Infrastructure financing

Building a prosperous and sustainable future

The UK's offer

  • Access deep capital pools and a global investor base
  • Participate in a huge pipeline of investment with £600bn earmarked for infrastructure investment over the next decade
  • Tap the expertise of the world's leading speciality risk insurance market
  • Benefit from the UK's strong regulatory, legal and business environment
  • Access the specialist advisory services to support infrastructure financing

Financing global ambition

The UK offers deep capital pools, a global investor base, and the world's leading speciality risk insurance markets. Supported by legal and other advisory services, its mature and diverse financial ecosystem is a global hub for major infrastructure financing. Many of the world’s leading infrastructure advisory services firms are based in London, including financing, procurement, project development, accounting, tax, mergers and acquisitions, regulation, and risk management.

The London Stock Exchange has growing expertise in the provision of the green finance that is reshaping the infrastructure investment landscape. It is the home market for over 480 infrastructure related companies with significant operations in more than 65 different countries. 37 'green companies' have raised $7.7 billion on the London Stock Exchange, including 13 renewable investment funds. In the domestic market, the UK government has committed to investing between 1.0% and 1.2% of public spending on economic infrastructure to 2050.

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A global infrastructure hub

In 2017, the UK accounted for 10.7% of the global project bonds market, second only to the US.

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A culture of innovation

With a reputation for innovation and collaboration, the UK is perfectly placed to develop the innovative solutions needed for ambitious development worldwide: from the sophisticated insurance solutions offered by the world's largest specialty risk market, to the 'greening' of the far-reaching Belt and Road Initiative through sustainable finance leadership. 

Expertise and capability

The base for 2 of the top 15 international infrastructure engineering and design companies: ARUP and Mott MacDonald

Expertise and capability

Insurance for any project

Lloyd’s, the world’s biggest specialist insurance and reinsurance market, has a unique capacity to reinsure risks of big infrastructure projects anywhere in the world

Insurance for any project

A growth market

It is estimated that $4.5 trillion of global annual infrastructure investment is currently needed, and this will grow significantly over the next decade. 

A growth market

480

London Stock Exchange

The London Stock Exchange is the home market for over 480 infrastructure related companies

£47.9bn

Infrastructure spending

£47.9bn of domestic infrastructure spending is planned each year to 2020

8%

of global infrastructure financing

was generated through the UK in 2016

#2

for assets under management

only the US has more

"A lot of infrastructure projects get financed in London so it is a natural home for us."

Nandita Sahgal Tully, Managing Director, Merchant Banking ThomasLloyd

"In the age that we are in, your base could in effect be anywhere for a digital business. But in terms of the stature that comes from being positioned where we are, the connections that are available and the way that we can bring the teams that we work with in and out of this venue, our current location is ideal."

Dan Garrity, Marketing Manager Estates and Infrastructure Exchange

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Estates and Infrastructure Exchange: 'Everyone being in the room together makes a huge difference'

Estates and Infrastructure Exchange: 'Everyone being in the room together makes a huge difference'

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ThomasLloyd: 'A lot of infrastructure projects get financed in London so it is a natural location for us'

ThomasLloyd: 'A lot of infrastructure projects get financed in London so it is a natural location for us'

Everything you need

We have a global outlook, which means we understand your business needs. The depth and breadth of our offer mean unparalleled opportunities for you to grow. Innovation is what we do - creating an inspirational ecosystem where you can thrive. 

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