Mesirow Financial Enhances its Public-Private Partnership (P3) Practice
CHICAGO, October 16, 2017 – Mesirow Financial announced today that is has hired Jessica Platko, an infrastructure specialist to support Mesirow Financial’s P3 practice, a growing segment of the firm’s Capital Markets division. Joining the firm from Aon’s Infrastructure Solutions group in Australia, Platko will be based in the firm’s Chicago office, focusing primarily on supporting the firm’s existing P3 practice and boosting the firm’s presence in the emerging U.S. P3 market. Platko’s unique infrastructure experience in Australia is fundamental in helping expand the firm’s P3 capabilities, as Australia continues to be one of the most prominent public-private partnership markets in the world.
Platko served most recently as client manager of Aon’s Infrastructure Solutions group, Aon’s global practice group dedicated to P3, where she established and led the Infrastructure Solutions offering in the Pacific region. During this time, Aon provided risk and insurance advisory services to the successful proponents on the largest P3s to close in 2016 and 2017 in both New Zealand and Australia. Over the last six years, Jessica has worked with top global developers on infrastructure deals in the U.S. and Australia exceeding U.S. $15 billion in project value. Platko holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and a Master’s of Business Administration in Finance, Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Mesirow Financial’s experienced team of professionals from its CTL and Structured Debt Products, Public Finance and Sale-Leaseback groups work collectively to provide comprehensive services throughout the life cycle of each P3 opportunity. With unique experience providing risk advisory services to complex infrastructures worldwide, Mesirow’s P3 team provides expertise throughout each P3 opportunity, from initial analysis to transaction consummation.
“We are excited to enhance our P3 practice of providing private capital for federal, state and local government and are confident that our growing P3 initiative will augment our already strong Capital Markets platform,” said Dominick Mondi, president of Mesirow Financial.
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