Madrid September 3rd, 2018
Columbus Infrastructure (“Columbus”) has advised RATP Dev on the international tender for the Concession of Buenos Aires (Argentina) Metro Network and Premetro.
RATP Dev, Keolis Group and local operator Metrovias, have submitted formal offers for the 12-year concession to operate the Buenos Aires metro network .
The concession consists on the operation and maintenance of the public over-ground and underground rail transport services of the City of Buenos Aires (SUBTE) for a period of 12 years with a potential extension for 3 additional years. The metro comprises six lines totalling 55km plus a 7.4km pre-metro LRT line.
The Buenos Aires contract is potentially worth about $3.5bn over 12 years.
Columbus has acted as transaction advisor and bid manager for RATP Dev during the tender process, identifying key risks and advising the Client on strategic tender decisions, financial modelling and valuation, advisors & stakeholder’s management, contracts negotiation and value creation throughout the concession period.
Alongside Columbus, Baker&McKenzie acted as legal advisor and Ernst&Young as tax advisor.
About RATP Dev
RATP Dev designs, deploys, and manages every part of the mobility chain from operations to service and maintenance, provideing customized solutions that have redefined the urban landscape and mobility, making traveling more enjoyable. RATP Dev is part of RATP the transportation operator for Paris and the surrounding region.With over 12 million trips a day it is one of the densest and most multi-modal transportation systems in the world.
About Columbus Infrastructure
With representation in Madrid, Santiago de Chile and Bogotá, Columbus is an investment advisory firm focused on global mid-market infrastructure transactions as well as infrastructure asset management. Columbus provides bid management services as well as independent advice on domestic and cross-border mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances and valuations.