Category: Infrastructure Finance

Citi's David Aldred discusses the benefits of a holistic approach to the financing of infrastructure projects

While the turbulent economic environment poses a threat to inefficient construction companies, on the flip-side government infrastructure development initiatives present a myriad of opportunities. Citi’s Head of Global Infrastructure, Treasury and Trade Solutions, David Aldred explains to Construction Week how a holistic approach to the financing of city development-projects can help construction companies to improve their financial health and seize these opportunities. …

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Siemens Financial Services (SFS) scores a triple-whammy in Project Finance International’s ‘Deal of the Year’ awards

Siemens Financial Services kick-starts the New Year with a triple celebration as deals involving all three of its project & structured finance teams – Infrastructure and Cities & Industry, Healthcare, Energy – were winners in this year’s Project Finance International Deal of the Year awards. Following Moorgate’s communications support throughout the year, the Thameslink Project was …

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S&P Outreach – Infrastructure Outlook e-book issue published

The latest edition of Standard and Poor’s Infrastructure Finance Outlook has been published, including all the recent news, updates, and research from S&P on Europe and the Middle East’s infrastructure sectors. Highlights from this month include articles on S&P’s final project finance construction methodology and requests for comment, how project bonds could plug the potential …

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S&P Outreach – IFR Outlook e-book issue published

The latest edition of Infrastructure Finance Outlook (IFR), Standard and Poor’s Rating Services’ EMEA Infrastructure Finance newsletter, has been published. It includes all the recent news, updates, and research from S&P on Europe’s infrastructure sector. Highlights from this month include articles on unlocking long-term infrastructure finance, and a summary of the ratings impact of EDF’s …

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Siemens Financial Services' (SFS) Johannes Schmidt features in GTR’s article “High-speed demons”

Following an interview with Global Trade Review – arranged by Moorgate – SFS’s Infrastructure Finance CEO Johannes Schmidt was quoted in this month’s edition of the magazine. In the article, Schmidt is featured alongside UN and World Bank advisors to examine the difficulties of financing high speed rail projects. The article also looks at what …

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Success for Natixis’s ‘Infra Day’ conference in Paris

On October 17, Natixis hosted its second European Infrastructure Day in Paris – a conference dedicated to the subject of institutional investment in infrastructure debt. The 200 attendees and 24 speakers included a wide range of market experts – from institutional investors and project developers to regulators and representatives of the public sector – demonstrating …

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‘Funding through partnership’ – Natixis writes in Partnerships Bulletin

In light of the profound changes currently taking place in the European infrastructure debt financing market, Benjamin Sirgue, Head of Aircraft, Export and Infrastructure at Natixis, explains in this month’s Partnerships Bulletin the benefits of institutional investors partnering with banks for the financing of large infrastructure projects. To read the full article, please click here  

Siemens Financial Services (SFS) explains how “Captives Unlock Their Potential” for Infrastructure Investor

With the structures of project finance funding evolving in the post-crisis environment, captive financiers such as Siemens Financial Services play a vital partnership role, working together with both banks and institutional investors. Acting as a catalyst, captives can help these new market entrants – the institutional investors – understand project risk and gain the confidence …

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‘Lack of transparency’ could hinder EMEA infrastructure investment, says S&P report

While recent evidence points to growing institutional demand, confidence and appetite for infrastructure investments, there has been only limited issuance of project finance capital market debt in EMEA over the past five years. The majority of infrastructure funding requirements has therefore been met by bank lending. A report released by Standard & Poor’s this week …

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Siemens Financial Services (SFS) features in this month’s Partnerships Bulletin Q&A: “Making the Thameslink”

With evolving project financing structures and the current financial climate making investors wary of taking on risk, there is a real need for investors to partner together in order to share expertise and manage risks effectively in project finance. Roland Chalons-Browne, CEO of Siemens Financial Services, discusses the challenges and opportunities seen in the project …

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