The growing demand for data and the infrastructure to host it has provided a new area of opportunity—data centers.Project finance has long been a part of many important sectors of the economy including, conventional power, renewable energy, oil and gas, and transportation.The growing demand for data has driven the construction of massive infrastructure, in the form of data centers, and the [renewable] energy required to operate them.
Tech advancements are transforming infrastructure opportunities in project finance.Funding for infrastructure assets has shifted with less coming from commercial banks and more capital coming institutional investors.Technology is impacting infrastructure with the telecom industry moving from 4g to 5g, causing a larger demand for location-specific data centers.An abundance of capital allows independent third-party trustees the opportunity to partner with many sources.
Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) are an integral part of many structured finance transactions, particularly asset securitizations.
SPVs can be created through a variety of entities, such as trusts, corporations, limited partnerships, and limited liability corporations.
In some cases, it may be desirable to remove assets and their corresponding liabilities from the balance sheet of the company, and a sale of the assets to an SPV will accomplish this.