Global Infrastructure & Real Estate

Paving the way to a competitive advantage.

Ankura’s global infrastructure and real estate (GIRE) experts advise global enterprises, sovereign entities, financial institutions, governments, investors, and family offices on infrastructure and real estate projects, opportunities, and transactions. With a successful track record assisting clients with US, international, and cross border transactions, our team blends investment banking, project management and consulting expertise to provide our clients with effective solutions and a competitive advantage.

We have extensive experience with all classes of infrastructure as well as public and private real estate, and bring a track record of success in originating and creating new enterprise value for global businesses with operating assets or investment portfolios. We work with private and public stakeholders to enhance value in large scale infrastructure projects, master planned developments, public-private partnerships, real estate portfolios, and operating companies through a structured, implementable strategy, producing exponential enterprise and social value when public and private stakeholder goals are understood and aligned.

We are disciplined and focused in our approach. Our ability to provide complete feasibility studies and comprehensive analytics combined with our understanding of capital markets allow us to deliver high quality independent advice to guide and improve our client’s decision making. With our histories as trusted advisors, Ankura’s GIRE professionals are uniquely positioned to create and execute operating and investment strategies for companies and projects with investment potential.

We provide the following solutions to our clients:

  • Infrastructure and Real Estate Investment and Operations

    We work with our clients to develop and implement financially bankable and investable programs with strong bottom line returns. We create projects with sustainable revenue streams that enhance enterprise value, minimize risk and satisfy both public and private stakeholders. We identify, quantify, and align strategic and economic value in complex infrastructure and real estate portfolios, operating companies, and investments. We are experts at quantifying value and developing strategies that makes sense in today’s global public and private markets. Expertise includes:

    • Asset & transaction origination
    • Portfolio optimization
    • Operation and management solutions
    • Investment strategies – power and energy, transportation, resources, social infrastructure, real estate assets, and public-private partnership assets
    • Development strategies – master planned developments, New Cities, infrastructure platforms and systems
    • Analytics – underwriting, due diligence, feasibility, and economic analysis
  • Transaction Advisory and Execution Services

    Ankura’s GIRE experts act as independent advisors to develop, model, and sensitize creative capital structures providing clients with optimal solutions and flexibilities to meet their needs. Because of our independence, we are agnostic to the type of financing instrument resulting in our solutions encompassing the optimal combination of debt and equity, private placements, strategic partnerships, public private partnerships, securitizations, incentives, and structured finance. Our services include:

    • Due diligence, data analytics, and financial modeling
    • Private debt and equity solutions
    • Strategic and public-private partnerships
    • Structured finance strategies and project financing
    • Merger, acquisition, and divestiture advice
    • Cross border capitalization strategies
    • Global market entry
  • Implementation, Management, and Sustainability Services

    We provide project and entity level management solutions that enhance overall strategic and financial objectives; align cost and efficiency; and implement sustainable enterprise and social initiatives. Our offerings include:

    • Project management oversight
    • Operation and performance models
    • Business process improvement strategies
    • Interim management services
    • Change and transition management