"Inframation’s US P3 Forum is by far the most relevant conference for developers, financiers and those who are active in the space and I wouldn’t miss the opportunity to interact with colleagues, exchange ideas and learn about upcoming trends."
ACS Infrastructure Canada and ACS Infrastructure Development, Inc. are the North American subsidiaries of Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructuras, S.A. (“Iridium”), the concession arm of Actividades de Construcciones y Servicios S.A. (“ACS Group”). The ACS Group is ranked first in ENR’s “The Top 250 International Contractors” list and has over 162,000 employees, a presence in over 50 countries and annual net sales in 2012 of €38.4 billion (approximately $50 billion). In addition, ACS Group has consistently been ranked first among the list of World Top Transportation Developers by Public Works Financing Magazine, ranking as the leading concession group in the world from 1994 through 2005 and from 2007 through 2012. ACS Group has over 40 years of experience in leading and developing concession projects around the world, and has successfully participated in over 152 public private partnerships to date. Its current infrastructure portfolio includes 28 highway projects, 5 railways and 12 public facilities, including bridges, transport hubs, airports, parking structures, social infrastructure and ports.
At a time of significant change in the legal industry, we are determined to continue leading the market as we have done throughout our 86-year history.
We will do this by ensuring we always challenge ourselves to bring new and original ways of thinking to the complex legal challenges our clients face.
Over the past year we have worked with some of the world’s leading businesses on transactions that have changed their industries. These include: advising Ahold on its merger with Delhaize to create Europe’s largest listed food retailer and the fifth largest in the U.S. with 6,500 stores; working on Anheuser-Busch Inbev’s takeover of SABMiller plc – the largest commercial loan in the history of the global loan markets at USD75bn; advising on the ground-breaking Coral South Floating LNG project in Mozambique across eight A&O offices; and advising Cagamas on the largest ‘dim sum bond’ in Southeast Asia and the world’s first offshore renminbi bond issued by a mortgage company.
Building on our long heritage enables us to attract the most talented people and continue to deliver this level of innovation with and for our clients.
To support our clients’ international strategies, we have built a truly global network now spanning 44 offices in 31 countries. We have also developed strong ties with relationship law firms in over 100 countries where we do not have a presence. This network makes us one of the largest and most connected law firms in the world, with a global reach and local depth that is simply unrivalled.
Global coverage in today’s market does not simply mean having offices in important cities around the world. For us, it means combining our international resources and sector expertise to work on cross-border transactions directly in the markets and regions important to our clients.
Assured Guaranty is the leading provider of municipal bond insurance and other applications of financial guaranty insurance. We guarantee scheduled principal and interest payments when due on municipal, public infrastructure and structured financings.
Helping clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy through a new type of thinking and a different mindset.
We understand that in a rapidly changing legal market, clients have new expectations, constantly evolving choices and operate in an environment of heightened reputational and commercial risk. Our strength is our ability to solve complex legal problems by collaborating across borders and practice areas, using transformative technology and dealing with people with empathy.
We are The New Lawyers.
From local communities to global markets, we are dedicated to shaping the future responsibly and helping clients thrive in a changing world.
“Bank of America Merrill Lynch” is the marketing name for the global banking and global markets businesses of Bank of America Corporation. Bank of America is a marketing name for the Retirement Services business of Bank of America Corporation. Lending, derivatives, and other commercial banking activities are performed globally by banking affiliates of Bank of America Corporation, including Bank of America, N.A., Member FDIC. Securities, strategic advisory, and other investment banking activities are performed globally by investment banking affiliates of Bank of America Corporation (“Investment Banking Affiliates”), including, in the United States, BofA Securities, Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, and Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp., all of which are registered broker-dealers and Members of SIPC, and in other jurisdictions, by locally registered entities. BofA Securities, Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp. are registered as futures commission merchants with the CFTC and are members of the NFA.
