Today, Project Finance is uniquely challenging. Even the most carefully structured deals can face difficulties in attracting sufficient funding from international and local investors. More than ever, project developers, equipment suppliers, bankers and other credit agencies and investors must be properly equipped to analyse and explain the risks and prospects for a project's future performance.
Therefore, this course is designed to help delegates build a financial model to best practice standards for project finance. The general logic and overall approach will be demonstrated; then you will step through developing a model: handling inputs, building detailed calculations and creating final outputs. You will then learn how to sensitise the model to understand how changes in assumptions affect the project's results and viability.
Over 4 intensive days, you will learn modelling techniques from a highly experienced expert in the field, and you will develope a framework for recognising and analysing qualitative and quantitative project risks. You will also understand how Excel models are used to assess project debt capacity, return on investment, and other metrics common to attractive deals.
■ How projects are financed and what are the different options
■ Build integrated models that link cash flow, income statement and balance sheet seamlessly
■ Build cash flow cascades to forecast debt capacity and investor returns
■ Easy ways to model tax and inflation
■ Calculation & advanced analysis of essential items such as:
– Liquidated damages
– 'Pricing the Deal' and scenario analysis
– Auditing techniques for new and existing models
■ Mitigate project risks
Benefits of Attending
■ Apply financial modelling principles to project finance deals
■ Model changes in project timings and delays easily
■ Build practical models to illustrate the effects of different funding structures
■ Structure and build integrated models of cash flow, profit & loss and balance sheets for project entities
■ Create flexible cash flow waterfalls
■ Use Excel tools to perform sensitivity analysis fast
■ Produce flexible, robust models to understand, analyse and demonstrate project finance results
■ Understand key risks arising in project finance and learn the mechanisms for mitigating risk
■ Hear about real life project finance case histories from various sectors to highlight what leads to success, and what leads to failure!
The outline of a model will be populated with the required factors, including basic assumptions, input data and calculations to calculate results. You will then build on the model to add sensitivities, inflation factors, financial structures, accounting statements, equity returns, ratios and cover factors, and risk assessments.
Upon the successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion bearing the signatures from both the Course Director and the Course Organiser. This Certificate will testify your endeavour and serve towards your professional advancement.