Stability in volatile times

June 2012
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Stability in volatile times

At a glance

This PwC paper looks at infrastructure investment activity and trends in the US in 2010 and 2011, as well as a look ahead to the prospects for deals in 2012 and beyond.

Investors increasingly find infrastructure an appealing asset class, but hope for more US deals in 2012 and beyond

This PwC paper looks at infrastructure investment activity and trends in the US in 2010 and 2011, as well as a look ahead to the prospects for deals in 2012 and beyond. It includes data on investment deals by sector and project types, along with expert commentary from PwC and executives at some of the leading infrastructure investment funds.

Data indicates that:
  • Appetite for US infrastructure investments is growing, signaling a possible upsurge in activity after several years of slow deal flow.
  • In today’s volatile economy and financial markets, infrastructure deals are especially appealing for their relative stability. But they still require careful due diligence to evaluate the risks and rewards.
  • Power, energy, and water continue to be the most promising areas of opportunity, especially as shale gas and renewable resources reshape the US energy market.
  • Despite past problems, public-private partnerships remain of great interest to investors, who hope states and municipalities are finally ready to embrace them to replace and repair crumbling infrastructure.
Stability in volatile times provides an overview of our insights and observations about the risks and opportunities in the US infrastructure market. We welcome the chance to provide you with more detailed information and guidance about any of the issues here.