RIDGE-LANE LP is a merchant-bank and strategic advisory firm founded by investment banker R. Brad Lane and The Honorable Thomas J. Ridge, former Governor of Pennsylvania and first Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

We sponsor Public-Private Partnerships to improve the nation's infrastructure, Economic Development programs to spur growth in key U.S. cities, and corporate development for private companies with defense, homeland security and commercial application.  

Our firm offers an integrated approach to bring government and the private sector together through a team of General Partners, Operating Partners, Senior Advisors and Subject-Matter Experts:  former Federal and State government officials (elected, appointed and career);  Private sector leaders in real estate, transportation, security, education, water and energy;  Financial strategists, investment bankers, private equity and sovereign wealth funds;  with Specialists in project development, government affairs, and Public-Private Partnerships.

We provide end-to-end advisory through the entire project lifecycle, bridging the gaps between concept development, legislative approval, project consulting, to successful public launch.  We are flexible in structure and product-agnostic, hyper-focused on delivering the lowest cost of capital, optimizing rates and fees, while providing extraordinary consulting from trusted experts who fully understand the local challenges and appropriate solutions relevant to your complex project. 

RIDGE-LANE LP offers a new model for Economic Development, Public-Private Partnership and Government Investment Banking, based on key long-term relationships with aligned incentives: we are your Partners and act as fiduciaries, collaborating for maximum value creation.