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An Introduction to Project Finance
The term "project finance" is now being used in almost every language in every part of the world. It is the solution to infrastructure, public and private venture capital needs. It has been successfully used in the past to raise trillions of dollars of capital and promises to continue to be one of the major financing techniques for capital projects in both developed and developing countries.
Project Finance aims to provide:
- Overview of project finance
- Understanding of the key risks involved in project finance and techniques for mitigating risk
- Techniques for effective evaluation of project finance from both a financial and credit perspective
The author differentiates between recourse and non-recourse funding, tackles the issues of feasibility, identifies the parties normally involved with project finance plans, and details techniques for realistic cash flow preparation.
- Inspired by basic entry level training courses that have been developed by major international banks worldwide
- Will enable students, and those already in the finance profession, to gain an understanding of the basic information and principles of project finance
- Includes questions with answers, study topics, practical 'real world' examples and an extensive bibliography
From the Back Cover
The term 'project finance' is now being used in almost every language in every part of the world. Understanding the nature of project finance and how it differs from other financing techniques is critical to all the major players in large capital projects, such as governments, ministries of finance, commercial bankers, investment bankers, suppliers and customers. This book will help you understand this rapidly expanding field.
While project finance has its origins in the natural resource and infrastructure sectors, the current ideological trend of dismantling the state and transferring public services to privately owned entities is resulting in a bonanza to acquire these lucrative public service franchises in the power, telecommunications, and transportation sectors, as well as impose this agenda onto government owned entities in developed and developing countries. Project Finance techniques provide the means to impose this ideological agenda.
An Introduction to Project Finance explains how to:
- identify the various players in a project finance transaction, their objectives, and how to identify their roles in the project
- identify the legal, operational and financial risks presented by the project
- build cash flow statements from historical statements or project projections
- identify key variables impacting financial performance so that they can be subjected to sensitivity analysis
- run sensitivity analyses to evaluate the cash flow and debt servicing ability of a company or project, and identify potential areas of concern
- optimally configure long term debt facilities so that they are aligned with the company or project's cash flow and debt servicing capabilities
- evaluate different methods of project evaluation
- recognize the limitations of accounting information in valuing companies
- use other methods to evaluate the creditworthiness of a project