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Brett Forbes
 Forbes Brett

Position: Managing Director
Company: ING Wholesale Banking
Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Finance


Brett joined ING in September 2007 after 11 years at Commerzbank, where he was Head of Transport & PPP. His first major assignment at ING was working on the EUR 1 billion Hungarian M6 Phase III. Motorway, which was closed successfully in November 2007. While at Commerzbank, Brett led a number of pathfinder advisory and MLA roles in Germany, Hungary, Poland and the UK. Prior to joining Commerzbank, Brett worked for Westpac Banking Corporation for 8 years in London and Sydney in a number of roles including credit risk, origination and execution of leveraged and project financings as well as loan restructurings. Brett started his career at KPMG in New Zealand, where he provided accounting and tax services to small/medium sized clients as well as undertaking various corporate acquisition, business sale and insolvency assignments.

Selected highlights of experience include:

Current Advising the Hungarian Government on the procurement of the M6 Phase II. Motorway.
CurrentAdvising the Czech Government on the procurement of the D3 Motorway.
2007Advising the Hungarian Government on the procurement of the EUR 1 billion M6 Phase III. Motorway.
2007Lead role arranging EUR 100 m. financing for Bilfinger Berger concerning Germany's first prison PPP financing (Prison Burg).
2006Underwriting GBP 900 m. of Senior and Junior Debt Facilities for Ferrovial's acquisition of BAA plc.
2006Underwriting USD 400 m. of Senior Debt Facilities for Dubai Ports' acquisition of P&O. 


Advising the Scottish Executive on the re-nationalisation of Skye Bridge.
Advising NCC/Strabag/Kulczyk and EGIS on the conversion of the Polish A2 Motorway Concession from real tolls into shadow tolls. 
Lead role arranging EUR 411 m. of financing for Bilfinger Berger/Porr concerning the M6 Motorway Phase I., Hungary
Various other PPP advisory and lending roles covering UK accommodation, hospitals, motorways and schools.

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