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Since our founding in 1913, Chapman and Cutler has focused on finance. We have represented market participants in all aspects of banking, corporate finance and securities, and public finance transactions since our inception.
Our firm consistently develops innovative and practical legal solutions for complex financial transactions. In addition to traditional financings, we are widely recognized for our experience in specific areas of finance, including leveraged leasing and other lease finance, asset securitization, and pooled investment products including defined portfolios and mutual funds. As part of our finance-oriented practice, Chapman represents creditors, indenture trustees and other financial market participants in bankruptcy proceedings, workouts and restructurings. In the area of public finance, our firm ranks among the leading law firms in the country serving as bond, underwriter's and disclosure counsel.
To complement Chapman's finance focus, we have a substantial general corporate practice involving the representation of business entities in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, employee benefits, environmental, administrative and regulatory law, and litigation. We also provide personalized estate and gift planning, traditional probate legal services and sophisticated tax planning.
We invite you to explore what makes us unique, our work with clients, our talented people, and our insight and perspective.
Cintra is the leading private-sector transportation infrastructure company in the world, with experience spanning 50 years of innovative highway development on four continents.
We provide the maximum value in each project, managing all phases of the life cycle of assets.
Today its portfolio of 24 concessions includes more than 912.2 miles of managed highways globally, representing a total global investment in roadway improvements of over €18.5 B. We currently operate in 9 countries: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Slovakia, Ireland, Colombia and Australia.
With US headquarters in Austin, Texas, Cintra manages over €8.2 B of infrastructure projects in the United States and more than €4.1 B of infrastructure projects in Canada.
We have a highly specialised team who develops and manages this uniquely complex and high-value asset portfolio.
Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgements with confidence.
Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information, providing critical insights that inform better decision-making in financial markets. With operations in more than 30 countries, Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, an authority in credit and macro intelligence providing fixed-income products and services to the global financial community; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent source of training and professional development. Fitch Group is owned by Hearst, a leader in diversified media, information and services.
John Laing is an international originator, active investor and manager of infrastructure projects. We are focused on major transport, energy, social and environmental infrastructure projects in regions of the world where we have expertise and where there is a legal and commercial environment supportive of long term investment. We hold a portfolio of investments in projects awarded under government backed Public-Private Partnership (PPP) programmes and renewable energy projects, across a range of international markets including the Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.
We typically invest at the greenfield, pre-construction stage. We apply our management, engineering and technical expertise and invest equity and subordinated debt into special purpose companies which have rights to the underlying infrastructure asset.
We are a leading name in our core international markets and chosen sectors, with investments in more than 130 projects in the last 30 years.
At Kiewit, the projects we deliver make a difference, and we offer opportunities for you to make one, too. Our construction and engineering professionals work on some of the industry’s most complex, challenging and rewarding projects – whether it’s boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy, or building bridges that connect communities. Kiewit people tackle important projects of every size, in any market. Start your Kiewit adventure today at kiewitjobs.com. Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned organization operates through a network of subsidiaries in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation; oil, gas and chemical; power; building; water/wastewater; and mining. Kiewit had 2017 revenues of $8.7 billion and employs 22,000 staff and craft employees.
At Macquarie we uncover the opportunities others may miss. Our culture promotes innovation, balanced with robust risk management, to realise opportunity for our clients, community and shareholders.
We are a diversified financial group providing clients with asset management, banking, advisory and risk and capital solutions across debt, equity and commodities.
Headquartered in Sydney and with offices in over 25 countries, it is the breadth of our operations, combined with a strong capital position and risk management framework, that has contributed to our 49-year record of unbroken profitability.
Moody's Investors Service is a leading provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. Moody's commitment and expertise contributes to transparent and integrated financial markets. The firm's ratings and analysis track debt covering more than 135 sovereign nations, approximately 5,000 non-financial corporate issuers, 4,000 financial institutions issuers, 18,000 public finance issuers, 11,000 structured finance transactions, and 1,000 infrastructure and project finance issuers. Moody's Investors Service is a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO), which reported revenue of $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 12,300 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 42 countries.
