Privatization of Public Infrastructure: a social model

Themes: Capacity Development | Economic Growth| Environmental Sustainability| Gender Equity| Governance| Private Sector Development | Social Development

Guinness Gallagher's team of commercial, legal, energy and indigenous peoples’ experts facilitated and undertook the commercial bid for the acquisition of a state-owned hydropower station by a consortium comprised of private sector energy companies and the indigenous landowners with potential rights and interests in both the land underlying the hydropower station and the water rights to the water feeding the station.

The bid management and due diligence for the acquisition of the surplus state-owned hydropower station involved our team bringing together the indigenous landowners and private sector energy operators and retail distributors, managing the relationship, undertaking both external and internal communication and stakeholder management, including local and central government and overseeing the final bidding documents.

The themes and sectors covered by this project were as follows: -

Theme Sub-Theme
Capacity Development - Client relations, network and partnership development
Economic Growth - Developing rural areas
Environmental Sustainability - Eco-efficiency
  - Natural resource conservation
Governance - Civil society
Private Sector Development - Private sector investment
  - Privatization
Social Development - Indigenous people
Sector Sub-Sector
Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution
  - Energy sector development and institutional reform
  - Large hydropower generation
  - Renewable energy generation - small hydro
Finance - Infrastructure finance and investment funds
Industry and Trade - Large and medium industries
Public Sector Management - Social protection initiatives