Infrastructure finance

In order to accelerate economic growth and improve supply of essential services and raise standard of living, local authorise and national governments alike will in the forthcoming years need to invest in infrastructure and public utilities in a variety of ways – PPP, BOT, concessions, service outsourcing to private sector, utilities privatisation, large investments in public facilities. Legal framework, albeit not a perfect one is in place and the need for project and infrastructure finance is significant and it will grow for years to come in transportation facilities (roads, airports, public garages), public utilities (energy, water, wastewater, solid waste disposal), oil and gas transportation and storage and similar.

Large infrastructure and new utilities projects are likely to be executed through one of the following models:

  1. Credit financing between the foreign government and/or its quasi-governmental institution (intergovernmental sovereign or quasi-sovereign loan) or loans from international institutions such as EBRD or IFC,
  2. Through PPP as a non-recourse type of finance (concession)
  3. Privatisation and/or sale of the existing assets such as public utilities–for example Serbia is considering privatising some of its public utilities currently managed by various local authorities – water supply, waste water, solid waste collection etc.

We offer advisory services in all 3 above mentioned models:

  • Identification of potential infrastructure investment opportunity
  • Analysis of the feasibility of the project
  • Preparation or analysis of an existing investment plan
  • Legal and financial framework for project finance
  • Risk allocation and risk adjustment
  • Value for money analysis in accordance with the appropriate methodology employed
  • Financial modelling of the project cash flow, debt sculpting, various analyses – debt service coverage ratio, break even, profitability, ROA, ROE, sensitivity analyses etc
  • Assistance in raising finance for the project (debt, equity, hybrid capital)
  • Bid preparation
  • Contacts with the local authorities and other relevant stakeholders
  • Support in negotiation until successful completion
  • Support in project implementation