Anatomy of Public-Private Partnerships: Their Creation, Financing, and Renegotiations

J. Miranda Sarmento, L.D.R. Renneboog

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Abstract: This paper presents the main reasons why public-private partnerships (PPPs) are adopted as well as the possible disadvantages for the public and private sectors. By means of two case studies on bridge construction and railway infrastructure (Fertagus and Lusoponte), we elucidate how a PPP is structured and financed. Furthermore, the two case studies illustrate how the renegotiation processes are conducted when the public-private contracts have to be altered and what determines (un)successful renegotiations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
Number of pages42
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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NameCentER Discussion Paper



  • Public–Private Partnerships
  • Concessions
  • Renegotiations
  • Public Procurement
  • Project Risk

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Miranda Sarmento, J., & Renneboog, L. D. R. (2014). Anatomy of Public-Private Partnerships: Their Creation, Financing, and Renegotiations. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2014-017). Tilburg: Finance.