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Matthew Allen

Partner

Matthew has over 9 years of experience of the infrastructure sector. He has acted as a financial advisor, a joint lead arranger and bookrunner and a legal advisor on infrastructure projects which gives him a unique perspective and insight into how to structure a project to bring it to a successful conclusion.

Matthew has specialized in PPP across all sectors from roads, parking and airports to the healthcare and education sectors, both in the UK, Europe and North America.

Prior to joining Rock Infrastructure in September 2011, Matthew worked as a Vice President in the Royal Bank of Scotland’s infrastructure finance group (in New York) and was an Associate in DLA Piper’s commercial and projects team (in London).

Notable transactions

  • Southeast Stoney Trail PPP – Financial advisor to the winning Acciona/SNC Lavalin consortium on the C$769m Southeast Stoney Trail PPP project, which involved the construction of part of the ring road around Calgary, Alberta
  • Chicago Parking Meters– Joint Lead Arranger to the winning consortium in the $1.15bn 75 year concession of the City of Chicago’s parking meters
  • Pennsylvania Turnpike – Joint Lead Arranger and Joint Bookrunner on the financing arranged in support of Citi Infrastructure Investors’ and Abertis’ winning $12.8bn bid for the Pennsylvania Turnpike concession
  • Jackson Airport Parkway - Advised a bidder on the Jackson Airport Parkway greenfield toll road project in Mississippi
  • Northwest Parkway – Joint Lead Arranger and Sole Bookrunner on the financing arranged in connection with Brisa’s acquisition of the Northwest Parkway toll road in Denver, Colorado. The deal was voted North American Transport Deal of the Year 2007 by Project Finance magazine
  • M25 DBFO - Legal advisor to the funders supporting Ferrovial’s and Laing O”Rourke’s bid for the M25 DBFO project, the largest DBFO road project to date
  • Taunton Oncology PFI – Legal advisor to Innisfree, the project’s sponsors, in this groundbreaking transaction that was the first healthcare PFI project where medical equipment risk was not ring-fenced
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