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Infrastructure finance

Funding, financing or investing with confidence.

As the recognised global leader in infrastructure finance, our advice helps clients make the right decision. In 2017 alone, we helped bring 50 transactions to close in 20 countries, amounting to investments worth more than US$25 billion.

Having won 18 Technical Advisor of the year awards over the last ten years, Mott MacDonald is recognised as the global leader in infrastructure finance.

Delivery of privately financed infrastructure projects or corporate assets is a complex process requiring expert advice. Investors and funders need to know their money is being invested in projects or businesses that offer clear returns and predictable cash flows from appropriate structures. Governments and public bodies need to develop funding and delivery strategies that attract investment in sustainable infrastructure to deliver economic and social growth. Sponsors, developers and operators, meanwhile, need to choose the right type of capital and financing model to ensure projects or corporate initiatives are affordable, provide value for money and offer a stable, lasting legacy.

Our global team of infrastructure finance advisory experts help clients understand the nature of risk and opportunity in funding, financing and investing in infrastructure and projects. We are the acknowledged international market leader for technical advisory services, typically completing more projects in one year than all the other leading technical advisors combined, and winning over the past decade a multitude of technical advisor of the year awards. Our experts are active in the built environment, defence, energy, international development, transport and water sectors, and their activity covers infrastructure and project finance, public finance, and public private partnership (PPP/P3) arrangements, as well as merger and acquisition.

Our clients receive comprehensive advice, from inception to financial close, to help them unlock the full potential offered by project or corporate infrastructure finance. As a global, multidisciplinary consultancy, we have more than 16,000 technical and commercial staff working worldwide. The supporting depth and breadth of our expertise in infrastructure combined with our unique advisory insights and local knowledge ensure we help our clients make the right decisions wherever they may be based.

In the last year, we helped our broadest range of clients to date. Working on hundreds of transactions at any time, across all five continents, our specialists helped bring 50 such transactions to close across five sectors in 20 countries, amounting to investment of more than US$25 billion.

We are proud to leave a positive legacy for communities, as well as ensure the commercial success of our clients’ efforts. By working in partnership with everyone involved or affected by a project or investment, we help to ensure it delivers economic and social benefits.

Our infrastructure finance services cover:

Market assessment and development

We lay the foundations for the development of public or private sector capability and capacity, and help to develop institutional structures and capability, as well as identify project pipelines and delivery strategies. From a PPP/P3 pipelines perspective, we've helped develop and establish models in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Project preparation

We develop business or investment cases to enable international infrastructure investment, and promote economic growth, social prosperity and sustainable development. We apply international good practice; implement custom solutions to develop bankable projects or investable businesses; and prepare technical documentation and commercial performance frameworks, as well as specifications and assurance and monitoring frameworks and processes for design, construction and project or asset operations. By assessing project feasibility, we ensure plans are achievable and deliverable.

Project procurement

We build new procurement models, prepare tender documents, and conduct due diligence reviews. By bringing certainty and clarity to complex projects during this key market interaction phase, we ensure the highest standards of quality and effectiveness.

Transaction advisory

We give investors, funders, and funds the assurance to invest with confidence by connecting with our global network of technical experts. As a team we: review technical and commercial proposals, and stakeholder capability and contractual arrangements; conduct in-depth technical, economic, environmental, social due diligence, and appraise complex performance models and frameworks; identify and allocate residual risks at all stages of procurement, deal closure, construction, and operations; and help to secure additional multilateral or development finance for complex transactions in less developed economies. We also advise on acquisitions of multi-sector portfolios of infrastructure assets.

Monitoring and assurance

We provide whole-life asset assurance services. We help investors and managers continue to deliver and improve on successful projects, protect investments, ensuring optimum performance through construction and operations to the end of concession, or through asset divestment in a non-project corporate infrastructure finance environment.

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