Government & Infrastructure

Using the private sector to improve public services and infrastructure provision

Reducing the reliance on governments to fund and deliver public services and infrastructure remains a critical priority across the GCC as economic transformation programs continue at pace. 

Exploring options for private sector participation (PSP) in line with best practice is a challenge for most leading government ministries, agencies and state-owned enterprises. Key scenarios where governments can improve the use of the private sector include:

  • Complex outsourcing or contracting private sector for service delivery
  • Private finance and delivery for new capital assets
  • Commercialization of services to access revenue opportunities
  • Release of value from underutilized fixed assets, such as real estate
  • Corporatization of functions or organizations
  • Privatisation, divestment or carve-out of government business units or enterprises


How we can help

As one of the GCC’s leading Government and Infrastructure (G&I) advisory teams, our G&I practitioners are deeply active in privatisation programs, from program initiation and planning, through project definition, procurement and financing.  We are also involved in lead financial advisory services on government procurement and bidder side advisory on PPP and project finance transactions.

We support the improvement of the performance of government agencies involved in public service delivery. We do this through the provision of financial and commercial advice, from commercial strategy through contracting, contract restructuring and termination. 

Our teams work with the owners of many of the region’s major infrastructure assets and government property estates, providing advisory services on asset portfolio strategies, value realization and commercialization.  We support client use asset recycling as an alternative funding strategy, and the identification and execution of investment options for private sector investors.


Our expert team provides advice on:

  • Business case and options analysis
  • Financing advice
  • Project commercial structuring
  • Procurement and bid-side support
  • Financial feasibility and modelling
  • Asset management and value release


We are active across a range of sectors including:

  • Transport / smart cities
  • Energy
  • Social infrastructure, including healthcare and education
  • National finance
  • Defense, security and justice
  • Economic transportation

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Robin Butteriss

Robin Butteriss

Partner | Corporate Finance Advisory

Robin started his career with Deloitte in 1995 in Toronto, moving to London in 1998 and then to the Middle East in 2008. Robin leads the Middle East Corporate Financial Advisory practice, which specia... More

Dorian Reece

Dorian Reece

Partner | Government & Infrastructure

Dorian is the Global Head of Airports for Deloitte and Head of Transport Advisory in the Middle East. He has over 18 years of experience in corporate finance, commercial strategy and valuation, predom... More

Toby Robinson

Toby Robinson

Director | Corporate Finance Advisory

Toby is a Director in our Corporate Finance Advisory practice, providing advice to Governments and the private sector on Private Sector Participation, Privatisation for Public Services and Infrastruct... More

Vishal Rander

Vishal Rander

Partner | Project & Infrastructure Finance

Vishal leads the Project & Infrastructure Finance practice for Deloitte in the Middle East. He has been based in the GCC since 2011 and has over 17 years of professional experience focusing on Public ... More