The success of this project is based on various factors. In the transaction preparation phase, MTBS assessed the project’s financial, technical, environmental, social and legal viability. MTBS developed a tool for the PRA and Croatian Government to decide for the optimal PPP structuring for the ZDSCT concession. After the optimal PPP structure was approved, MTBS tested the transaction in the market. In line with the PRA’s strategy and based on the comments gathered during the market consultations, MTBS – together with Vukić & Partneri – drafted the transaction documents. Further, it was important that the project was fully backed by Governmental commitments, such as port infrastructure, State Road D403 to connect ZDSCT directly to the motorway, and intermodal yard to provide substantial rail capacity for ZDSCT.