We are pleased to release US infrastructure deals 2013, a look at infrastructure investment activity and trends in the US last year, as well as the outlook for 2014 and beyond. We provide data on investment deals by sector and project type, results of a new PwC survey of infrastructure investors, and expert commentary from executives at leading infrastructure funds. Our research indicates that:
- Infrastructure remains an attractive investment option, despite a dip in the number of completed deals in 2013.
- As interest in infrastructure assets keeps growing—along with capital available for investment—the competition is boosting prices, which is deterring some investors.
- The shale energy boom will continue to drive infrastructure investment in the energy and power sector, especially in terms of midstream assets.
- Public-private partnerships are slowly gaining momentum in a growing number of states, primarily for more politically palatable greenfield projects.
- Renewable energy deals proved appealing in 2013, and investors say greater certainty about continued tax incentives and a favorable regulatory environment will encourage even more activity.
US infrastructure deals 2013 provides a summary of our insights and observations. We welcome the chance to provide you with more detailed information and insights about any of the issues presented here.