Before co-founding Portland Advisers in December 2008, Frauke was a Director in the infrastructure team at HSBC Project & Export Finance. She started her career by working in the corporate finance arm of a German private bank, focusing on privatisations in the former East Germany. Since coming to London, Frauke has worked in structured and project finance at BHF Bank and then at Charterhouse Bank before joining HSBC in 2000.
Frauke is very experienced in advising on and structuring all stages of a PPP financing up to financial close, including running funding competitions, negotiating detailed term sheets and loan agreements and supporting her private sector clients in the commercial negotiations of the concession contract. She is also used to working with and co-ordinating the work of lenders’ due diligence advisers. Her key clients include Miller / Galliford Try, Balfour Beatty and Interserve. On the public sector side, she led the financial advisory team to the Welsh Government on the procurement of rolling out next generation broadband in Wales.
Frauke also led the Portland teams advising US Ex-Im Bank on phase 1 of the Emerald submarine cable project and the Spacecom satellite transaction, which obtained board approval in November 2013. Her ECA experience also includes advising Ex-Im Bank and other ECAs on the $4.4 billion Nanhai Petrochemicals Project in China sponsored by Shell and CNOOC. The $2.7 billion limited-recourse project financing included $700 million of debt from international banks and ECAs including Ex-Im, JBIC, HERMES and Atradius.
She has recently advised UK Export Finance on the Offshore Cape Three Points oil and gas project off the coast of Ghana. The project achieved signing in December 2016 and was selected as the “2016 African Oil & Gas Deal of the Year” by Project Finance International. She is currently advising UK Export Finance on a gas project in Egypt.
Frauke has a DEUG de Sciences Economiques from Universite de Paris X Nanterre and a Business Masters degree. She is fluent in English, German and French.
Frauke Bialokoz | +44 (0)20 7183 8386 | firstname.lastname@example.org