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McKinsey Capital Project Ventures

We partner with project owners and investors to pair capital with commercially viable infrastructure projects.

We bring a unique combination of project-development and financing expertise, relationships with key stakeholders, and proprietary tools and data that enable us to serve as trusted partners to governments and investors. Our project-development work is focused on helping to bridge the current gap between infrastructure investment and needs by convening the right parties and working collaboratively to establish viable, bankable infrastructure projects that investors can be confident in.

What we do

We use several flexible models to help our clients match projects to financing and develop projects and pipelines, including establishing partnership models with our clients. These unique approaches enables us to provide advisory services in the form of equity to relieve development-stage, cash-flow pressure, and truly align our economic incentives.

We partner throughout the entire process of infrastructure-project development, including:

  • Sourcing projects. We conduct analyses of subsectors and geographies of interest and develop bespoke and nonpublic brownfield and greenfield-development opportunities to help our clients source opportunities, identify, and develop projects.
  • Developing the project plan. We define a clear value proposition for the project and craft the commercial and development plan for various stakeholders. 
  • Mapping investors. We identify potential investors, facilitate introductions, and develop the information or materials to support investor engagement. 
  • Providing strategic end-to-end support. We provide a wide range of support throughout the project-development phase, including due diligence, development and management of a business plan, establishment of a project-management-office function to support development and management of third-party contractors, and conduct risk assessments.
  • Optimizing and accelerating projects. Through our functional expertise across all aspects of capital projects and operations, we offer both targeted initiatives and broad, long-term support to optimize project spend and operations, prioritize projects and investments across a project portfolio and accelerate delivery by working alongside our clients, building the capabilities of client teams and also serving as project managers. 

FEATURED EXPERTS

Robert Palter

Senior Partner, Toronto

Stefano Napoletano

Senior Partner, Milan

Alastair Green

Partner, Washington DC

Aaron Bielenberg

Expert Associate Principal, Washington DC

FEATURED CAPABILITIES

Relevant McKinsey frameworks and proprietary tools include:

Infrastructure Projects Analytics Tool

The tool tracks up to 60 characteristics of more than 100,000 projects worldwide by geography and sector and gives visibility... to early-stage projects, prefinancing, and tendering.

McKinsey Infrastructure Diagnostic

An algorithm-based pipeline-assessment tool that helps project owners and potential investors evaluate the regulatory and financial... environment.

FEATURED INSIGHTS

Executive Briefing - McKinsey Global Institute

Bridging infrastructure gaps: Has the world made progress?

– Despite increased spending and pockets of progress, infrastructure investment gaps remain.
Article

The next generation of infrastructure

– Sustainable projects will add trillions to the world’s infrastructure costs. Our report finds that private-sector investors must look at new ways to fill the gap.

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McKinsey Major Project Delivery

Our work on more than $1.2 trillion in capital projects over the last decade has generated significant and lasting value for clients worldwide.