Funds and asset management transactional advisory

Project investments are not passive assets. Project asset and fund managers must have confidence that the operational and financial management of a project is delivering its full potential financial returns. Mazars’ Project Finance Team is able to provide you with a range of services tailored to assist you with managing your portfolio, as well as support you on transactions involving sale or acquisition of infrastructure assets.

Our work within the infrastructure sector has enabled us to expand our services to clients outside the UK and support clients in Europe, Middle East and Asia.

We work with prominent asset managers and listed and unlisted infrastructure funds providing a full range of services throughout the project lifecycle:

Infrastructure operational support

When multiple assets are owned and controlled by a single financial investor, there are a number of enhancements that can be considered across a portfolio in order to increase shareholder returns and maximise year on year cash flow. The enhancements can be roughly grouped into finance, operations, and tax and accounting.

Infrastructure model build

With a team of over 25 dedicated financial modelling professionals we are a recognised as a centre of excellence for financial model build. The strength and success of our team has been built on our capability, our capacity and the ability to integrate the expertise of our wider team.

Infrastructure model audit

Since launching our “fresh approach” in 2007 we have undertaken over 500 model audits across the globe with a combined capital value in excess of £15 billion and we are now recognised as a leading provider of model audit services. We believe this growth reflects our success in meeting client requirements for a robust, commercially focussed and technically informed model audit opinion.

Infrastructure valuations

Mazars’ typical methodology of a model assessment and market analysis for discount rates allows us to give you the best service. Our valuation principles are based on a discounted cash flow methodology. We derive and apply a benchmarked discount rate to the cash flow expected to arise from each such asset. As Valuation Agent we advise listed and unlisted UK infrastructure funds.

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