TXF Americas 2020
The fun in the sun returns! Bringing all key players together for two days of networking, we explore case studies of the latest deals and examine the next hot opportunities across the region.
Earlier this week, South Africa's state-operated power electricity firm, Eskom, signed a $1.34 billion loan with the African Development Bank (AfDB). The funds will be used for the company's general capital expansion, which includes new power plants, maintenance and refurbishment of generation, transmission and distribution facilities.
Earlier this month, the Italian drilling company Saipem closed a €667 ($740 million) million GIEK-backed buyer's credit facility to finance the purchase of equipment and services from Norwegian exporters within the offshore oil & gas technology sector.
The past month of June has been a busy time for TXF, with two of our landmark conferences – TXF Rome and TXF London – blazing their way into the market and both proving to be resounding successes. But it has also been a time of great disappointment for me and colleagues, with the UK population voting to leave the European Union (EU).
TXF has joined forces with YellowWood Adventures to afford TXF subscribers discounted rates for adventure travel tours through Ethiopia’s iconic mountain ranges.
On the sidelines of TXF's Export & Agency Finance conference in Rome, Max Thompson caught up with STX France's head of financing and treasury, Jean-Philippe Neau, to find out more about the shipbuilders multi-billion, multi-year debt plan. The interview ranges from the growing shipping market, the Harmony of the Seas's maiden voyage, and how the shipyard leverages its cash flow with such a busy order book.
Australia's Hornsdale Wind Farm secured financing with a club loan of A$173.5 million from KfW IPEX-Bank and Société Générale for the project’s second stage of construction. The expansion will double the capacity of the wind farm from 100 to 200MW, as pressure builds from the Australia Capital Territory (ACT) to reach the state’s target of deriving100% of its power needs from renewable energy sources by 2020.
Following the UK’s surprise vote to leave the EU, EXX Africa's Robert Besseling assesses the probable impact such a departure would have on African trade, investment, and security policy. In this special report, Besseling analyses the impact of an eventual ‘Brexit’ on three of the UK’s most important African markets: South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya.
TXF is delighted to announce our new foray into the world of aviation with the launch of Ishka!
On the sidelines of TXF's Export, Agency and Project Finance conference in Rome, Max Thompson caught up with the CEO of Seaborn Network, Larry Schwartz, to find out more about the first ever ECA-backed subsea cable.
All the British EU referendum seems to have been good for so far is trading insults - as emotions run high in the last few days before the historic 23 June vote, and British politics reels from the murder of MP Jo Cox, it is worth taking the time for a more sober, analytical perspective on the Brexit debate.