TXF Originals

BayWa closes 66MW Italian wind portfolio financing

BayWa r.e. have sealed financing for a 66MW portfolio of wind farms in the Italian regions of Lazio and Campania. The portfolio comprises three projects: the 18MW Arlena and Tessennano wind farms in Lazio and the 48MW Eolica San Lupo wind farm in Campania.

Sole underwriter NordLB is providing a 15-year €100 million ($113.5 million) debt portion which includes some ancillary facilities. However, a second bank is expected to join the deal next week.  With a 20-year feed-in-tariff priced at €66/Mwh, lenders can take comfort from there is a five-year positive tail on the 15-year debt. The margin on the debt is between 150bp-200bp.


TXF in depth

Corporate Perspectives: Talking digital Asia trade and treasury with GE
Corporate Perspectives: Talking digital Asia trade and treasury with GE
Katharine Morton
10 April 2019

Manu Taneja, director of regional cash & banking, APAC at GE Corporate Treasury in Singapore sees a role for traditional trade finance in Asia, but digitisation will be core to the future – as will the role of treasury itself.

Vodafone SCF: Who's supporting who?
Vodafone SCF: Who's supporting who?
Oliver Gordon
4 April 2019

Vodafone has been using complex financial engineering devised by GAM and Greensill to enable it to profit from and invest in its own SCF offerings and bolster its DPO. The trouble is the system leaves little reason for procurers to pay suppliers on time.

Export finance – looking back at some of the best crystal ball gazers in the business
Export finance – looking back at some of the best crystal ball gazers in the business
Jonathan Bell
3 April 2019

Back in 2014 TXF hosted an export finance filmed webinar with participants assessing both the state of the industry then and how it might be in 2019. Jonathan Bell examines what was said about the industry then and how the predictions stack up in today’s landscape.

TXF in brief

Brazil's LNG-to-power project sounds out banks for phase two
23 April 2019

Sponsors of phase one for the $1.2 billion 1,338GW UTE Geracao de Energia (GNA I) LNG-to-power project in Brazil – Prumo Logistics, BP and Sieme...

SPDC and NNPC to raise $700m for gas project
17 April 2019

Seplat Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) are to raise $700 million for a joint gas project, to b...

Lima Airport lender line-up takes shape
17 April 2019

The $1.8 billion Lima Airport in Peru is expected to close in Q3 2019 to finance the expansion of a second runway and passenger terminal.The concessio...

Carbon Holdings faces new TPC project delays
17 April 2019

Carbon Holdings’ $10.9 billion ECA/DFI-backed Tahrir Petrochemicals Corp (TPC) has progressed more slowly than expected after another delay to t...

Latest BNY Mellon report finds trade finance funding gap still a major concern
16 April 2019

BNY Mellon has released its "Overcoming the Trade Finance Gap: Root Causes and Remedies" report, which finds that the trade finance gap rema...