The transport sector lies at the centre of the global economy. It involves major multinational businesses and large amounts of investment, but also directly affects the lives of people in every country around the world. It is a major area of focus for business and a high priority for governments and regulators.
BRG experts have experience in addressing a range of issues across transportation industries, including aviation, rail, road and shipping. Our work covers areas including financial analysis and business strategy, economic regulation and competition policy. Our clients in the transport sector range from companies and investors to governments, regulators and competition authorities.
Strategy and financial analysis
The sector is undergoing major structural change as a result of rapid economic change, shifts in trade patterns, environmental policy and evolving patterns of work and leisure travel. This is forcing a rethink of existing business models and also creating new investment opportunities. Our experts provide in-depth financial and strategy advice to businesses and governments considering these changes.
Much of the transport sector is subject to economic regulation. The terms of these regulatory controls have a fundamental impact on the financial performance of the businesses and have significant implications for consumers. Our experts have long experience providing detailed economic advice to stakeholders within the transport regulatory ecosystem on issues ranging from cost modelling and price controls through to cost of capital, efficiency forecasting and the design of regulatory incentive structures.
BRG experts have participated in many antitrust proceedings in transport cases, involving marketwide investigation and assessment of anticompetitive practice. We have worked on matters being investigated by, among others, the UK competition authorities, the European Commission, industry regulators, and UK courts and tribunals.