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CPCS sees growth in major projects advisory following merger

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Metrolinx and Hitachi Rail among high-profile, public and private clients CPCS is supporting

  • CPCS brings much needed advisory depth, deploying systemwide expertise throughout major rail and transit project lifecycles
  • End-to-end advisory services span from investment planning to feasibility analysis through to delivery assurance, and optimization of operations and maintenance
  • For detailed advisory expertise: https://cpcs.ca/solutions/

CPCS, a global management consultancy working across the infrastructure sector, is making a name for itself in originating and assuring the delivery of transformational rail and transit projects—working for both contracting authorities and their suppliers.

Current clients include Metrolinx, one of Canada’s public transportation agencies, and international giant Hitachi Rail, where CPCS has been deploying advisory teams to their rolling stock and rail systems businesses since 2015.

Major projects benefit realization

Merging with UK-based strategic rail advisory firm First Class Partnerships (FCP), has deepened the company’s position in the field of transport infrastructure. FCP has since rebranded as CPCS.

“CPCS is a rare strategic transport advisory firm that has it all under one roof. Most importantly, we’re a proven strategic partner for major projects benefit realization.” – Adrian Lightstone, Global Director, Major Projects Unit, CPCS.

Transportation advisors

CPCS offers internationally recognized depth in transport, notably in major rail and transit projects. From strategic optioneering, outline design, strategic business cases, financing and procurement models, due diligence, and transaction management, CPCS also works for project developers, advising early-stage infrastructure projects from concept through to mobilization of finance.

CPCS draws upon its almost 6 decades of experience delivering multidisciplinary advisory services across the transport and power sectors and enabling successful public-private partnerships internationally.

CPCS bridges technical and management advisory

On one end of the consulting spectrum are large technical architecture, engineering and planning firms. They mostly focus on planning, design, costing, and construction supervision.

At the other end, are large accounting and management consulting firms mostly focused on strategy, finance, transactions, and optimization.

Our place is in the middle where clients and projects need a combination of technical depth and management advice.

About CPCS

CPCS is an employee-owned management consulting firm working across the infrastructure sector internationally. We solve infrastructure challenges in the transport and power sectors, including strategic optioneering, outline design, strategic business cases, financing and procurement models, due diligence, and transaction management. CPCS also advises on the development of early-stage infrastructure projects from concept through to mobilization of finance.

  • CPCS is headquartered in Canada with key offices in Canada, US and UK
  • CPCS has 150 employees and more than 200 associate consultants
  • CPCS completed 1,500 projects in more than 110 countries

For more information: communications@cpcs.ca

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