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Nick English


Nick has worked in the infrastructure sector since the mid 1990s when he was part of the team that privatised the UK’s rolling stock leasing companies.  Since then he has focused in the transport and equipment sectors acting as financial advisor, arranger and financial equity sponsor.  He has acted on behalf of both the public and private sectors which has given him vital insights into the important issues such as value for money and deliverability.

Prior to joining Rock Infrastructure in August 2012 he was at Amber Infrastructure, (manager and advisor to a number of infrastructure funds, including International Public Partnerships, “INPP”), Babcock & Brown, Societe Generale and Hambros Bank.

Notable Transactions

Privatisation of UK’s rolling stock leasing companies – Financial Advisor to the UK Department of Transport

UK shadow toll road DBFO – Financial Advisor to the UK Highways Agency Tranche 2 and M40 DBFO schemes

Portugese shadow toll DBFO programme – Joint Financial Advisor to the Portugese Road Agency

UK Ministry of Defence helicopter simulator training facility – Financial Advisor to the winning consortium, CAE, Serco and HSBC

UK Ministry of Defence Field Electrical Power supplies – Financial Advisor to Rolls Royce, winning bidder

UK Ministry of Defence Construction vehicles – Financial Advisor to the winning consortium of Amey and Lex

South Hants and Nottingham light rail schemes – Financial Advisor to Siemens

Intercity Express Procurement, UK rolling stock concession – Equity investor/sponsor on behalf of Babcock & Brown and Financial Advisor to consortium of Siemens, Bombardier, Angel Trains and Babcock & Brown

Thameslink UK rolling stock performance based lease– Commercial advisor and equity investor/sponsor on behalf of INPP in the Bombardier led consortium

Diabolo Northern rail infrastructure PPP – Equity investor/sponsor and joint Financial Advisor to the first PPP in Belgium

Gold Coast light rail PPP – Provision of Financial Equity on behalf of INPP in this availability based PPP

UK school PFIs – acquisition of UK government interests in the Building Schools for the Future programme on behalf of INPP and acquisition of Carillion’s direct interests in this programme.



Nick English