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Engie issues EUR1 billion Green Hybrid Bond

Engie issues EUR1 billion Green Hybrid Bond

🕔Jan 16, 2018

Taking advantage of the attractive market conditions, ENGIE has issued its first Green Hybrid Bond (Deeply Subordinated Perpetual Bond) for an amount of EUR1 billion (US$1.22 billion), with a coupon of 1.375% and a Non-Call period of 5.25 years.

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Burkina Faso, Mali and Ghana Ministers of Energy to join TOTAL, CI-GNL, RLSF, APUA, ANARÉ and WAGPA at the Regional Energy Co-operation Summit in Côte d’Ivoire this January

Burkina Faso, Mali and Ghana Ministers of Energy to join TOTAL, CI-GNL, RLSF, APUA, ANARÉ and WAGPA at the Regional Energy Co-operation Summit in Côte d’Ivoire this January

🕔Jan 10, 2018

With confirmed participation of H.E Honourable Malick Alhousseini, H.E Honourable Professor Alfa Oumar Dissa, Ghana’s Ministry of Energy, Autorité Nationale de Régulation du Secteur de l'Electricité (Anaré), TOTAL, CI-GNL, Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF) and West Africa Gas Pipeline Authority Company (WAGPA), the fast approaching Regional Energy Co-operation Summit 2018 will establish the roadmap for sustainable electricity trade in ECOWAS’ booming gas and energy markets.

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Brookfield Business Partners to acquire Westinghouse Electric Company

Brookfield Business Partners to acquire Westinghouse Electric Company

🕔Jan 9, 2018

Brookfield Business Partners L.P, together with institutional partners, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of Westinghouse Electric Company, a leading global provider of infrastructure services to the power generation industry, from Toshiba Corporation.

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Danish CIP's 3rd energy fund secures EUR2.8 billion in commitments

Danish CIP's 3rd energy fund secures EUR2.8 billion in commitments

🕔Dec 29, 2017

After nine months of fundraising, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ (CIP) new fund, Copenhagen Infrastructure III (CI III), has had its sixth close on December 27, 2017 with total commitments reaching EUR2.8 billion (US$3.32 billion).

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Allianz Group announces restructure of investment divisions

Allianz Group announces restructure of investment divisions

🕔Dec 21, 2017

The Allianz Group has announced that from 1 January 2018, Allianz Capital Partners (ACP) will become a discrete entity under the umbrella of Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI).

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IPPToday #121: Enel wins 618 MW of wind capacity in 3.8 GW tender in Brazil

IPPToday #121: Enel wins 618 MW of wind capacity in 3.8 GW tender in Brazil

🕔Dec 21, 2017

The Power Trading Chamber (CCEE) of Brazil has announced that more than 3,841.6 MW of power supply contracts were awarded in the tender that took place yesterday. Around 572,518,389 MWh were awarded for a total BRL108.46 billion (US$32.96 billion), or an average price of BRL189.45 (US$57.5) per MWh.

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Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund secures US$100 million loan from AfDB

Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund secures US$100 million loan from AfDB

🕔Dec 20, 2017

In a bid to reduce the huge infrastructure financing gap in Sub-Saharan Africa, the African Development Bank has approved US$100 million to The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), a public private partnership company.

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I Squared Capital to acquire Inkia Energy for US$1.2 billion

I Squared Capital to acquire Inkia Energy for US$1.2 billion

🕔Dec 20, 2017

ISQ Global Infrastructure Fund II, which is owned by I Squared Capital, an infrastructure private equity firm based in New York, is acquiring the Latin American and Caribbean businesses of Inkia Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IC Power Ltd., for US$1.2 billion.

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African energy stakeholders to meet leading international businesses in Washington, D.C. to discuss investment partnerships

African energy stakeholders to meet leading international businesses in Washington, D.C. to discuss investment partnerships

🕔Dec 19, 2017

U.S. Government agency Power Africa and EnergyNet have joined forces for a 4th year to unite African stakeholders with global leading businesses in the heart of the U.S. capital, Washington D.C.

