IPFA UK: London: Is Brown the New Green? The Rise of European Brownfield Infrastructure M&A and Financing – keeping the market busy
Whilst Government’s across Europe remain supportive of new investment in infrastructure, the pipeline of investable greenfield development projects looks low. With record levels of investor allocations heading towards the infrastructure sector, finding deals to reduce “dry powder“ is critical to infrastructure investors/funds.
Over the past 5 years, whilst the greenfield deal flow has reduced, the level of Brownfield M&A activity has increased, flexing the definition of “Infrastructure”, creating new sub-categories of investment attracting ultra-low stable returns.
Will this trend continue? What is the future of greenfield infrastructure? Can M&A activity continue at these levels with a combination of competitive debt pricing, large amounts of dry powder and high asset valuations. Will the infrastructure M&A market adapt to new sub-categorises of infrastructure embracing new technologies within the sector such as data centres, broadband and battery storage?
5.30pm Welcome and Introduction
Mark Richards, Partner - Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Finance, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
5.35pm Panel Discussion
Moderator: Mark Richards, Partner, BCLP LLP
Andy Matthews, Greenfield Director, InfraCapital
Andy Freeman, Managing Director, DIF
Philip Hyman, Director, DC Advisory
Michela Bariletti, Senior Director, Analytical Manager, Infrastructure Ratings, S&P Global
Lee Mellor, Partner, Ancala
Question & Answer Session
6.35pm Closing Remarks from hosts
6.45pm IPFA Update
6.55pm Networking Drinks Reception kindly hosted by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
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