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Re-structuring reflects growing demand for services worldwide.

Currie & Brown, the global asset management consultancy, is re-organising its delivery of public procurement project services in response to growing demand in its key markets.

Publicly-financed procurement programmes have grown in popularity in key markets across Continental Europe, India, Latin America and the Middle East.

Currie & Brown has won significant contracts in each area during recent months, and is a market leader in some of these territories.

Increasing market demand means that in future all PPP-related activities outside the UK will be managed from various hubs. These include:

- A Dubai hub for the Middle East, the Gulf and India;
- A Paris hub for Western Continental Europe (including France, Spain, Greece, Cyprus and Portugal);
- The Americas (including the US, Canada, Central and South America) will be managed from Currie & Brown’s US headquarters at Princeton, NJ.

The company’s arrangements for the UK remain unchanged.

“This re-organisation will enable Currie & Brown to take a broad view of project delivery, and also of new business development, in each of these key regions,” explained group chief executive officer Euan McEwan.

“The UK can lay claim to be the home of PPP, having originally embraced the Private Finance Initiative as a means of procuring major public projects in partnership with the private sector.

"The method of procurement has changed in line with new thinking at Government level, but the principles have been adopted in many key regions, including Europe, the Americas, Middle East and India," added Euan McEwan.

"We have to maintain and build upon our competitive position in each of these markets, having established a strong and sustainable record as the adviser of choice to many government and private sector operators."

Currie & Brown's activities in the UK sector remain very strong. Recently the company won two significant contracts within the Government’s Building Schools for the Future programme, which is the principal means of providing new and refurbished secondary school facilities across England.

The company has recorded key contract wins in Latin America, Western Europe and the Gulf during recent months.


Notes to Editors:

Recent PPP-type contract wins by Currie & Brown include:

1. Appointment by the Mexican Government to act as their sole international advisors for the development of the country’s PPP Healthcare Infrastructure Plan, launched by the Fox's administration and supported by President Calderon’s new administration. The appointment means that Currie & Brown will provide consultancy and management services to the Ministry of Health in reference to the tendering all the PPP projects that make up Mexico’s five year strategic plan.

2. Appointment by GPD Investments LLC to provide project and cost management services on two prestigious developments in Dubai. The International City development will cover 800 hectares in the heart of Dubai, providing a mix of one and two bedroom apartments that will accommodate over 60,000 residents. Currie and Brown will manage construction of six storey buildings on 7 plots owned by GDP Investments LLC. The total value of the project is around AED 200 million.

3. Currie & Brown's London-based international consultancy team has been appointed as technical adviser for the "A2" highways project in Spain, by funders MLA Société Générale. The €230 million PPP project covers a 110 km stretch of motorway between Calatayud and Alfajarin in Zaragoza, as well as the operation, maintenance and infrastructure replacement programme over the next 19 years.

4. Awarded a prestigious contract from Halton Borough Council to provide technical advice and cost consultancy services on its £100m Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. The £100m project will see up to 8 secondary schools, three special schools and two pupil referral units either replaced or refurbished by the end of 2013. Currie & Brown’s BSF team has also won a similar contract for Nottinghamshire County Council's £150m programme in a former rural coalfield area.

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