dcs advisory Experts team

transaction structuring advisory

Daniel Dean

Vienna, Austria

Victor Saltão

Atlanta, USA

Lloyd Richardson
Washington NC, USA

Paul Murphy
Washington DC, USA

Mark Moseley

London, UK

Paul Warren

Vancouver, Canada

Chris Hanson

Lewes DE, USA

Meet Our Transaction Structuring Advisory Experts Team!

Rarely is it ever a straightforward decision for a public sector project sponsor to decide on the most appropriate and most optimal transaction structure for the purpose of delivering an infrastructure project or public service.  Similarly, the decision to privatize, lease or monetize/securitize assets or public enterprises seldom clear cut.  Private sector clients proposing PPP/P3, acquisition and privatization transactions are also well-served to understand the how the recipient of their proposal may view the value proposition (as well as applicable legal and regulatory constraints).

As an element of our transaction advisory services, we offer our public and private sector clients expert analysis of a range of potential alternative transaction structures and provide advice as to the most appropriate and optimal transactional structure(s).  We take the time to understand the main objectives, legal and regulatory constraints, lender requirements as well the public policy framework and political positions with respect to a potential a PPP/P3 transaction, an acquisition/divestiture, a privatization, lease or monetization/securitization, or other relevant type of transaction.

A comparative transaction structure analysis is something that public sector leaders and policymakers should undertake early in the transaction process.  This is an element that we recommend each public sector client (or a private sector client preparing an unsolicited proposal) should include within our comprehensive transaction advisory services mandate.  This early-stage advisory work stream is also closely linked our advisory services in the areas of corporate structuring, cost-benefit studies, value-for-money analyses and feasibility studies and competitive tender structuring & management.

DCS advisors are able to provide transaction structuring advisory services on a stand-alone basis on behalf of public and private sector clients who are pursuing a PPP/P3, project financing or M&A/privatization transaction.  In certain cases, as transaction structuring advisory will be only one element of a larger project delivery program, DCS will also be providing other complementary transaction advisory services in relation to other transaction elements.  Our preference is always to provide such comprehensive transaction advisory services and coordinate all elements of the transaction, including project financing on behalf of our clients.

Under any transaction structuring advisory mandate, DCS will draw from our vast global network of veteran industry expert advisor affiliates and our relationship consultants in order to assemble the most appropriate team to match the specific needs of the transaction at hand.  This will always include leadership of DCS affiliate experts who possess decades of global public and private sector experience related to the specific sector and transaction type.  In any transaction structuring advisory service mandate, our preferred role is always to serve as the lead project/program manager.  Within this role we are also able to assist in the selection and procurement (or subcontracting) and management of other advisors, including local and international legal, tax, commercial advisors or other specialized advisors, as the specific transaction may require.  To the extent that other third-party advisors are required, there are many value added advantages of allowing DCS to assist in the procurement of these advisors.  First, DCS expert affiliates themselves possess many of the legal, commercial and technical skill sets and we are best positioned to determine which additional outside third-party skill sets are required and which firms or individuals should be hired in these roles.  Secondly, transaction structuring advisory is often very complex undertakings, requiring the management and coordination of many simultaneous workstreams.  DCS advisors are experts in project and program management services and are ideally suited to manage and coordinate a multi-dimensional advisory team most efficiently and effectively.

Complementing our transaction structure advisory services, DCS advisors offer the following complementary advisory services that may be applicable, dependent on the specific transaction situation.

DCS experts provide transaction structuring advisory services in the following sectors that we specialize in.  Please click on the below links to learn more about the sectors that we cover:

DCS experts provide comprehensive transaction structuring advisory services to the following categories of clients:

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transaction structuring advisory