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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

PFI Global Infrastructure Report 2016

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  • Jumping into the new wealth pools

    UK local authority-linked pension funds are being encouraged by the government to establish massive new investment pools. One priority target for the new investment vehicles is infrastructure. By Rod Morrison.

  • Local solutions for Sohar IWP

    Oman is short of rainfall but not short of ways to solve the problem. By Christopher Cross , partner, Sohail Barkatali , partner and Craig Brook , senior associate, Hogan Lovells .

  • Rebuilding the American Ivory Towers

    In the continuing aftermath of the Great Recession, universities have become the latest market for infrastructure public-private partnerships (or P3s) to emerge in the United States. By John D O’Neill, partner and head of Hunton & Williams LLP’s P3 and infrastructure practice, and David Horner, partner at Hunton & Williams.

  • Argentina’s new infra groove

    The first six months of President Mauricio Macri’s presidency have seen a raft of changes that have already given investors optimism. Infrastructure investors are encouraged. ByNic Stone.

  • Bangladesh develops robust PPP pipeline

    Bangladesh has become one of the first emerging markets to have incorporated within its national development frameworks a strategic plan for developing a structured PPP programme to meet its infrastructure financing gap. By Syed Afsor H Uddin, CEO, Bangladesh PPP Authority, Prime Minister’s Office.

  • Manila gets landmark LRT extension

    On March 7 2016, Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), with sponsors Metro Pacific Investments Corporations’ Metro Pacific Light Rail Corp, Ayala’s AC Infrastructure Holdings Corp and the Philippine Investment Alliance for Infrastructure’s Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings Pte Ltd, reached financial close for the public-private partnership (PPP) project to operate, maintain and extend the Manila Light Rail Transit Line 1. By Brad Kim,Chris Murray and Shameem Es

  • Kansai and Osaka – The financing

    The privatisation of Kansai International Airport (KIX) and Osaka International Airport (ITM) represents the largest ever project financing, and the first full airport privatisation, in Japan. It represents a new wave of infrastructure financings in the world’s third largest economy. By Riki Obata, SVP of project finance department, Tokyo, and Jack Ung, senior director of Europe structured finance department,

  • Infra talent – The current landscape

    With fundraising in the infrastructure asset class continuing apace and institutional investors around the world increasing their allocations, the sector demand for senior and experienced infrastructure investment talent is set to escalate significantly in the coming years. By Marcus De Luca, partner and head of the global infrastructure and real assets practice in the London office of Heidrick & Struggles.

  • Fibre-optic PF – A French connection

    France is seeking to connect its entire territory to a high-speed internet network by 2022 through an ambitious €20bn plan. The first large-scale greenfield project financing in Alsace set a template for future deals. By Driss Bererhi, Avocat à la Cour, Partner, and Tzvétomira Pacheva, Avocat à la Cour, Infrastructure and Finance Group, Bird & Bird, Paris.

  • US airport P3s – Preparing for flight

    Unlike much of the rest of the world, there has been relatively little public-private-partnership (P3) activity in the US airport sector. This is due to many unique aspects of airport financing and operation in the US, including public owners having ready access to cost-effective financing (in the form of tax-exempt municipal bonds) and a federal regulatory environment that is not overly favourable to increased private sector participation. By Roddy Devlin, Chris Reitzel

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