GIIA is pleased to launch the results of the latest Infrastructure Pulse Survey for both the Americas and European markets, produced in partnership with Alvarez & Marsal.
The Q2 2021 Pulse Survey marks the fourth such survey, and now provides a guide of sentiment over the past 12 months which have been dominated by the global pandemic. Sentiment among infrastructure investors continues to rise as economies in both the Americas and Europe look to rebound from the health crisis with a particular focus on renewables and communications infrastructure – though unsurprisingly has not yet reached Q2 2020 levels. Encouragingly even transport, one of the sectors hit hardest by the pandemic, is showing signs of recovery.
Key takeaways from the Q2 2021 Infrastructure Pulse Survey include:
- Infrastructure investors in both the Americas and Europe expressed an increasingly positive view of fundraising vs the same period in 2020
- In the Americas sentiment remains highest for the United States and Canada while Brazil is viewed least favourably while in Europe the UK, Nordics, Benelux and Germany / Switzerland were viewed most favourably.
- Renewable energy generation showed the most significant increase in sentiment over the past 12 months in both markets
- In both markets ESG considerations continue to be viewed as an increasingly important consideration behind investment decisions.
Speaking on the release of the Survey results, Deputy CEO Jon Phillips said:
“While the last 12 months have been an incredibly turbulent period for infrastructure investors, it is encouraging to see that seniment continues to improve across Europe and the Americas. We all understand that infrastructure investment can play a key role in supporting nation’s recovery plans through increased economic activity and job creation, while also delivering the cleaner, smarter infrastructure communities need.”