Co-Founder, President and Managing Partner, Star America
As Co-Founder, President and Managing Partner of Star America, Christophe has led critical aspects of arranging financing and achieving financial close on several P3 transactions including the $2.3B Purple Line P3 in Maryland and the $556MM Portsmouth Bypass in Ohio. By leveraging his extensive experience in infrastructure finance and deep network of industry professionals, Christophe can develop effective financing solutions and complex deal structures that bring tremendous value to the project.
Prior to Star America, Christophe spent 15 years in investment banking, holding top roles at both Greenhill and Societe Generale. Petit worked on most of the major and notable P3 transactions in the U.S. and Canada including the Port of Miami Tunnel and the Denver FastTrack P3. He acted as an advisor or lender and worked with the leading industry players that have now become Star America’s partners, notably Kiewit, Fluor, Skanska, ACS, Hochtief, Bouygues, Vinci, Cintra and OHL. Many of the deals Christophe brought to financial close were landmark transactions and were rewarded by industry awards. After obtaining both a Masters of Finance and Masters of Engineering at top universities in France, Christophe moved to the US to work as an Infrastructure specialist at the World Bank. During his 7-year career at the World Bank, Petit traveled to more than 30 countries and advised various government and state agencies in the developing world on how to restructure their national infrastructure sector to attract more direct and foreign investment, and more specifically on how to structure successful P3 transactions. Christophe has been recognized by many of his peers and his clients as an industry leader able to ring to close complex and structured transactions, negotiate balanced risk transfer agreements and competitive financing solutions. His deep knowledge is relied on by most of the top concessionaires and construction giants.