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After GNA 1: Will banks turn up the Brazilian LNG-to-power funding tap?
After GNA 1: Will banks turn up the Brazilian LNG-to-power funding tap?
Rob Dwyer
14 October 2019

Following the recent financial close on GNA 1, and the Sergipe project the previous year, is the Brazilian LNG-to-power sector ready for commercially banked deals with little or no DFI and ECA support? Some DFIs beleive so, but GNA 2 will be the real test.

US Exim: Politics vs profit
US Exim: Politics vs profit
Max Thompson
9 October 2019

US Exim’s full reauthorisation was expected at the end of last month as glimmers of bipartisan support returned to the US ECA. But now big ticket business is under threat once again as the agency’s latest expiry date for congressional authorisation emerges.

Kernel: Proving bank appetite for Ukrainian corporate debt
Kernel: Proving bank appetite for Ukrainian corporate debt
Aife Howse
7 October 2019

Kernel signed a tightly priced $390 million PXF last month – a rare example of a Ukrainian corporate taking the structured trade finance route in 2019. And despite the political turmoil developing in Ukraine, the agri trader is out to the international bond/unsecured debt markets for future fundraising plans.

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Pirapora II solar scheme raises financing
22 October 2019

Sponsors of the second phase of solar complex Pirapora in Brazil – EDF and Omega Energia – reach financial close on R118 million ($28.4 mi...

Sucafina upsizes Brazil borrowing base to $110 million
21 October 2019

Soft commodity trader Sucafina upsized and amended its 2018 borrowing base facility from $70 million to $110 million this month. Closed on 4 October 2...

Saint Nazaire to close syndication this week
21 October 2019

Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a 50/50 joint venture between France’s EDF and Canada’s Enbridge, is expected to close syndication of the &e...

Patriot Rail & Ports prices term loan B
18 October 2019

US freight railroad operator Patriot Rail & Ports – currently the subject of acquisition by First State Investments (FSI) from SteelRiver In...

Lightsource BP nears close on Impact Solar 1 project
18 October 2019

Lightsource BP is in advance financing talks with HSBC and CohnReznick Capital to back the 198.55MW Impact Solar I project in Texas. Financial close i...