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- June 2012: Vol. 5, Number 6

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Bulls, Cubs and Toll Roads

by Drew Campbell

Most people if given the chance to compare Chicago and Spain might find it easier to think of the differences than the similarities — harsh, cold winters compared with a mild Mediterranean climate; the Cubs at Wrigley Field versus running with the bulls in Pamplona; deep-dish pizza and paella — but one thing the two share in common is leadership in private infrastructure investment.

Spanish firms Cintra and Abertis are two examples of the types of leading global infrastructure developers and managers in the country, and Spain has been a pioneer in private infrastructure investment, development and management, having started in earnest in the late 1960s. Chicago, meanwhile, is one of the United States’ private infrastructure investment and development capital swith several recent marquee transactions. Bringing together the experience of the

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