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Land Degradation Neutrality Fund launched

Land Degradation Neutrality Fund launched

🕔Dec 18, 2017

The Land Degradation Neutrality Fund was officially launched at the thirteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP13) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), which took place in Ordos, China. The initiative is promoted by UNCCD and Mirova.

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APG and AXA acquire US$1.1 B Ardian fund II portfolio

APG and AXA acquire US$1.1 B Ardian fund II portfolio

🕔Dec 15, 2017

Ardian, announced it has signed an agreement for the sale of a €1 billion portfolio of assets after a competitive auction. The Investors involved are APG and AXA, both existing shareholders of the portfolio since 2006. Ardian will remain the asset manager and advisor of the portfolio.

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Energy Summit in Abidjan to explore West Africa’s gas and energy markets

Energy Summit in Abidjan to explore West Africa’s gas and energy markets

🕔Dec 13, 2017

EnergyNet will host the second Regional Energy Co-operation Summit in Côte d’Ivoire from 24-25 January 2018 - a strategic platform for project evolution and partnership development. The conference will discuss opportunities for cross-border power projects and potential gas investments across West Africa.

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Infranode reaches oversubscribed final close

Infranode reaches oversubscribed final close

🕔Dec 12, 2017

Infranode has achieved final closing on its first fund reaching SEK4.45 billion (US$524.68 million) with AP4 joining an already strong group of local pension funds and the European Investment Bank (EIB).  The capital will be invested long-term in Nordic infrastructure.

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New alliance between the EIB and Akuo Energy for 400 MW of renewables

New alliance between the EIB and Akuo Energy for 400 MW of renewables

🕔Dec 12, 2017

The European Investment Bank (EIB), French lender Natixis Energeco and Akuo Energy, the leading French IPP in renewable energy, will take part in an EUR330 million (US$389 million) investment programme targeting nearly 400 MW of renewable energy projects owned by Akuo Energy.

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Marguerite launches its second infrastructure and energy fund

Marguerite launches its second infrastructure and energy fund

🕔Dec 5, 2017

Europe’s leading National Promotional Banks and European Investment Bank announced the launching of Marguerite II, a pan-European infrastructure fund with total commitments in excess of €700 million (US$ 832,29 million); ensuring continued support to key infrastructure investments in renewables, energy, transport and digital infrastructure by the Marguerite platform.

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Casablanca hosts pan-African conference to discuss renewable energy project development

Casablanca hosts pan-African conference to discuss renewable energy project development

🕔Dec 4, 2017

Energy leaders gathered in Casablanca on Friday for the conclusion of the 2nd Africa Renewable Energy Forum, a platform to explore opportunities for renewable energy project development in Africa

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EUR-1bn green bond by Iberdrola to refinance UK renewables

EUR-1bn green bond by Iberdrola to refinance UK renewables

🕔Nov 29, 2017

Iberdrola has successfully placed its first issue of green hybrid bonds on the Euromarket, valued at €1 billion (US$ 1.19 billion). The proceeds obtained from it will be used to refinance investments in different renewable projects in the United Kingdom.

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Infracapital closes its first greenfield fund

Infracapital closes its first greenfield fund

🕔Nov 27, 2017

Infracapital, the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Investments, has successfully reached a final closing of its latest fund, Infracapital Greenfield Partners I LP, with total commitments of £1.25 billion (US$ 1,65 billion).

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IPPToday #107: Victoria launches 650-MW reverse renewable auction

IPPToday #107: Victoria launches 650-MW reverse renewable auction

🕔Nov 27, 2017

The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio has opened the competitive reverse auction that will deliver up to 650 MW of large-scale renewable energy for Victoria.

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EU to grant EUR 18m for renewables in Cuba - report

EU to grant EUR 18m for renewables in Cuba - report

🕔Nov 17, 2017

The European Union is mulling signing a €18 million (US$ 21 million) financing agreement to support renewable energy in Cuba.

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