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Ep42: Title Insurance for Projects

BankScott_WEB2Scott Bank of First American Insurance sat down to discuss all things title insurance; in this episode we go from title insurance 101 and endorsements for project finance projects to how pricing breaks down and where he sees the insurer most often paying out. Continue reading “Ep42: Title Insurance for Projects”

Ep41: M&A Due Diligence

ElserKen_DNVGLKen Elser of DNV GL joins us to discuss when a company contemplating an M&A transaction should approach an independent engineer, the different methods DNV GL takes in buy-side vs. sell-side transactions, the top three things that drive the value of an M&A transaction, where he sees the market going in the next six to 12 months, how DNV GL can help, and more.

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Ep40: Emerging Energy Infrastructure Opportunities

RenPlastinaRen Plastina of Investec joins us to talk about energy storage and electric vehicles and how to be a first mover in both markets. He gets into energy storage from the standpoint of a lender, what is going on in the market and whether lenders are seeing deals that can actually be financed, as well as how the traditional project finance model can be used for EV charging infrastructure, a market that is still in the formative stages.

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Ep39: Interview with an Industry Veteran: Steven Greenwald

Image result for steven greenwald credit suisseSteven Greenwald, senior advisor and former head of project finance with Credit Suisse, reflects on a rich 39-year history in the project finance industry. Steve shares what led him to become an investment banker, the secret to his longevity, how he has seen the business evolve, common mistakes to avoid and more.

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Ep37: Legal Perspective: Representations and Warranties Insurance

Image result for david barrett norton rose fulbrightThe representations and warranties insurance (RWI) market is growing rapidly as the insurance expands in scope to cover more types of transactions.  David Barrett discusses RWI from a legal perspective: talking about the basics of sell-side and buy-side policies, typical pricing, premiums last year versus this year, the risks that aren’t covered, special considerations for energy projects, the claims history and more.

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Ep36: US to Review More Inbound Investments

RosenbergAmanda_HiResAmanda Rosenberg tells what the major changes are in a new law this month that gives CFIUS broader power to set aside inbound US investments and how they will affect the energy industry, including details on the new review authority, changes to process, mandatory declarations and when everything takes effect.

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Ep32: Capital Dynamics’ View on the Solar Market

Benoit AllehautWe sat down with Benoit Allehaut, director on the clean energy infrastructure team at Capital Dynamics, fresh off the heels of its acquisition and privatization of 8point3 Energy Partners LP. Benoit shares his views on how much appetite there is currently in the market for solar, the effects of the new solar tariffs, PPAs, the future of energy storage and more.

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Ep31: CFIUS: A Closer Look

RosenbergAmanda_HiResJoin us as we take a closer look at CFIUS, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. The committee is charged with reviewing transactions in which a foreign person will gain control over a US trade or business. Amanda Rosenberg talks about the basics: national security, specific project finance concerns, lessons learned and what is happening today.

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Ep29: Increasing Regulatory Headwinds

131017Keith_Martin-064-retKeith Martin joins Todd Alexander to talk about the likely outcome of DOE efforts to halt coal and nuclear power plant retirements, how the growing number of US import tariffs is affecting the market, and possible moves this summer to place further restrictions on inbound US investment.

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