Please take some time to get to know our sponsors and supporters for Financing UK Infrastructure. For more information on sponsorship for this event and for our future Financing Infrastructure events please contact Amanda Nicholls on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8675 8030.
Drinks Reception Sponsor
Affinitext is a pioneer in management solutions for high-value documents. In a world where thousands of documents are created by the business community daily, the ability for professionals to stay on top of their key business documents has never been more critical, yet until now has not received appropriate attention. Affinitext specialises in converting important documents into an intelligent format that dramatically improves understanding, accessibility and operational efficiency.
Arup’s Business and Investor Advisory and Corporate Finance team integrates financial, technical and commercial expertise across the infrastructure sectors to enable our clients to fully evaluate opportunities and assess potential risks. This combination of expertise provides us with a unique offering in the market.
Our broad range of skills enables us to seamlessly work across the full project lifecycle:
- Assessing the business case for greenfield projects
- Structuring and securing appropriate financing
- Allocating risk and commercial contracts
- Appraising and mitigating technical issues
- Identifying performance improvement opportunities
We are an independent adviser to clients, stakeholders and governments across a diverse range of sectors including, power and utilities, oil and gas, transport, social infrastructure and the built environment.
Our global teams are drawn from financial advisory firms, investment banking, economics, management consulting and the firm’s own extensive engineering and technical teams and industry leading experts.
Arup Corporate Finance is authorised by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority to advise clients on corporate finance activities and is registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board as a Municipal Advisor.
We are able to provide a fully integrated suite of technical due diligence and lead financial advisory services including:
Lead financial advisory
- Deal origination
- Commercial structuring and negotiation
- Financial modelling and deal valuation
- Interaction with funders and finance raising
Commercial due diligence
- Revenue review
- Regulatory assessment
- Market and competitive intelligence
- Target business model
Technical due diligence
- Capex review
- Operating performance review
- Asset condition / performance
- Environmental issues
Session and boardroom debate sponsor
CMS is a full-service top 10 global law firm, providing clients with specialist, business focused advice in law and tax matters. With 65 offices in 38 countries across the world, employing over 3,400 lawyers, CMS has longstanding expertise both at advising in its local jurisdictions and across borders. CMS acts for a large number of Fortune 500 companies and the FT European 500 and for the majority of the DAX 30.
CMS provides a wide range of expertise across 19 expert practice and sector areas, including Corporate/M&A, Energy, Funds, Infrastructure & Project Finance, Lifesciences, TMC, Tax, Banking and Finance, Commercial, Competition & EU, Dispute Resolution, Employment & Pensions, Intellectual Property and Real Estate & Construction.
DLA Piper is a global law firm with 4,200 lawyers in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs around the world. In the UK, DLA Piper provides full-service legal advice from all the major UK commercial centres to UK and International clients: Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Sheffield. We are one of the largest legal services organisations in the UK, with over 2,100 people and more than 250 partners.
Unlike many law firms, we are organised to provide both private and public sector clients with a range of essential business advice, not just on large scale mergers and acquisitions and banking deals but also on people and employment, commercial dealings, litigation, insurance, real estate, information technology, media & communications, intellectual property and plans for restructuring.
Our lawyers have been advising clients on every facet of complex infrastructure and PPP projects across the globe for many years. The financing for these projects has included non-recourse and limited recourse arrangements, sale-leasebacks, capital market and other innovative financing structures. Our lawyers have helped develop ground-breaking finance agreements and project structures and have first-hand experience of the structures that meet the needs of international institutions.
We have represented clients participating in every aspect of a project, including commercial banks, institutional investors, private equity funds, underwriters, export credit agencies, project developers, utilities and their non-regulated affiliates, vendors, governmental entities as hosts as well as co-investors under BOT, BOO, DBFO/DBFM, PPP and related models.
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) is one of the world’s leading financial groups. Headquartered in Tokyo and with approximately 360 years of history, MUFG has a global network with over 1,800 offices in more than 50 countries. The Group has over 150,000 employees, and offers services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing.
The Group aims to be the world’s most trusted financial group through close collaboration among its operating companies, and to respond to all of the financial needs of its clients, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.
MUFG’s shares trade on the Tokyo, Nagoya, and New York stock exchanges.
Business Network Partner
We are immensely proud of our mission statement, to “Make a difference by helping people around the world benefit from the right procurement decisions being made on important projects”.
We do this by delivering best practice solutions to support both buyers and bidders deliver the best possible outcome.
Our AWARD® procurement evaluation software, thought-leadership and expert services support strategic, complex, high risk sourcing projects.
ADVANCETM helps bidders to understand what the buyer is looking for and maximise their chances of achieving the highest scoring bid
Partnerships Events organises a series of annual events focusing on public private partnerships (PPP). As the sister organisation of PPP Bulletin International and the UK publication Partnerships Bulletin, Partnerships Events shapes its seminars, conferences, social events and annual awards dinner to target the latest issues in PPP and to bring together the public and private sectors involved in the many projects.
The Partnerships Bulletin is a monthly subscription-based magazine and website providing in-depth updates on partnership working between the public and private sector, including the private finance initiative (PFI), public private partnerships (PPPs) and newer models, such as asset backed regeneration vehicles. Subscribers enjoy access to business leads, news, interviews with the top industry figures, in-depth market reports and industry authored articles.