Principles of Project Finance / Edition 2

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The second edition of this best-selling introduction for both students and practitioners has been updated to describe the changing environment for project finance, integrating recent developments in credit markets. It has also been considerably expanded to enable key topics to be discussed in greater depth.

Demonstrating the principles which underlie the structuring of long-term non-recourse debt finance for major projects, this examination of financial-engineering tools follows the typical project-development process. Because financial arrangements dictate every aspect of a project's development and contractual arrangements, all participants need to understand how project finance works and how the financial structure affects their rôles. No prior knowledge of project finance or financing techniques is assumed.

Audience: Professionals (bankers, members of various financial institutions-venture capital, the capital markets, international fund groups-as well as attorneys, various government regulators, and project finance professionals) who want a broad, high-level overview of project finance concepts and techniques. Graduate students and students enrolled in post-graduate or professional-level private courses on project financing.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This book provides a concise, accurate, and updated context of project finance. Not only it is a favoured reference for project entrepreneurs, financial controllers and government regulators, but it is also a highly recommended reading for students in business and civil engineering." —Shiguang Ma, University of Wollongong

"Yescombe’s book is the best compendium of project finance concepts I know of. Principles is a detailed 'cook-book' for organizing project financings, comprehensive in its descriptionof risks, contracts, and project participants, including sponsors, capital providers, and public and multinational institutions." —Ray Hill, Emory University

A London-based consultant explains project financing as a method of raising long-term debt to finance major projects by borrowing against the cash flow generated by the project alone. It depends, he says, on a detailed evaluation of a project's construction, operating, and revenue risks; and their allocation between investors, lenders, and other parties through contractual and other arrangements. The approach has been gaining popularity over the past two decades as privatization and deregulation have dried up conventional sources of funding. The glossary doubles as a minimal index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123910585
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/9/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 435,175
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

E.R. Yescombe is an independent consultant on project finance and public-private partnerships (PPPs), advising investors on financing for power, infrastructure and PPP projects, as well as public-sector entities on PPP policy issues, project procurement and contracting.

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. What is Project Finance?
  3. Project Development and Management
  4. The Project-Finance Markets
  5. Working with Lenders
  6. Types of Project Agreement
  7. Common Aspects of Project Agreements
  8. Sub-Contracts and Other Related Agreements
  9. Commercial Risks
  10. Macro-Economic Risks
  11. Regulatory and Political Risks
  12. Financial Structuring
  13. The Financial Model
  14. Project-Finance Loan Documentation
  15. Public-Sector Financial Support
  16. Export-Credit Agencies and Development-Finance Institutions
  17. Recent Market Developments and Prospects for Project Finance
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