Infrastructure, government and utilities

Our deep experience helps solve the complexities of financing and delivering large-scale infrastructure projects and related services.

PwC’s Project Finance and Infrastructure M&A practice helps clients balance public sector policy objectives and private sector business needs for efficient, transparent and cost-effective solutions. We support growth within communities with our deep experience, working with sectors to solve the complexities of financing and delivering large-scale infrastructure projects and related services.

PwC leads the way in global and African infrastructure project development and financing, expertly navigating sectors including renewable energy, power and utilities, oil and gas, ports and logistics, environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) and accommodation. We partner with private equity, governments, development finance institutions and other key stakeholders to deliver project finance solutions and sector reform proposals.

We have a proven track record of developing and financing innovative, large-scale greenfield infrastructure projects, including independent power producer (IPP) projects, public private partnerships (PPPs) and similar financing structures, for government and private sector clients. We also advise on “secondary” infrastructure asset disposals and acquisitions across Africa.

Issues you may be facing

  • You need to solve the complexities of structuring and financing infrastructure projects, from fundraising to procuring partners.
  • You want to balance investors’ need for returns with the government’s requirement to demonstrate value for money and political and financial transparency.
  • When procuring, you need your bidding process to be competitive and deliver value to you.
  • When bidding, you need to access local and international funds on terms that provide you with an edge over competitors.
  • You need to analyse strategic options and structure capital optimally using robust project finance models.
  • You need to coordinate and manage other advisers and stakeholders from project development to financial close. 

How we can help you

Greenfield project finance

  • We help clients bring bankable greenfield innovative infrastructure projects to life. These projects demonstrate value for money to the public sector and attract private sector investment.

Brownfield infrastructure transactions / secondary market

  • We work on the buy-side and sell-side of secondary market infrastructure transactions. Once the project starts, we help to optimise it and restructure debt.

Infrastructure / project finance-related financial modelling

  • We create tailored financial models to support negotiations, fundraising, and key client decisions.

Infrastructure-related consulting mandates

  • Alongside our consulting colleagues, we support infrastructure-related mandates with respect to feasibility studies and early-stage public-private partnership structuring.

Diversified infrastructure expertise

  • We have an extensive energy offering, primarily in:
    • Renewable energy
    • Cogeneration
    • Thermal power
    • Green hydrogen
    • Distribution and transmission
  • Transport infrastructure (road, rail and ports)
  • Water infrastructure
  • Other infrastructure (manufacturing, accommodation, telecommunications and mining)
  • Public-private partnerships

Other offerings

Our Corporate Finance service offering includes our mergers and acquisitions and transaction sponsor teams.


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Johan Schutte

Johan Schutte

Partner, PwC South Africa

Jan Groenewald

Jan Groenewald

Africa Deals Leader, PwC South Africa