Yale Dwight Hall

Investec sponsors the Yale Dwight Hall Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Fund’s 2016 Spring conference

Investec’s North America Power & Infrastructure team sponsored the Yale Dwight Hall Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Fund’s 2016 Spring conference in New Haven, CT on 9 April 2016.

The conference was attended by Yale and Brown University undergraduate students and featured a variety of speakers from environmentalists to asset managers who shared their perspectives on a broad range of SRI topics.

These topics covered how finance can play a role in making socially responsible investments, shareholder advocacy and university endowment managing. Investec spearheaded a roundtable discussion about working in finance at Investec and balancing SRI strategies and performance requirements with an emphasis on the U.S. power sector.

Gold Sponsor of FT Africa

Gold Sponsor of FT Africa Infrastructure event

Investec are proud to be Gold Sponsors of the ‘Financial Times African Infrastructure, financing and development conference’, which took place on the 10 March 2015, in London.

Investec’s African heritage and specialist power and infrastructure strategy provide comprehensive solutions for clients across the African continent and will open various markets to clients via a single mandate with Investec.

The event on the 10 March engaged world-class participants in collaborative efforts to discuss and uncover trends, the opportunities and how to capitalise, protection from risks, and the potential to achieve sustainable African development and growth in the next frontier market. More on this event

Bird life

Bird Life South Africa

A Birds and Renewable Energy Manager is being sponsored by Investec Corporate & Institutional Banking and will have the overarching focus of minimising the impact of renewable energy developments on birds and their habitats.

Westbury Secondary School

Westbury Secondary School solar powered teacher development centre

As a business that finances sustainability projects, the Investec Power and Infrastructure team thought of a way to make a sustainable contribution to education in the country by combining innovation and green energy with an old shipping container. Find out more.


Browse through a list of our recent project awards

  • Pacific Equity Partners

    Pacific Equity Partners - Best Management Buyout over $500 million

    Pacific Equity Partners nominated Investec as a key partner for Energy Developments which won Best Management Buyout over $500 million. Investec IFI was MLA on the subsequent debt refinancing.

  • Investec Power & Infrastructure clients win IJ Global awards 2015

    Panda Hummel won ‘IJGlobal’ Merchant Power deal of the year 2015, for its innovative hybrid financing which featured a rare combination of a term loan A and B that provided the transaction resiliency against an otherwise bumpy market.

  • Lightsource won ‘IJGlobal’ Sponsor of the year 2015

    Lightsource won ‘IJGlobal’ Sponsor of the year 2015 for completing land mark deals (Windsor) and for engaging in innovate projects.

  • IPP Peaking Projects

    IPP Peaking Projects - Africa Power Deal of the Year  

    The Power and Infrastructure Finance team within Investec Corporate and Institutional Banking (“ICIB”) was honoured for their role in facilitating the IPP Peaking Projects, valued at R9.7 billion, as the coordinating mandated lead arranger on the transaction.

    This is the second global deal of the year award for a power project financed by Investec during 2013. Thomson Reuters’ Project Finance International (PFI) awarded the title “Renewable Deal of the Year for the Middle East and Africa region” to the 50MW Bokpoort CSP project led by the ACWA Power consortium. The R5.5 billion project is currently under construction and is located in the Northern Cape. Investec acted as coordinating bank, mandated lead arranger and underwriter for the Bokpoort transaction which has the largest thermal storage for a closed solar plant in South Africa and is expected to generate a record-high of roughly 200GWh per year to South African homes.

    The IPP Peaking Projects are the country’s first two independent large scale power plants. The construction of the two plants commenced in 2013, Avon (670 MW) in KwaZulu Natal and Dedisa (335MW) in the Eastern Cape, and they are expected to come online in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Once operational, the facilities will sell electricity to power utility Eskom for 15 years, as part of the South African government’s Integrated Resource Plan 2010, which aims to double South Africa’s electricity generation capacity from 44 GW and 80 GW by 2030.

