Financing Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure, Transportation, Energy and Redevelopment Projects

Traditional and Alternative Financing Structures; Allocation of Risk and Return on Investment

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will guide counsel in structuring financing for various public-private partnership (PPP or P3) projects, including traditional and alternative financing, private activity and tax-exempt bonds, and governmental funds such as TIFIA. The panel will explain risk allocation measures to ensure successful financing and discuss recent legislative, regulatory and case law developments impacting PPPs and financing.


As governments confront increasing budget constraints, competing funding priorities, and crumbling infrastructure, Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) are a critical new tool for infrastructure development to consider. P3 deals involve complex risk-sharing arrangements and financing techniques, which require sophisticated transaction structures.

Counsel and advisors must carefully navigate and support their clients on the various types of P3 transactions, from brownfield asset monetizations to greenfield projects backed by availability payments and everything in between.

Several key risks must be considered, allocated and managed to ensure successful financing of P3 projects. Practitioners must leverage risk mitigation products and strategies for project sponsors, lenders and governments, including performance security packages, hedging and futures contracts, insurance and similar products.

Listen as our authoritative panel of project finance practitioners discusses considerations for structuring financing for P3 projects, from traditional to alternative financing, private activity and tax-exempt bonds, and sources of governmental credit programs such as TIFIA. The panel will address risk allocation measures to protect return on investment as well as recent legislative, regulatory and case law developments that impact P3s.



  1. Benefits of P3
  2. P3 transaction structures
    1. Design-Build
    2. Design-Build-Finance
    3. Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain
    4. Availability Payments
    5. User Fees
  3. P3 Financing Structures
    1. Traditional bank financing
    2. Private activity and other tax-exempt bonds
    3. Private Placements
    4. Equity financing
    5. Mezzanine financing
    6. TIFIA and WIFIA
  4. Risk allocation measures for successful financing
  5. Recent legal and regulatory developments impacting PPPs and financing


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • How does funding differ from financing?
  • How are governments finding new means of funding infrastructure improvements?
  • What are current trends for financing P3 projects in 2018?
  • What are the primary roles of public entities as partners in the finance structure?
  • What are the risks and mitigating factors associated with the various financing models?


Rogers, David
David A. Rogers

Senior Partner
Frost Brown Todd

Mr. Rogers is National chair of the firm's Public and Project Finance service team. He is President of the FBT...  |  Read More

Mulvihill, Thomas
Thomas M. Mulvihill
Managing Director and Group Head of Infrastructure Finance and Public-Private Partnerships
KeyBanc Capital Markets

Mr. Mulvihill has more than 20 years of U.S. Capital Markets experience from both public and project finance. His...  |  Read More

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