S&P Global Ratings is the world’s leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.
S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/ratings.
Transurban has connected communities since 1996. From Melbourne’s CityLink to Sydney’s Lane Cove Tunnel and Brisbane’s Go Between Bridge to Virginia’s 95 Express Lanes, our roads make travel safer, faster and smarter.
We deliver more than asphalt. We’re a world-leading organisation, and we go beyond traditional engineering to invent and incorporate new technologies and smarter solutions. Our roads can detect incidents on their own. They can keep drivers safe and traffic flowing 60 metres underground. They can even control lanes and set speed limits, in real-time, based on live conditions.
Our environment is always evolving. To stay ahead – to shape the future of transport before it happens – we work intelligently, sustainably and collaboratively. We deliver for our customers. And in doing so, we make our communities stronger.
Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with nearly 1,000 attorneys in key financial centers around the world. We litigate cases and close transactions by bringing an understanding of the global legal issues our clients face in transactions, disputes, and regulatory/enforcement-related matters. We strive to provide our clients with creative solutions to their business problems—on time and on budget. We serve our communities and the public interest, promote diversity within our firm and throughout the legal profession, and maintain a culture of teamwork and collegiality.
Savvy Investor is the world’s leading research platform for institutional investors and their service providers, curating investment articles and white papers daily from across the web and putting them in one place for the ease of our members.
The Savvy Investor website is made up of 50 sections, with topics including Private Equity & VC and Infrastructure Investment. The site also contains a directory of investment conferences, which you can filter to your chosen dates, locations and topics. When a new member signs up, they indicate which of the 50 investment themes they are interested in. This enables us to tailor their homepage and newsletter to ensure we direct relevant content their way. In doing this, we experience incomparably high engagement levels, with 30,000 white papers per month being downloaded by our 40,000 members.
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Michelle Boehm has 25 years of experience in infrastructure and transportation planning and program delivery in both the public and private sectors. An executive with a strong background in policy, strategic planning, innovation, and funding, her expertise in developing regional partnerships and collaborative approaches across both public and private sectors has contributed to the advancement of some of the nations largest infrastructure programs. She has worked frequently and successfully with transportation agencies, cities, counties, and other municipalities, and private businesses to develop and advance regional goals and objectives that contribute to the adaption and/or adoption of land use, transportation and passenger and freight rail policies, goals, and objectives. As the Director of Transportation for the Office of Mayor Garcetti she is focused on transforming regional transportation ahead of the 2028 Olympics and on achieving critical access, equity, safety, and emissions reductions goals. She previously served under two administrations as an executive with the California High Speed Rail Authority where for over six years she directed strategy and project development for 300+ miles of the all electric railroad from Bakersfield to San Diego. Her prior work in transportation and infrastructure in the private sector culminated in her role as Vice President for the Southern California Transportation Practice of an internationally recognized A/E/C firm, where her responsibilities included regional management, strategic planning and executive oversight of client services and project delivery. Boehm was part of the coalition that founded Mobility 21 to pursue solutions to transportation issues in Southern California, and is a former advisory board member, as well as a former Ex-Officio member of the LOSSAN Board of Directors. She currently serves as a Director-at-Large for the Los Angeles Chapter of the Women's Transportation Seminar.
Scott Brinkman serves as the Secretary of the Executive Cabinet in Governor Bevin’s administration. In this capacity, he oversees the various Cabinets and is responsible for implementing the Governor’s policies and programs. In his capacity as the Secretary of the Executive Cabinet, Secretary Brinkman also serves as the Chairman of the Kentucky Communications Network Authority, which is responsible for the construction, maintenance and operation of KentuckyWired, the statewide middle-mile broadband project currently being constructed throughout the Commonwealth.
