To ensure that these optimal, index-linked returns are achievable, our team of seasoned experts assess and analyze the responsibilities, risks, and mitigants with regard to commercial, environmental, and technical issues for building, transportation, and other infrastructure assets.
Prior to a transaction, whether for a greenfield investment, asset acquisition, or a divestment, we work with our clients to understand their (or their target investor’s) goals and risk appetite. After devising a due diligence plan, our advisors reach throughout WSP to supply the appropriate experts in design and construction, operations and maintenance, asset management, capital improvements, and technology.
Full Lifecycle Services
Our integrated Investment/Transaction Advisory team uses a holistic approach to identify commercial and technical risks while relying on our specialists’ experience in the relevant infrastructure sectors. We provide a number of services to optimize our clients’ investments or bidding approach, including:
- Funding & Financing
- Business & Financial Cases
- Due Diligence
- Public Private Partnerships (PPP)
- Transaction Strategy
- Restructuring and Turnaround Strategy
- Valuation & Business Modelling
- Operational Transaction Services
- Mergers and Acquisitions
After the transaction has closed, we also have the capability to manage or operate infrastructure assets or portfolios for investor clients.
Lenders’ Technical Advisory
WSP has a strong Lenders’ Technical Advisory track record, with over 500 roles globally. We can support lenders, debt funds, or bond investors providing debt to private finance transactions for transport and social infrastructure (hospitals, schools, and courts), offering targeted advice that focuses on the key issues that could impact their loan or investment.
A new picture has been emerging since the financial and health crisis, one of a more competitive and larger than ever investment boom in property. Driven by a surge in demand as the world’s fast- growing population is moving closer to the bright lights and the availability of global finance to invest in our cities, opportunities for growth are more present than ever. We are seeing increasing levels of foreign direct investment in property from sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, and Asian developers, and our knowledge and understanding of property markets around the world make us the ideal partner to support these transactions.
As one project delivery method better suited for some projects, governments worldwide are choosing to fund infrastructure development through public private partnerships (PPPs or P3s), bringing greater financing flexibility and innovation to supply chains. When working on projects that are managed as PPPs, our consulting team can access additional information to find the best solutions for technical and commercial risks within the funding framework.
Our PPP and capital investment services team has supported financial institutions in the development of more than 400 privately financed infrastructure projects across the globe – covering in excess of $80 billion of capital spending – and advised investors acquiring the shareholding of operating infrastructure assets with investment values of more than $10 billion. Our PPP work includes the California High-Speed Rail in the US, the Turcot Interchange in Montreal, Canada, and Dhaka by-pass road in Bangladesh.