We arrange, lend and offer debt financing advice to purchasers of infrastructure assets across EMEA

As Advisor and Arranger, we structure multi-currency, multi-product debt refinancing solutions for existing and prospective infrastructure clients in Europe, for example in the transport and regulated utilities sectors.

We distribute risk on a product-neutral basis into the bank, public bond and institutional markets across the globe from the US to Asia working closely with colleagues in NatWest Markets.

We also provide acquisition financing advice and use of NatWest balance sheet to lead and underwrite lending to support key sponsor clients on infrastructure related M&A activity.

Our deals include public and private debt capital market issuances, structured and unsecured instruments, rated and unrated, investment grade and non-investment grade, and derivative products.

In the first 8 months of 2021 we helped customers raise £4.8 billion through 23 transactions across 8 countries.

Why NatWest?

We have a strong track record of introducing a broad range of investors to our customers and successfully structuring complex deals, for which we have gained a positive reputation in the market for our expertise and insights into the key strategic areas for many of the world’s largest infrastructure investors.

We provide a one-stop shop for all debt related solutions our customers need including ratings, structuring, credit positioning and distribution strategy across debt markets.

Our broad skillset across debt products (loans, bonds, private placements and derivatives) allows us to offer our customers funding solutions on a product-neutral basis.

In the first 8 months of 2021, we helped customers issue 3 public bonds raising £1.5bn and issued 1 Private Placement raising over £0.2bn.

The team has played an important role in supporting our customers through the CV19 pandemic helping them access the CCFF and CLBILS programmes. In addition, the team has deployed over £200m in new CV-19 liquidity support to our client base.

Our No.1 Risk Solutions and Sterling Bond franchise* and No.1 International US Private Placement franchise** help explain our continued dominance in infrastructure.

We are at the forefront of ESG bond & private placement issuances in the UK infrastructure sector, to support our clients’ sustainable ambitions and NatWest’s Climate Finance target.

Our areas of expertise

  • All infrastructure financing activities, both event driven and ongoing refinancing activity (lending, advisory, underwriting, bond debt capital markets and private placements)
  • Ratings advisory and structuring
  • Infrastructure fund coverage
  • In-house modelling expertise

Finance is subject to status. Security may be required. Product fees may apply.

IFR’s Risk Solutions and Sterling Bond House of the Year 2020

*Source: IFR, 2021

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#1 International US Private Placement franchise

**Source: Global Capital, 2021

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Contact us

To discuss your business requirements and how NatWest could support you, contact us today:

Jamie Doyle - Co-Head of Infrastructure

Joe Taylor - Co-Head of Infrastructure