Portland Advisers opens new project finance advisory office in Hong Kong

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Specialist project finance advisory boutique Portland Advisers has opened a new office in Hong Kong and it has added two consultants to meet the demand for its services.

Portland Advisers has hired Christopher Green, who has over 13 years experience in project and export finance. He has held both advisory and arranging roles in Asia-Pacific covering the telecom, infrastructure, power, steel, manufacturing, oil and gas sectors.

Prior to joining Portland, he was regional head of export finance, Asia-Pacific at HSBC where he spent more than nine years. Before that, Mr. Green worked for Citigroup's project and export finance business in both New York and Hong Kong.

In his various roles, Christopher has successfully advised on or arranged over US$20 billion in debt through a combination of project, structured corporate, corporate, financial institutions and Sovereigns across Asia - including China, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Australia, Malaysia and the Philippines. He brings considerable expertise in structuring and delivering ECA, MIGA and multi-lateral funded transactions across a variety of industries, and specializes in tailoring financing solutions for clients helping them to put in place competitive funding for large infrastructure projects to achieve long-term growth and financial goals.

Seb Bowden has also joined Portland Advisers in London.

Seb is a highly experienced technical financial advisor, specialising in financial modelling and analytics. He has over 15 years' experience in PFI/PPP, project finance, private equity and property.

Seb gained the majority of his experience with the accountancy firm Grant Thornton where he spent over 10 years within their Project Finance & Public Sector advisory team. His technical strengths naturally led him to specialise in financial modelling, eventually becoming head of financial modelling. In his time at Grant Thornton, Seb advised on a wide range of PFI/PPP projects in sectors including Health, Education, Social Care, Emergency Services, IT, Regulated Utilities, Renewables, and Waste Management. His experience covers transaction support, refinancing, contract renegotiation, operational modelling, and derivatives.

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