Significant prizes awarded to Meridiam


In 2021, Meridiam continued its investments in transformational and impactful projects. We are  proud to have been awarded significant awards in 2021 to date, a superb consecration which acknowledges a year of continued growth and great success.


Infrastructure Investor Annual Awards 2021

2021 Fund Manager of the year, Middle East & Africa

‘’A typically busy year for Meridiam saw it raise more than $500 million for its second Africa fund on its way to its $750 million target. In addition, the firm reached financial close on the largest power plant in West Africa powered by agricultural waste; closed on the Kinguélé Aval hydroelectric power plant in Gabon; bought 40 percent of the Setrag railway line, spanning 650km across Gabon; and partnered with Raxio to develop data centres in Africa.’’

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PFI Awards 2021

  • Global Investor of the Year

“It has been quite the year for Meridiam, the Paris-based global developer and fund manager, with a substantial capital-raising supporting a series of landmark financings. The 2019 PFI Investor of the Year deservedly returns to the podium for its ambition, resilience, and results.”

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“By now, it has become clear that for some well-placed investors the pandemic has not only been manageable, but potentially fruitful. Meridiam, the French emerging markets infrastructure investor, has seen continued growth over the past two years and is showing no signs of slowing.”


  • D4 as PPP Deal of the year in Europe

“Meridiam began its string of 2021 achievements by reaching financial close on the €520m D4 motorway PPP in the Czech Republic. The all-commercial €475m 27.5-year debt features multi-currency tranches – local currency tranche, euro tranche, and equity bridge – and aggressive gearing of around 90%. This, on the first successful transport PPP in the country’s history. […]”

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  • CEOG as hydrogen deal of the year

“The crown in the jewel – or the cherry on the sundae – might perhaps be the first-in-market West Guianan Power Plant (CEOG) hydrogen-based power plant in French Guiana, on which Meridiam is leading development with Hydrogene de France. A consortium of commercial and development banks provided the debt on the US$200m scheme. […]

With several more mega projects in the financing phase already, the investor is set to continue its impressive form.”

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IJInvestor Awards 2021

EMEA Impact Investor of the Year

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IJGlobal Awards 2021

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ESG Best Practices Honors 2022

Meridiam is proud to have been awarded the ESG Best Practices Honours 2022 by SWEN Capital Partners in the Infrastructure Category.
This award recognizes years of work in developing Simpl. and our LPs platform – proprietary tools that measure the impact of the SDGs contribution and the performance of our assets – as well as the launch of our Urban Resilience Fund (TURF) to invest in critical projects that contribute to #urban resilience in Europe and Africa.


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SIA Award 2022

  • Meridiam and CertiDeal won in the category Climate and Ecosystem

The Sustainable Investment in Action Awards were created in 2020 to highlight impact projects supported by European investors and to inspire new initiatives thanks to the communication made around these. In its 2022 edition, the SIA Impact Investment Awards have identified 138 impact projects supported by investors from 12 European countries. Meridiam and CertiDeal are among the 9 winners (split in SDG thematic groups).

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Partnerships Bulletin Awards

During the ceremony, our A465 road project was ‘Highly Commended’, as well as our company  for Environment, Social & Governance of the Year.

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Level 4+ ‘Transition’ of Airport Carbon Accreditation for the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman (QAIA), Jordan

Main Jordanian airport, this is the first airport in the Middle East, the second in Asia Pacific & Middle East after Delhi, and among the first 10 in the world to obtain this accreditation – a pioneer in the region!

QAIA won the Best airport by size in the Middle East 4 times (2016, 2018, 2019, 2020), which marks the highest possible accolade for airport operators worldwide awarded by Airports Council International (ACI) World. The Amman airport also achieved the ACI Airport Health Accreditation in 2020.

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Gold Award for the “Best Private Equity Investor” in Africa for Meridiam, from the Africa Investments Forum & Awards

Africa Investments Forum & Awards held its 5th edition in Paris on June 2nd. Organized by Leaders League group, this event is dedicated to business opportunities on the African continent in various fields: Energy, Mining, Infrastructure and Town Planning, M&A, Growth Strategies, Real Estate Industries.

