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Project: Infrastructure Private Equity Sourcing Project

Project Overview: Our client, a leading player in the infrastructure private equity space, seeks an experienced Independent Advisor to execute a sourcing project. The project aims to identify potential assets across Europe that align with their risk-based definition of infrastructure. As the industry faces challenges in PE monetizations, this project offers an opportunity to explore pre-emptive offers for assets that fit the infra criteria.

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Project: Infrastructure Private Equity Sourcing Project

Position: Strategy Consultant or Corporate Finance Advisor

Project Duration: 8 weeks (broken down into 2 phases)

Project Overview: Our client, a leading player in the infrastructure private equity space, seeks an experienced Independent Advisor to execute a sourcing project. The project aims to identify potential assets across Europe that align with their risk-based definition of infrastructure. As the industry faces challenges in PE monetizations, this project offers an opportunity to explore pre-emptive offers for assets that fit the infra criteria.Client’s Criteria for Infrastructure Assets:

  • Resilience through Cycles: Assets that demonstrate stability and withstand economic fluctuations.
  • Inflation Pass-Through: Ability to adjust pricing to account for inflation.
  • Limited Inflationary and Commodity Exposure: Minimized exposure to inflation and commodity price fluctuations in operating expenses (unless contractually passed through).
  • Contracted Assets Preferred: While not mandatory, contracted assets are desirable (e.g., education sector).
  • Hard Asset Ownership: Preference for businesses with significant hard asset ownership (e.g., real estate ownership by schools).
  • Essential Service Providers: Businesses delivering essential services.

Project Scope:

  • Conduct a thorough screening of large private equity/core private equity portfolios across Europe.
  • Identify assets that align with the client’s infrastructure definition.
  • Evaluate potential exit strategies beyond traditional re-rates to infra cost of capital.
  • Assess opportunities for pre-emptive offers based on lower IRR valuations.

Requirements:

  • Experience: Senior-level expertise in infrastructure private equity.
  • Industry Understanding: Familiarity with the nuances of infrastructure assets.
  • Analytical Skills: Ability to evaluate portfolios and identify suitable assets.
  • Project Management: Dedication to a focused and dedicated project approach.

Location:

  • London (remote)

Details

Activity: Corporate Finance Advisor, Strategy Consultant

Sector: Edtech, Generalist, Education, Business Services

Skills: Corporate Finance, Consulting, Mergers and¬†Acquisitions

Years of Experience: 5-9 years, 10-14 years, 15+ years, 0-4 years

Region: UK