Infrastructure & project finance

July 2013  |  SPECIAL REPORT: Infrastructure & project finance

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July 2013 Issue

July 2013 Issue

In many states, the improvement and expansion of infrastructure is a key priority in light of increasing economic and population growth. Unable to fund such projects alone, governments have turned to policies and incentives designed to attract private investment to the space. As a result, other entities have become important financiers, including commercial banks, multilateral agencies, export credit institutions, pension funds and insurance companies. Recent years have seen the infrastructure sector outperform other classes of assets significantly, as investors seek to pay a premium for low risk low growth assets, and project financing has proved an important instrument for such developments.

FORUM: Public-private partnerships in the Americas

FW moderates a discussion on public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the Americas between John S. Haythorne at Dentons, Mike Matheou at Hogan Lovells US LLP, Scott Kolbrenner at Houlihan Lokey, and Edward R. Neaher Jr. at White & Case LLP.

The future of P3s in the US: financing the funding gap for infrastructure

Taylor-DeJongh The United States is facing an infrastructure funding crisis. In 2013 the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave the US infrastructure a grade of D, which is the same grade received in 2009. The country’s bridges are falling down and the roads are in disrepair and...

National fibre strategies: decisive steps needed

Arthur D. Little There are clear socioeconomic benefits from investments into advanced telecommunication networks, as high-speed broadband contributes to the diversity and strength of economies. However, significant investment into fibre is now necessary as it is no longer possible to modernise and...

Funding alternatives for infrastructure in Brazil

Barretto Ferreira e Brancher Sociedade de Advogados (BKBG) As an emerging market, Brazil is currently a focus for international investors. We will therefore examine and summarise a number of alternatives foreign investors have for investing in Brazil. We will also look at infrastructure requiring local investment as a result of the 2014...

Ukraine: trends and opportunities in the energy sector

Arzinger Due to its unique geographical location and its gas storage capacity, Ukraine plays a key role both in the European and global fuel and energy markets. On the one hand, Ukraine is an energy-dependent country with insufficient volume of its own conventional energy sources (oil and...

Current trends in public-private partnerships in the Middle East

Norton Rose Fulbright The regional infrastructure market faces a number of challenges. A combination of the Arab Spring and the global financial crisis continues to have a three-fold effect in the region: a number of governments are concentrating on national security rather than infrastructure...

Challenges and opportunities in the port sector in India

Dua Associates India has a coastline of more than 7500 kilometres that is serviced by 13 major ports and 187 notified minor and intermediate ports. Between April and November 2012, ports in India handled 623.05 metric tonnes of cargo, according to a recent study. This reflects an increase of only...


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