Allen & Overy is a global law firm that helps the world’s leading businesses to grow, innovate and thrive. For almost a century, we have built a reputation for our commitment to thinking ahead and bringing original solutions to our clients’ most complex legal and commercial challenges.
We are one of a few top-tier international law firms with dedicated private credit capability across all the major US, European and Asia-Pacific markets. We are unmatched in being able to offer our clients expert support on all stages of the lending lifecycle and across the full spectrum of private credit products – including both middle-market and large-cap senior secured financings, revenue and pre-profit deals, first loss / second loss and other super senior structures, second lien / mezzanine, holdco financings, hybrid equity solutions, NAV and other fund financings, real estate, asset finance, special situations, distressed and quasi-distressed matters.
Our clients include performing and distressed credit funds, sovereign wealth funds, bank-affiliated direct lending teams, and a wide range of other alternative capital providers.
We have a strong track record in both the middle-market and large-cap spaces. The strength of our local practices gives us a comprehensive view of the activity and latest deal terms in the markets in which we operate, as well as the challenges our clients may encounter, that few firms can match. In addition, our private credit practice benefits from being able to call on the expertise of product and sector specialists from across our network, including our market-leading syndicated leveraged finance / high yield and restructuring practices and our private equity, fund formation, real estate, infrastructure, regulatory, healthcare and tech sector teams.
Assured Guaranty, the leading provider of U.S. municipal bond insurance and financial guarantees for essential-purpose infrastructure financings, has helped municipalities and public-private partnerships reduce the cost of financing essential public infrastructure for more than three decades, while assuring timely payment of principal and interest to investors in the bonds it guarantees. Assured Guaranty bond insurance can make P3 financings more cost-efficient because it offers investors strengthened security and the potential for greater market liquidity. Investors prize not only the unconditional and irrevocable promise of payment but also Assured Guaranty’s credit selection, underwriting, negotiated terms and surveillance.
Active in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and other developed countries, Assured Guaranty’s project finance experience spans many infrastructure sectors. Among these are roads and highways; rail transportation; electric, water and other utilities; solar energy; public and private schools and colleges; affordable housing; public buildings; prisons; seaports; airports; and stadiums.
With a history of legal innovation dating back to the firm’s founding in 1919, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP has built a national reputation for capital markets prowess and high-stakes litigation excellence. Cahill’s Project Finance, Energy & Infrastructure practice focuses on project development and financings and mergers and acquisition transactions in connection with conventional energy, renewable energy and infrastructure projects in the Americas for project sponsors, developers, banks, institutional lenders, direct lenders and alternative debt providers. In addition, our team focuses on U.S. public-private partnerships for energy, telecommunication, transportation and social infrastructure projects. Our practice leverages off our leading Banking & Finance and Capital Markets practices where we have long been recognized as the leading law firm in leveraged finance and non-investment grade debt securities. The firm is based in New York with additional offices in London and Washington, D.C.
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.
Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, Fitch Solutions, Fitch Learning and Sustainable Fitch. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.
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John Laing is an international originator, active investor, and manager of infrastructure projects. John Laing has invested in more than 150 projects, including delivering major transportation, social and environmental infrastructure projects procured under public-private-partnership (P3) programs across a range of international markets including North America, the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.
Some of our notable North American P3 projects include Denver Eagle (Colorado), I-77 HOT Lanes (North Carolina), Transform 66 (Virginia), I-75 (Michigan), MBTA Automated Fare Collection (Massachusetts), I-4 Ultimate (Florida) and Hurontario LRT (Ontario).
Mazars is a global tax and accounting advisory firm with 30,000 professionals, in 300+ offices, and a presence in 90+ countries. The firm works with clients in a variety of industries ranging from Fashion, Manufacturing and Distribution, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Food and Beverage, and Energy and Infrastructure.
The Energy, Infrastructure & Environment practice at Mazars works with a wide range of clients including project developers, sponsors, financiers and lenders, funds, government agencies, utilities and advisors. We have deep sector expertise across all asset classes, including renewables: battery storage, hydrogen, solar, wind, hydro, and infrastructure: telecoms, social and higher ed, airports, transportation, mining, loil and gas, and more. Our comprehensive service suite includes: Financial Modeling, Model Audit (#1 Model Auditor Globally), Public & Private Training Courses, Tax & Accounting Advisory, Valuations, Transaction Support & Due Diligence, as well as Sustainability & ESG consulting.
Moody’s Investors Service (MIS) is a leading global provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. A rating from Moody’s enables issuers to create timely, go-to-market debt strategies with the ability to capture wider investor focus and provides investors with a comprehensive view of global debt markets through our credit ratings and research. Moody’s trusted insights can help decision-makers navigate the safest path through turmoil and market volatility.
Winston & Strawn LLP is well regarded for its deep and broad experience working on infrastructure transactions, including several award-winning deals and projects. Our practitioners have led on many of the sector’s most complex projects, within aggressive time frames, while employing inventive solutions to help manage risk. Our clients—which include project developers and sponsors, lenders and investors, project owners and operators, governments and their agencies, and other project counterparties—consistently rely on our practitioners’ innovative thinking and deep understanding of the market standards and commercial factors that impact all aspects of infrastructure projects.
Young Professionals in Infrastructure, LLC was started in 2016 by its 6 founding members, Ashurst LLP, CIBC, Ernst & Young, John Laing, InstarAGF and Meridiam.
The mission of Young Professionals in Infrastructure (YPI) is to facilitate meaningful relationships among professionals in the infrastructure sector in order to increase knowledge transfer and best practices within the industry and encourage continued growth of alternative procurement models for the development of critical infrastructure projects in the United States.
Networking, mentoring and career development, knowledge sharing across disciplines, and advocacy of public-private partnership financing and other methods of efficient procurement of infrastructure projects, will be among the ways in which the organization will accomplish its mission.
YPI will seek to cultivate a network of current and future leaders in infrastructure development across the US with a focus on bringing together young professionals between the public and private sectors. YPI plans to hold at least two events annually, along with other more frequent, but more casual events for its members each year. These events will help facilitate opportunities for members to build collaborative and lasting relationships and to promote knowledge sharing across disciplines and organizations.
In addition to strengthening its own members through career development opportunities, YPI believes it is necessary to cultivate the future of the P3 industry by encouraging and educating the best and brightest undergraduate and graduate students interested in the infrastructure and P3 industries. By providing mentoring and career assistance to the next generation of young infrastructure professionals, YPI will help to ensure that such future professionals are better placed to drive value for the industry and our membership at an earlier stage in their careers.