    On receiving the award, Robert Gecelter of Investec Power and Infrastructure Finance said, ‘It is an honour to receive the Euromoney African Power Deal of the Year award for the Peakers Projects. This recognises the scale, complexity and extended timeline of the transaction and especially the role Investec played on the deal, having been originally mandated by the lead sponsor, GDF Suez, back in 2007. Investec is pleased to be able to support the expansion of the national grid with these peaking power plants, which is critical for the stability of the South African economy.’

    Robert Gecelter added that Investec’s focus, as a leading player in the power sector, continues to be on creating innovative energy projects not only in South Africa, but across the continent.

  • Bokpoort CSP - African Renewable Deal of the Year

    Bokpoort CSP

    Investec acted as Lead Arranger and Underwriter for the Bokpoort CSP project, one of the world's largest CSP projects and, by using a technology with 9.3 hours of thermal storage, is one of the world’s most efficient. The scheme was one of the stand-out deals in the second round of the South African renewable energy independent power project programme (IEIPP). The 50MW, US$550m project in the Northern Cape will be able to deliver power well after sunset given its storage capability – effectively making it a baseload plant, an important new first in the renewables sector and important in South Africa, where power shortages are becoming the norm.

  • London Gateway

    London Gateway - European Transport Deal of the Year

    Investec acted as Mandated Lead Arranger and Model Bank, contributing £63 million in senior debt facilities, to finance the construction of London Gateway Port, a £1.2 billion deep-sea container port currently being constructed by on the Thames Estuary by sponsor DP World.

  • Chum

    CHUM - Americas - Bond Deal of the year

    Investec acted as financial advisor to the successful Societe en Commandite Sante Montreal Collectif on this project to combine 3 existing hospitals into a single world-class university hospital in downtown Montreal. In particular, Investec developed an innovative financing solution which dealt with a number of complexities, notably the multi-phased, nine year construction period, operations during construction, downtown urban location adjacent to another PPP project site, complex technical scope and limited funding capacity for the project.

  • Royal Adelaide Hospital

    Royal Adelaide Hospital

    The largest greenfield hospital project in the Asia-Pacific region in 2011, Royal Adelaide required total funding of A$2.8b and will operate under a 35-yr concession. Once completed, the hospital is expected to be the most technologically advanced and one of the busiest in Australia, with 800 beds and the capacity to service over 80,000 patients per year. The SA Health Partnership consortium achieved financial close in June 2011 and Investec acted as joint lead arranger of the A$2.5b long-term debt funding for the project.”

  • McGill University Health Centre project

    McGill University Health Centre project - Gold Medal for Project Financing + North American Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year

    The Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships awarded the Gold Medal for Project Financing at its November conference to the McGill University Health Centre project. Investec acted as financial adviser to SNC-Lavalin and Innisfree, who were awarded the concession for the redevelopment of this major teaching hospital in Montreal. Investec structured and arranged over C$1.4 billion of funding for the project, including C$764 million of investment grade project bonds.

  • Collgar Wind Farm project

    Collgar Wind Farm project - Best Project Finance Deal

    Finance Asia's Deal Achievement Awards included Best Project Finance Deal for the A$750m mio Collgar Wind Farm project.

    As the largest wind project under construction in Australia, the Collgar Wind Farm in Western Australia will provide a significant level of renewable energy generation. The involvement of the Danish export credit agency EKF was an important factor at a time when local bank liquidity was constrained. Investec acted as developer and a debt arranger for the project, with the senior commercial bank debt being provided by ANZ, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank, Westpac, and West LB.

  • Bayonne

    Bayonne - North American Power Deal of the Year

    As Joint Lead Arranger and Joint Bookrunner, Investec provided US$65m of the senior debt facilities.

  • Surrey Street Lighting

    Surrey Street Lighting - Best Public Procurement Project in 2010

    Surrey County Council won this category for a streetlight buying strategy that has saved it hundreds of thousands of pounds a year.

    Judges Comments:

    "The whole cost of the project was less than the current maintanance bill. There are huge benefits for stakeholders and it's good for the prevention of crime and disorder."

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