Highly experienced infrastructure professionals, each with at least 15 years of experience and having closed a total of over £20bn of transactions, providing high quality, tailor-made structuring and finance-raising advice to their public and private sector clients.

Portland Advisers offers advice covering the full spectrum of projects within the infrastructure market and the team provides global coverage from our offices in London and Hong Kong. One of our key strengths is the ability to commit highly skilled and experienced resource to assignments at competitive fee structures.

Clients benefit from the advice of a dedicated senior team that can draw upon direct personal experience of having worked on project finance transactions for public sector authorities and private sector developers across UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and the US markets in the following sectors:

  • Health: Hospitals, surgeries and care homes
  • Education: Schools and university accommodation
  • Defence: Defence equipment and accommodation
  • Transport: Roads, bridges, light and heavy rail infrastructure
  • Custodial/Blue Light: Prisons, courts and police accommodation
  • Waste/Water: waste wastewater treatment, energy from waste, desalination.

Our service offering includes:

Full-service bid financial advisory covering:

  • Planning, structuring and raising optimum funding for projects
  • Negotiating terms with funders
  • Supporting bid submissions and negotiations with the public sector customer
  • High quality financial modelling from experienced advisers with quick turn-around times
  • Coordinating all lending activities (due diligence, closing and conditions precedent).

Full-service procurement financial advisory covering:

  • Project economic and financial feasibility
  • Bankability assessment
  • Commercial structuring
  • Market soundings
  • Lead advisory role coordinating legal and technical experts
  • Value for money assessment
  • Risk allocation advice
  • Preparation of shadow bid financial model
  • Preparation of project teasers and information memoranda
  • Preparation of tender documentation (RFQ, RFP etc.)
  • Financial input on contract documentation
  • Bid evaluation and negotiation.

Provision of general financial consultancy (e.g. additional market intelligence, industry expertise and financing resource) to meet the short/medium-term needs of public and private sector clients.

Assistance during the preferred-bidder stage in order to bring a project to close.

Working with special purpose companies post-close to assist with management of infrastructure contracts (for example on variations or refinancings).

Contact for Infrastructure:
Frauke Bialokoz | +44 (0)20 7183 8386 | frauke.bialokoz@portlandadvisers.com