Category: Project Finance

Siemens Financial Services' (SFS) Kirk Edelman reflects on the 2013 success stories in offshore wind

In the first RECHARGE magazine edition of 2014, Kirk Edelman, Head of Energy Financing for Siemens Financial Services, talks about the successes of 2013 in offshore wind despite the political challenges the industry faced in the UK and Germany – the two leading offshore wind countries. 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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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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Natixis announces second infra-debt partnership

Further to the news that Natixis signed an agreement with French insurer CNP Assurances – in which the French investment bank will originate and source infrastructure debt for the institutional investor – Moorgate oversaw the distribution of the announcement and ensured it was covered in all of the specialist project finance titles. The news was …

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Captives to the rescue – Siemens Financial Services (SFS) in Environmental Finance

The need for investment in the renewable energy sector has never been greater. But such demand is not currently matched by funding supply. Indeed, the public sector is restricted by austerity measures, banks are increasingly constrained when it comes to longer-term lending, and although investors’ appetite for renewables is growing, they remain wary of technology …

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Natixis discusses South Kent wind project in Inspiratia

Following the announcement that Natixis recently acted as a Mandated Lead Arranger and interest rate hedge provider for the South Kent Wind project (in Ontario, Canada), Geoffrey Lehv, vice president of Natixis Global Infrastructure and Projects for the Americas, was interviewed by Inspiratia. In the subsequent article, he shed light on the structure of the …

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A mechanism for change – Siemens Financial Services (SFS) profiled in Infrastructure Journal

Following the publication of Siemens Financial Services’ whitepaper ‘Making the Difference: Why the changing landscape is creating an expanded role for captive financing institutions’, CEO Roland Chalons-Browne was profiled in Infrastructure Journal. In the article, he discusses the major changes taking place in today’s project and equipment supply financing landscape, and explains SFS’s expanded role …

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Siemens Financial Services (SFS) looks at changing role of captives in new white paper ‘Making the Difference’

Current volatilities in the financial markets are having a deep and lasting impact on the funding environment for companies, as proposed regulations are likely to lead to banking constraints, reducing the supply of long-term debt. In light of these trends, Moorgate interviewed nine executives from Siemens Financial Services (SFS) and helped SFS put together a …

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Growth of global offshore wind power provides big opportunities for project finance, according to S&P

Many countries expect wind power to account for a large share of their renewable-energy investment to meet energy and climate goals, but the investment required globally to meet this vision is immense, explain S&P Credit Analysts Jose Abos and Terry Pratt, in an article written for Project Finance International (PFI).  Utility balance sheets and state lending …

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