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Significant prizes awarded to Meridiam in 2021 and 2022

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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.’’

Read Infrastructure Investor’s article 

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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.”

Learn more from the PFI yearbook  

“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. […]”

Read PFI’s article 

Learn more about the D4 projet

 

  • 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.”

Read PFI’s article 

Learn more about the CEOG project

 

 

IJInvestor Awards 2021

EMEA Impact Investor of the Year

Learn more about this award

 

 

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.

Awards (africa-ifa.com)

 

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

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