international actors are likely to recognise and seize opportunities to engage – and partner with – Africans over the long term. By partnering together, African and international stakeholders will reduce risks and share the rewards ultimately derived from the vast and varied natural resource endowments across the continent. By Jaso

  • Infra funds come to Turkey

    The latest changes in legislative framework create a constructive environment for a broader global investor audience to access Turkish Infrastructure projects in tax efficient on-shore fund structures. By Onur Takmak, principal, Rhea Capital Partners LLP.

  • Mirfa rides over the waves

    The Mirfa power and water project was always going to be a challenging deal. The scheme has set a new financing benchmark for the Gulf power market and in technical terms mixes both new build and refurbishment. But, unlike previous power deals in Abu Dhabi, one added factor was that the local decision-making process was not as smooth as usual. By Rod Morrison.

  • Brave enough in a new frontier

    The financial close of the first gas-fired power station in Mozambique has opened up a fresh frontier for project finance in Southern Africa. By Coenraad Krige, managing director of Eaglestone Capital Advisory. 

  • Law, disorder and shifting sands

    UK law firms have been piling into the African project finance market over the past few years in a number of different ways. Informal partnerships have worked in South Africa, but may come unstuck as opportunities shift. By Colin Leopold.

  • Powering up Africa via IPPs

    As the demand for power in Africa outstrips supply, most of the continent’s countries have turned to the IPP model to fill the energy gap. By Adrian Murdoch.

  • Overcoming African power problems

    Financing electric power projects in Africa has always been difficult and it remains so today; however, Africa has substantial resources that can assist in developing electric power projects. These resources include natural resources to generate electricity and financial resources in the form of support provided by international agencies, governmental donors, and private foundations. By Robert Sheppard.

  • Oando - The new contender

    Nigeria’s Oando has finally completed its US$1.5bn acquisition of ConocoPhilips’ oil and gas assets after a two-year wait. As the majors continue to divest their onshore assets, ministerial red tape and equity pressures offer direction for indigenous firms seeking to follow. By Colin Leopold .

  • Turning Africa’s risks into opportunities

    The global low-yield investment environment has pushed investors into African projects. MIGA’s Michel Wormser says that in the past five years investors have started to differentiate much more between countries in their investment strategy and even between cities and areas within a country. By Stefano Berra.

  • PFI ME Cover 2014

    PFI Middle East Report 2014

    Project finance in the Middle East & Africa region is on the upswing again and the annual PFI report on the region will cover this fascinating region in full with case studies and articles on key issues.