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Project Finance Mechanics

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United Arab Emirates

02 - 06 Nov, 2014  5 days

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This 5-day course will give attendees a practical understanding of how to apply project finance techniques successfully to projects with a particular emphasis on risk analysis and management. The course is structured into interactive sessions covering all the tools of project finance.

The course will begin with introductory comments about the skills and general objectives in project finance
analysis with an emphasis on the difficulty in measuring and valuing risk. Financial statement analysis of project finance transactions will also be covered, as well as valuation and credit analysis. Participants will construct a basic project finance model to become familiar with the structure, equity cash flow and free cash flow.

In addition, attendees will explore and discuss modelling mistakes, model layout and best practice
spreadsheet conventions as a prelude to hands-­on work on a comprehensive model. Finally, the programme will address covenants and risk analysis, and mitigation in project finance.

This in-depth course is designed to provide delegates with a thorough and working understanding of:

  • Project finance transaction structure
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Valuation of project finance
  • Probability of default and loss given default and credit analysis in project finance
  • Basic mechanics of project finance models
  • Interest during construction
  • Use of project finance model
  • Risk and analytical failures
  • Market risk and contract risk in project finance
  • Best practices for excel modelling
  • Covenants in project finance, and
  • An overview of project finance terms

Who should attend
This course is ideally suited for:

  • Practitioners involved in project finance transactions
  • Government/PPP Agencies
  • Bankers/Investment Bankers
  • Project Finance Modellers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Sponsors/Project Joint Venturers
  • Business Developers
  • Credit and fixed-income analysts
  • Lawyers in banking, corporate or infrastructure
  • Accountants
  • Multilateral or bilateral agencies
  • Public sector managers
  • Project consultants
  • Investment/portfolio managers

 

Dubai Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Nov 02 - 06 Nov, 2014

+852 2520 1481

Ed has created innovative forward pricing, productivity measurement and investment valuation software for consulting clients throughout the United States. He has taught energy economics and finance throughout the world, and formulated significant government policy and corporate strategy in the U.S.