Andrew specializes in technical due diligence, project procurement, and best practice review. He has extensive experience in advising national governments and private sector clients globally on large infrastructure transactions. These have included due diligence on asset acquisition and divestment, asset monetization, and project procurement. A Chartered Civil Engineer by profession, he has a detailed understanding of the technical aspects of transactions which complements his extensive commercial knowledge and experience.
His technical due diligence experience on brownfield projects includes serving as the buy side or sell side advisor for confidential clients on multiple transactions comprising large transport and social infrastructure assets in Europe, the Americas, and Africa. Clients include sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, and concession operators. Recent transactions include assets in South Africa, Chile, and the United States. He has acted for lenders and equity on a variety of greenfield transactions, including the Education Funding Agency’s Priority School Building Programme Northeast Schools, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, and the Three High Schools (Scottish Borders Schools) private finance initiative (PFI) projects in the UK; the Highway 61 Project 5 and Highway 460 in the United States; and the Toronto Air Rail Link and the Highway 407 Eastern Extension in Canada.
He has also worked on all stages of project development from feasibility to operation. His commercial and procurement advice includes public-private partnerships (PPP), design & build (D&B) and partnering procurements under a variety of contract forms and award procedures in various jurisdictions worldwide. Most recently, he worked with the International Finance Corporation, the transaction arm of the World Bank, advising the national governments of the Lao PDR and Philippines on toll road concessions and with the Welsh government on the A465 Sections 5 and 6 PPP.
Special assignments include an audit of Bulgarian roads for the European Commission; an 18 month secondment to the Scottish government advising on the hub program which is now delivering over £2 billion of social infrastructure through public/private joint venture companies; and a best practice review of the Scottish government capital programs for Audit Scotland.