Professional Course

Project Finance

3 days
2,785 GBP + tax
Next course start
14 October, 2024 See details
3 days
2,785 GBP + tax
Next course start
14 October, 2024 See details
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Course description


Project Finance

A three-day practical training course

  • Analyse why and when sponsors use project financing techniques
  • Use the latest project finance techniques and jargon
  • Examine of the key sources of limited-recourse debt
  • Appreciate the lender’s approach to risk
  • Understand how key risk factors drive structure and loan pricing
  • Build project models and use them to balance equity against debt
  • Use project models to optimise debt amounts, maturity and re-payment

Upcoming start dates

1 start date available

14 October, 2024

  • Classroom
  • London

Training content

What is Project Finance?

  • Definition – “Project Finance” and a comparison of the key differences between project finance and corporate finance
  • Origins of project finance
  • Who uses project finance and why?
  • Review of the market – size, industry sectors, geography and trends
  • Defaults and recovery statistics
  • What is the downside? – slow, complex, expensive etc.
  • Core learning themes - sponsor, cash & IMAAA

Sponsors and Lenders / The Lender’s Risk Analysis

  • Different risk/reward objectives of sponsors and lenders – who gets the upside when a project goes well
  • Balancing equity and debt

Qualitative Risk Assessment and Mitigation

  • The Sponsor – competence, creditworthiness & potential conflicts of interest
  • The country and the institutional framework
  • Construction & technology risk - how financiers manage construction risk
  • Offtake – the nature of the offtake contract and the impact of volatility and the impacts on debt structuring
  • The risk position and cashflow security of the offtaker
  • upply and resource availability
  • Operation and maintenance regimes
  • Environmental provisions and the overall regulatory regime
  • Insurance & Force Majeure provisions

Quantitative Risk Assessment and Debt Structuring

  • How the cashflow models are developed and the range of inputs
  • The use of Lenders Advisors in finalising the inputs and the financial model
  • How debt capacity is used as a risk mitigation tool for lenders
  • The measurement tools used by Lenders
  • The repayment schedule
    • Straight line or annuity or a sculpted profile
  • How the cashflow is used to
    • size the debt capacity of the project
    • the repayment profiles
    • the amount of equity required to fully fund the project
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Choosing/calibrating sensitivities
  • Financing risks
    • Interest, inflation, foreign exchange
  • Funding risks
    • certainty of funding
    • equity & debt

Project Financing Documentation

  • The term-sheet
    • purpose, legal status, binding/non-binding aspects
  • Term-sheet/documentation provisions
    • purpose clause
    • interest/fees
    • repayment/prepayment
    • representations and warranties
    • covenants/undertakings
    • conditions precedent
    • security
    • control accounts/waterfalls
    • events of defa

The Project Finance Process

  • The players and their interests
  • Role of advisers
    • financial advisers
    • technical advisers/consultants
    • legal counsel
  • The financial feasibility study/debt structuring
  • The information memorandum
  • Debt underwriting/syndication
  • Financial close
  • Post-close monitoring

Other Sources of Debt Finance and Risk Mitigation

  • The bond markets
  • Credit enhancement through guarantees
  • Private political risk insurance market
  • Export credit agencies
  • Multilateral agencies/development banks
  • Sponsor co-financing

Sustainable Lending – The Equator Principles

  • Origins and purpose of the equator principles
  • Development and current adherents
  • Purpose and scope
    • best practice in sustainable lending
    • bank obligations
    • project classification under the equator principles
  • Practical application using examples

Power Project Finance

Industry background and the role of the System Operator, matching the supply of electrical energy and the demand


  • Online course fee: £2399 + VAT where applicable
  • London course fee: £2999 + VAT @ 20% = £3598.80

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