Secretary Brinkman represented the 32nd legislative district in eastern Jefferson County in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 2001 to 2010, where he served on the Appropriations and Revenue Committee, the Health and Welfare and the Local Government Committees.
Before his appointment as the Secretary of the Executive Cabinet, Secretary Brinkman practiced law in Louisville for 35 years, most recently with the law firm of Stoll Keenon Ogden. He specialized in corporate, real estate and public finance law during his legal career.
Scott Brinkman has also been involved in a number of civic and charitable activities including having served as the Chair of the Kentucky Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders. He currently serves on the Applied Behavior Analyst Licensure Board as well as on the Board of the Waterfront Development Corporation.
Secretary Brinkman is a 1977 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a 1980 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He and his wife Donna reside in Louisville. They have three children.
Anthony Buckley is the Director of Innovative Partnerships for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). During Buckley's tenure as a public servant he has managed a host of State financing and funding programs. For the State of Oregon, Buckley played a leading role in managing financial components of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects for both the transportation and energy sectors. As the Chief Financial Officer for the Oregon Department of Energy he was responsible for one of the Nation's largest energy tax credit programs (USD 2bn) as well as the nation's oldest energy lending programs (35-years). Prior to his assignment with the Department of Energy Buckley served as the debt and investment manager for the Oregon Department of Transportation where he oversaw a USD 3.5bn transportation finance portfolio. Prior to his career as a public servant, Buckley gained 20 years of private sector experience having worked for various corporations in both finance and marketing roles.
Dan DeBono is the Chief Infrastructure Funding Officer at the United States Department of Transportation, responsible for oversight of lending and grant programs.
Previously, Dan spent 20 years in private sector finance and investing, first as an investment banker advising some of the world’s largest media and telecommunications companies, and then as an institutional investor where he invested capital on behalf of public pension funds, university endowments, and other institutions. Dan specialized in multi-strategy credit, and invested across industry, including media, telecommunications, energy, materials, and infrastructure. Most recently, he ran a small investment and advisory business in New York.
Dan is a 1990 graduate of Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts. He majored in mathematics. A personal connection to the military events in Panama in December 1989 inspired Dan to volunteer for the US Navy SEALs. Dan completed one overseas tour during the Bosnian War, where he conducted joint training operations with NATO allies, among other things. He also specialized in special warfare submarine operations.
Upon his return to civilian life, and inspired by its great free market and philosophical thinkers, Dan attended the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with High Honors, concentration in finance.
Dan is a native New Yorker.
Dr. Morteza Farajian was recently appointed as executive director of the Build America Bureau at USDOT (the Bureau). He is responsible for credit programs and loan guarantees to support development of large-scale and multimodal transportation infrastructure. The Bureau also promotes innovative project financing solutions and helps state and local governments develop and finance P3 transactions for transportation facilities.
Prior to this position, Dr. Farajian was serving as acting Deputy Secretary of Transportation and Director of Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Office in Virginia. Over a period of 7 years, he led procurement, financing and contract negotiation of multiple multi-modal transportation projects totaling $10 billion in value. Under his leadership, the P3 program in Virginia was reformed to promote competition, engage stakeholders and increases accountability. He established the first strategic program to manage a portfolio of P3 contracts post-procurement totaling $14 billion in project value.
Dr. Farajian is also an entrepreneur who has co-founded a crowd-financing platform that provides local and small investors the opportunity to invest in infrastructure projects as equity or subordinate debt.
Dr. Farajian has received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Project Management from University of Maryland. He also has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. He currently serves as a board member on ARTBA’s P3 Division and TRB’s Revenue and Finance committee.
Nuria Haltiwanger is the CEO for ACS Infrastructure Development and ACS Infrastructure Canada, the North American equity investment, financing and operations and maintenance subsidiaries of the ACS Group, focused on developing and operating infrastructure projects in North America via alternative procurement methods, such as public-private partnership (PPP) and design-build-finance (DBF).
