Putting the P’s Together – Finding the Partner and Structuring and Financing a P3 Project

When a public body does not want to increase taxes or cut services, it often considers “monetizing” an existing asset or turning to the private sector to finance a new need. These situations call out for P3 (public/private partnerships) as a solution. But often that call is hard to answer. Most critical question- How will the P3 project be financed? Looking to private sector capital raises the further question- How to attract the right private sector partner? Other questions- What are the right strategies for P3? How to implement a P3- What processes and delivery methods work best?



Daniel McRae, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Ken Portnoy, Vice President, Balfour Beatty
Charles Whatley, Director, Economic Development for DeKalb County