Industry Trend Analysis - Private Investment In Infrastructure To Pick Up - 11 DEC 2017
Corporate Financing week December 2017 / Japan / Industry
Japan's infrastructure industry has significant room for greater private investment, especially in sectors that have traditionally been dominated by government bodies such as airports and municipal utilities. We believe this trend will accelerate as local governments offload existing assets, and as more risk-averse investors are drawn to Japan's relatively stable business environment.
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Corporate Financing Analysis - Leighton's Importance Highlighted By ACS' Assertions - 24 MAR 2014
Corporate Financing week March 2014 / Australia / Finance
We believe Hochtief's push for greater board representation and ownership of Leighton highlight the growing importance of Leighton Holdings on Hochtief's parent company, ACS - an unsurprising...
Corporate Financing Analysis - Actis Continues To Position For African Growth - 18 NOV 2013
Corporate Financing week November 2013 / Cameroon / Finance
The emerging markets focused private equity firm Actis has further expanded its reach in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the acquisition of AES-Sonel, which holds a majority interest in three power plants...
Corporate Financing Analysis - Lacklustre Meridian Energy Sale Raises Incentives To Drive PPP - 11 NOV 2013
Corporate Financing week November 2013 / New Zealand / Economy
The recent lacklustre listing of Meridian Energy on the New Zealand stock exchange clearly exemplifies the risks that the government faces in pushing forward its asset sale plans. Factors such as...
Corporate Financing Analysis - Fiscal Discipline Of Increasing Importance Even With Second Asset Sale - 26 AUG 2013
Corporate Financing week August 2013 / New Zealand / Economy
The second instalment of the ruling National government's partial-privatisation drive in New Zealand is set to take place in early November, but like its predecessor Might River Power, the sale of...
Corporate Financing Analysis - Trend Remains In Place As Another Pension Fund Snaps Up Infrastructure Assets - 20 MAY 2013
Corporate Financing week May 2013 / Europe / Finance
Further evidence that institutional investors are the best capitalised, and thus able to acquire attractive infrastructure assets, comes from the news that Hochtief's AirPort unit will be purchased...
Industry News - BTS's One Way Ticket To Growth - 15 APR 2013
Corporate Financing week April 2013 / Thailand / Industry
An infrastructure fund controlled by the operator of Bangkok's SkyTrain urban rail system has put Thailand on the IPO map. On April 4, BTS Rail mass Transit Growth Infrastructure Fund raised THB62....
Corporate Financing Analysis - Go Ahead For Asset Sales No Cure-All - 18 MAR 2013
Corporate Financing week March 2013 / New Zealand / Finance
The New Zealand Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the government, overturning the appeal by the Maori Council to block the partial sale of state electricity utility Mighty River Power. Even...
Corporate Financing Analysis - MAG/IFM Brings New Experience To Stansted - 04 FEB 2013
Corporate Financing week January 2013 / United Kingdom / Finance
After seven rejected court appeals the BAA versus UK Competition Commission (CC) saga has come to an end. On January 18 the sale of London's thirds busiest airport, Stansted, was agreed. The deal...
Corporate Financing Analysis - Mix Of Airport Bidders Raises Questions - 10 DEC 2012
Corporate Financing week December 2012 / Portugal / Finance
The five bids shortlisted for the privatisation of Portugal's airports confirms our view that the assets are fundamentally attractive. With a number of big names participating in the sale, the...