PwC ranked top Financial Adviser for Canadian PPP projects
Over the past four years, PwC was engaged on a leading total of six PPP deals worth close to $3 billion.

www.consultant-news.com  19.11.2008

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Canada has been ranked the top Financial Adviser - Canada Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) from 2004 to October 2008, in terms of both number of deals and dollar volume, by Project Finance magazine.

"PwC has worked on a number of important PPP projects, helping to link the public and private sectors to develop a clear and common purpose," said Rod Johnston, PwC partner and National Infrastructure & Project Finance practice leader. "This ranking is recognition that we deliver a distinctive experience for our clients and provide effective solutions to get projects completed."

Shamshad Madhok, Managing Director, PwC's Infrastructure & Project Finance practice, adds, "Despite continued difficulties in debt markets and constraints in construction capacity, the pipeline of PPP deals in Canada is growing. We look forward to continuing to meet the needs of governments, communities and investors by delivering value at the public/private interface."

Between 2004 and October 2008, PwC played an important role in helping to understand and solve the complexities involved in transactions in a number of high profile deals. Some of these include:

- Advisor to Alberta, Infrastructure & Transportation for the $650 million North East Stoney Trail road project.

- Advisor to Infrastructure Ontario for the $511 million North Bay Regional Health Centre joint redevelopment project.

- Advisor to Canada Line Rapid Transit Inc. on the $1.9 billion Canada Line (formerly Richmond Airport Vancouver Line) automated rail-based rapid transit service.

- Advisor to the Quebec Ministry of Transportation on the $500 million Highway A25, Québec's first PPP in the transportation sector.

PwC's PPP experience lies in its Infrastructure and Project Finance (IPF) practice. Organized by infrastructure and service industries, the practice is a connected global network of over 400 PPP advisors who provide personal, hands-on service. In Canada, more than 20 experienced professionals with strong industry and technical skills deliver advice through the Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver offices.