Sponsors & Supporters

Please take some time to get to know our sponsors and partners.

  • MacRoberts

    MacRoberts

    Founder Sponsor

    MacRoberts was one of the first firms in Scotland to establish an expertise in PFI, and has achieved financial close in more than 50 PFI/PPP/NPD Projects, with a capital value in excess of £4bn. MacRoberts has acted on some of the most innovative and high profile projects in Scotland, together with several ground breaking, pathfinder projects and remains one of the pre-eminent names for Projects work in Scotland. The firm acts for procuring authorities, bidding consortia, equity investors, funders and sub-contractors and covers all sectors. MacRoberts also has market leading expertise across the entire range of finance work types required by the Scottish market, and particularly in corporate banking / acquisition finance, real estate finance, energy and project finance. MacRoberts is regularly instructed by virtually all of the banks and other financial institutions active in the Scottish market.

    MacRoberts LLP,is one of Scotland's leading law firms, and provides a full range of commercial legal services to public and private companies, banks and financial institutions, entrepreneurs, and public sector and governmental bodies, within all sectors of the UK economy. With over 80 lawyers and 45 partners, the firm has access to experienced experts in practice areas including projects, procurement, public sector ,construction, banking & finance ,  corporate, real estate, litigation, insolvency, energy, private client, estate planning and asset protection.

  • Aecom

    Aecom

    Co-sponsor

    As infrastructure funding gaps escalate worldwide, Public Private Partnerships (PPP, or P3) offer an increasingly valuable solution to the financial and administrative constraints of the public sector. However, P3 benefits are project-specific and can only be fully realized if all risks, requirements and opportunities are clearly understood by participants and stakeholders.

    AECOM's P3 Advisory practice was established in the context of these needs, to provide seamless integration of technical, economic and contractual expertise across all asset classes and P3 markets. While providing the full range of in-house expertise required for the management and delivery of PPP bids, as well as in support of other infrastructure procurement, refinancing or development activities, P3 Advisory draws its greatest strength from AECOM’s diverse and world-leading technical capabilities. Our ability to call on experts in every field from automated license plate detection systems to zero emission buildings, or from airport planning to container port optimization enables us to provide our clients with as comprehensive an array of services as may be required for any pursuit.

    AECOM offers several key advantages as a P3 advisory service provider, namely: world-leading technical and traffic & revenue forecasting expertise; a global footprint of local resources, and sociopolitical / legislative insight; and a one stop shop for any and all services required to assist in the delivery of P3 bids and other procurement, refinancing and development activities.

  • Infrastructure Managers Limited

    Infrastructure Managers Limited

    Co-sponsor

    Infrastructure Managers Limited

    Infrastructure Mangers Limited (“IML”) was formed in 2005 and is a leading specialist provider of management services to the PFI/PPP market, supplying operational, financial and portfolio  management across a wide ranging client base.

    IML is located in Edinburgh, where the office accommodates the company’s Executive Management, Finance, Asset Management, Insurance and Administration teams. This is supplemented by a regionally structured Operations team with managers based throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

    IML has a proven track record of delivering exceptionally well-run projects and providing confidence to investors as well as protecting value and enhancing yields.

    Protecting and Enhancing Value

    Our philosophy is to protect and enhance value through:

    • Understanding our Partners needs
    • Open communication with all parties
    • Actively managing relationships and interfaces
    • Sharing experiences across our diverse portfolio of projects
    • Drawing upon a central pool of technical expertise and experience

    Services

    IML provides a spectrum of services to its clients, ranging from full SPV management services through to specialist advice from our team of experts. 

    Financial Management

    IML provides a comprehensive package based on all financial services as well as offering independent financial solutions to its clients in areas such as:

    • Accounting
    • Tax services
    • Company secretarial
    • Financial modelling
    • Treasury

    Operational Management

    Infrastructure projects require continuous operational management to ensure they perform in line with investor expectations. Our operational managers work closely with the SPV directors, the facility management providers, the building contractors and the public sector, maximising partnerships to ensure projects perform to contractual requirements.
    Lifecycle, Variation & Insurance Management
    IML provides support to operational, financial and stakeholder management in all aspects of asset management and insurance.

  • Affinitext

    Affinitext

    Founder 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.

     

  • Partnerships Bulletin

    Partnerships Bulletin

    Organiser

    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.