Waypoint Alternative Markets is a new division of Waypoint, focusing on investment in alternative asset classes, including structuring, financing and participating in joint ventures, for a wide range of public and private sector organisations. We are advising on acquiring asset-backed, government-quality income streams and bringing parties together to create development and investment partnerships.

We provide advice to a wide range of investors, developers, occupiers and public sector bodies and have proven expertise in sourcing development and financing partners. As part of our services to public sector organisations, we design and implement public procurement strategies.

With extensive experience of urban regeneration, we are active in the education, healthcare (including residential care), private rented residential and government infrastructure sectors. We offer funding advice and financial modelling, procurement and structuring expertise, as well as identifying development and investment opportunities.

Mainly focused on the UK, we also undertake assignments in continental Europe and further afield.

Waypoint Alternative Markets


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Principal contact

Mike Riley

Chris Pratt


Chris leads the Waypoint Alternative Markets business.  He was previously a director of Jones Lang LaSalle Corporate Finance and joint managing partner of King Sturge Finance LLP. As an investor and adviser to both public and private sector organisations, he has been responsible for several Private Finance Initiative projects. Latterly, he has specialised in creating public private partnerships and the financing/refinancing of a range of businesses and joint ventures, principally in development, regeneration, healthcare and education.

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