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Fitch Ratings to Showcase Public-Private Partnerships and Availability-Based Projects Webinar

November 18, 2014

Contact: Emma Griffith, Director, Global Infrastructure and Project Finance Group
(212) 908-9124

Join Fitch Ratings on December 4th at 1:00pm EST for a webinar focused on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and Availability-based projects. This is Fitch's second webinar in a series focused on Global Infrastructure and Project Finance.  

Long used as a way to transfer rights and responsibilities to the private sector, PPP projects have an established presence in many countries such as Australia, Canada, Chile, Spain, France and the U.K., and a growing presence in the U.S.

Fitch has established a leadership position in evaluating and rating availability-based transactions. Saavan Gatfield and Scott Zuchorski, senior analysts on Fitch’s Global Infrastructure and Project Finance team, will lead a lively and insightful discussion on  the key concepts central to this financing mechanism including; operations, maintenance and lifecycle costs as well as Fitch’s cross-sectoral approach when evaluating appropriation risk.

Saavan and Scott will discuss specific examples of recently completed PPP transactions including the Goethals Bridge replacement project and the I-69 Development Partners project.

The webinar will be highly interactive - please feel free to submit pertinent questions or comments prior to the event to the contacts listed below. Your feedback will ensure that this webinar proves to be as interactive and informative as possible. Additionally, we have posted our Rating Criteria for Availability-Based Projects on our website for your review.

Click here to register.

For more information and to submit questions, please contact either Danielle Riles at 212-908-0756 or or Rick Kahn at 212-612-7872 or

As a reminder, each Global Infrastructure and Project Finance webinar event begins at 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time. To participate, please check your local time zone for the actual presentation time in your area. For your convenience, the webinar will be available for replay at

REGISTER for Upcoming Webinars:

February 12th: Understanding Completion Risk with Project Finance
April 16th: Evaluation Demand Risk for Projects
June 4th: Sports-related Financings and Projects
August 6th: Renewable Energy Review

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