Not a week goes by without a government somewhere in the world discussing yet another ambitious infrastructure programme. In the short-term, however, only a fraction of the requisite projects will be deliverable.
With $5.64bn in commitments, Global Infrastructure Partners is the largest independent first-time infrastructure fund ever organised. Three years after the firm’s launch, the bulk of the fund is yet to be invested, and with markets still in disarray, new investments are difficult to close. But Adebayo Ogunlesi, the man in charge, isn’t in a hurry. Chris Josselyn and Philip Borel find out why.
With credit markets still tight, knowing the right bankers can be key to financing your infrastructure deal. It is of course difficult to agree on which lenders are the most influential. But when the Infrastructure Investor team swapped notes, and quizzed practitioners in the marketplace, the names of the ten financiers on this page kept coming up.