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European & Global Sponsor of the Year at the Proximo Deals of the Year 2021

And also two deal awards:
Europe Emerging Energy Deal of the Year – Allego Carrefour
Europe Roads Deal of the Year – D4


Hydrogen Deal of the Year 2021

CEOG Hydrogen

”The Centrale Electrique de l’Ouest Guyanais  (CEOG) Power Plant in French Guiana is an innovative first-of-its-kind blended project financing for a large-scale solar hybrid incorporating green hydrogen with 128MWh of energy storage together with short-term battery storage. Upon completion it will be the world’s biggest hydrogen-based renewable energy storage facility.”

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‘Investor of the Year’ Award for Meridiam, at the Africa Tech Festival

Meridiam has been awarded with the prize of ‘Investor of the Year’ for the investment made in the tech space in Africa (including Raxio), at the Africa Tech Festival.
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Number 1 US Transportation P3 Developer by PWF, the Journal of Record for Public-Private Partnerships in the USA

Meridiam was ranked number 1 US Transportation P3 Developer by PWF, the Journal of Record for Public-Private Partnerships in the USA.
This ranking recognizes some of our transformational sustainable infrastructure projects in the US:
·      Port of Miami Tunnel, Florida, USA
·      LaGuardia Gateway Partners Central Terminal, New York, US
·      Purple Line LRT, Maryland, USA
·      Presidio Parkway Road, California, USA
·      North Tarrant Expressway Segments 1&2 and managed lanes, & Segments 3A,3B,3C, Texas, USA
·      IH-635 (LBJ) Managed Lanes, Texas, US
·      C70 Highway, Colorado, USA (Central 70)
·      I-66 Outside the Beltway Highway, Virginia, USA

”Acquisition of the year award” for the acquisition of a 40% stake in Gabonese rail operator Société d’Exploitation du Transgabonais (SETRAG) –  winner at the IJ InvestorAwards 2022 in the category Transport – EMEA (Dec 2022)

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Proximo Europe Awards 2022:

NeuConnect named ‘Europe Power Deal of the Year’ by Proximo Infra at the #ProximoAwards

‘This large complex, dual-currency financing supported the construction of an interconnection cable that runs through three countries’ waters and operates under two different regulatory regimes. Its contribution to the decarbonisation of Europe is likely to be immense.’

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The Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project was named the 2023 Public-Private Partnership (P3) Project of the Year in the Innovation of the Year category by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) – (July 2023)

The $3.7-billion multi-modal Transform 66 mega-project — among the largest P3 infrastructure projects in the U.S. this century — won the competitive annual award for its innovative methods throughout the procurement and construction phases. The project is being completed by an innovative partnership between I-66 Express Mobility Partners (a consortium of infrastructure companies Cintra, Meridiam, and APG Financial), FAM Construction, LLC (a joint venture of Ferrovial Construction and Allan Myers Inc.), and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

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LaGuardia Gateway Partners’ Terminal B awarded first airline terminal in the U.S. to receive Gold certification, the Rick Hansen Foundation’s highest possible rating for accessibility (Aug 2023)

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Transform66 Outside the Beltway wins the prestigious 2023 #P3Award

This multi-modal Transform 66 mega-project is among the largest #publicprivatepartnership P3 #infrastructure projects constructed in the United States since the start of the 21st century:

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MTA Maryland Purple Line Partners PPP awarded IJ Investor Awards’  Restructure Deal of the Year, North America  (Dec 2023)

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Meridiam awarded as ‘Istanbul PPP week Special award PPP Infrastructure Entity in Turkey’ during the 8th PPP Week Istanbul organized in partnership between DEİK – Foreign Economic Relations Board and PPPCOE İstanbul (PPP Center of Excellence)(March 2024)

This award recognizes Meridiam’s expertise in the hospital PPP sector in Turkey and the projects’ positive impact on the community.

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LaGuardia Airport in its entirety, including Terminal B, has been honored with the Airports Council International 2023 Service Quality Award for Best Airport of 25 to 40 Million Passengers in North America (March 2024)

This award, designated via an Airport Service Quality Passenger Survey, was made in recognition of LaGuardia’s transformational journey to a rating of ‘best’ in its completed, redeveloped form in 2023.

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Central 70 (I70) project in Denver, Colorado, won the  national 2024 Construction Risk Partners Build America Award for Civil Design-Build, recognizing the innovation, design, planning, and delivery of projects

I-70 was also honored with the Build America Grand Award, attributed to a singular project, among thirty finalists, that excels at the highest level, representing excellence in the construction industry.
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