NORD/LB - your competent partner for infrastructure projects
For almost 20 years, NORD/LB has participated as a financer of infrastructure projects - with a major focus on social infrastructure and especially on the sectors of accommodation, education, blue light, waste/water, street lighting as well as transportation and rolling stock.
Our specialists know the unique aspects of each of these areas, since they possess many years of local industry knowledge and comprehensive product know-how. This professional expertise, combined with a strong team approach and customer-oriented thinking and action, makes us one well versed partner in all negotiations and transactions and in developing individual financing solutions and structures.
Through effective consulting services, we offer our customers critical added value, which goes beyond the pure providing of credit. We accompany and support you from the beginning of the tender to the conclusion of the contract. Our pragmatic and flexible handling of structures and risks and our openness for new ideas enables us to often find unconventional solutions.
We look for collaboration with internationally and nationally operating infrastructure sponsors that want to work together in a confidential way on the basis of a long-term and sustainable partnership with their structuring bank. In the completed projects, we can look back on great customer satisfaction - a confirmation of our strengths and our philosophy. Only the success of our customers is our success.
This sector includes financing structures where residential, work or storage facilities are built or managed in the interests of the public or by contract. It includes both projects in social residential housing and town halls or libraries.
This involves school and university projects. The latter are challenging in some cases since the financing of universities is not necessarily guaranteed by the public sector in many jurisdictions. This is however a requirement for public private partnership financing.
This fairly pictorial term includes the structuring of so-called blue light projects such as e.g. hospitals, police stations and fire stations. Particularly in the health market, we possess many years of expertise. NORD/LB e.g. entered the growth market of "fire departments" in Great Britain early on.
In this sector, we pursue both the public finance initiative business and public private partnership business as well as project financing such as the construction and operation of waste-to-energy power plants. The public's involvement is usually by providing trash with the simultaneous payment of a disposal fee. In this market, our expertise has distinguished itself through many years of experience and very good technical understanding so that we are able to produce tailored financing concepts for our customers at all times.
Behind this heading are PPP projects that light up our cities. Street and sign lights, traffic light systems and similar are achieved, together with the management of energy, through private investors.
In the rail sector we structure project-related financing solutions for our customers along the whole value chain, advising the public transportation authority, the manufacturer, the operating lessor and the operator. Our product expertise ranges from public-private partnership models for track construction, maintenance facilities and other rail infrastructure to asset-backed vehicle financing. We focus particularly on licence-related regional passenger rail transport.
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The infrastructure team at NORD/LB received the Silver Award in the category of “Debt Funder of the Year” at the prestigious “Partnerships Awards” in May 2015. This award acknowledges outstanding performances in the Public-Private Partnerships industry. The award is conferred every year in London, although the Silver Award category is only included in exceptional cases where there is a marginal difference between the top two entries.
The prize was not given for a single deal, but rather for the team’s overall performance. The judges emphasised in particular the financing in the French market and in the area of waste management and praised its astonishingly diverse range of successes given its relatively small team.