Private Equity And Public-Private Partnerships: Potential Roles In Solving The U.S. Infrastructure Crisis

Against the backdrop of the White House’s February 2018 release of its 53-page “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America,” the prospects for public private partnerships (“P3s”) and private equity’s role in U.S. infrastructure upgrades appeared on the rise. The Legislative Outline (a self-described roadmap for Congress to “draft and pass the most comprehensive infrastructure bill in our Nation’s history”) proposed allocating $200 billion of federal spending to new infrastructure projects over a 10-year period and recommended certain changes to streamline project permitting, consolidate required governmental approvals, and shorten project timelines, all with the goal of incentivizing private investment to help close the infrastructure investment gap.

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