Under her leadership, ACS Infrastructure has solidified its position as a market leader in PPP/DBF projects in North America, with a current portfolio of 14 projects totaling approximately USD 20bn, including Angels Flight in California, the SH 288 Toll Lanes Project in Texas, the Portsmouth Bypass Project in Ohio, and Florida's I-595 Project, which was the first availability payment-based PPP project in the U.S. and which has been successfully operating for three years.
Pete Rahn was appointed Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) by Governor Larry Hogan on January 21, 2015. Rahn is the first person to have led transportation departments in three states. As Transportation Secretary, Rahn oversees a USD 5.1bn annual budget (FY 2018) and leads more than 10,000 employees. MDOT has direct supervision of all aspects of transportation, including the state’s highway, transit and rail networks; toll facilities; motor vehicles; Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport; and the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore.
Prior to his appointment, Rahn was chairman of the New Mexico State Transportation Commission from 2011 to 2015. Rahn served as Director of the Missouri Department of Transportation from 2004 to 2010, when he joined the Kansas City, Mo.-based HNTB construction engineering firm. Rahn was Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department from 1995 to 2002. As a transportation leader in New Mexico and Missouri, Rahn managed billions of dollars in multi-modal transportation investments -- from highways and transit to airports and freight rail -- to create jobs and expand economic development, while focusing on innovation, teamwork, accountability and enhanced communication.
At the national level, Rahn was President of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) from 2007 to 2008. In 2017, Rahn was appointed to a two-year term as Chair of AASHTO’s Committee on Funding and Finance. He also has served as a member of AASHTO’s Board of Directors, Chairman of its Standing Committee on Performance Management and Chairman of its Standing Committee on Highway Traffic Safety. From 2006 to 2010, Rahn served on the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board. Since 2015, Rahn has been vice president of the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials (NASTO).
Quynh Tran is Executive Director and Co-Head of North American Infrastructure Finance at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (“SMBC”), with over 16 years of project finance experience in the infrastructure sector. SMBC’s North American infrastructure platform serves the debt financing needs of sponsors with investments in the transport, telecommunications, water/wastewater, social infrastructure and core-plus sectors. With increasing activity in the digital infrastructure space, Quynh has been very active in building out SMBC’s coverage of that sub-sector. In addition to traditional bank lending in project finance/acquisition finance/holdcos, SMBC, through its SMBC Nikko affiliate, also provides investment banking services, financial advisory, project bond underwriting, municipal bond underwriting and private placements to sponsors.
Prior to SMBC, Quynh was an investment banking associate at Robertson Stephens where she specialized in M&A and corporate finance in the retail and “e-tail” sectors.
Quynh earned a BA from Columbia University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Quynh holds Series 79 (Investment Banking Representative), Series 63 (State Securities) and Series 52 (Municipal Securities Representative) licenses.
Shawn Wilson was appointed Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) by Governor John Bel Edwards on January 11, 2016 after more than 10 years of executive service at DOTD.
Since his appointment, Wilson has been a tireless advocate for new revenue, maximizing Federal dollars available to Louisiana, advancing a balanced and comprehensive transportation policy for Louisiana, and ensuring the Department is more collaborative in its work at every level.
Under his leadership, DOTD was successful at securing and obligating nearly USD 150m additional Federal dollars for I-10 widening from I-49 to New Orleans, for the Baton Rouge I-10 bottleneck, and for the shortest Design Build procurement in the state’s history is underway to widen I-10 from Highland Road to LA 73. In addition, under his leadership, DOTD has been able to assist communities with alternative fueled transit assets, focus efforts on advancing passenger rail, and helping launch bike share in Baton Rouge, LA.
The DOTD has turned its focus to procuring USD 650m in GARVEE Bonds for two Design Build Projects, a major Urban Interstate Reconstruction and the state’s first Public Private Partnership.