Project Finance in Theory and Practice: Designing, Structuring, and Financing Private and Public Projects / Edition 2

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This book presents comprehensive coverage of project finance in Europe and North America. The Second Edition features two new case studies, all new pedagogical supplements including end-of-chapter questions and answers, and insights into the recent market downturn. The author provides a complete description of the ways a project finance deal can be organized-from industrial, legal, and financial standpoints-and the alternatives available for funding it. After reviewing recent advances in project finance theory, heprovides illustrations and case studies. At key points Gatti brings in other project finance experts who share their specialized knowledge on the legal issues and the role of advisors in project finance deals.

• Forword by William Megginson, Professor and Rainbolt Chair in Finance, Price College of Business, The University of Oklahoma

• Comprehensive coverage of theory and practice of project finance as it is practiced today in Europe and North America

• Website contains interactive spreadsheets so that readers can input data and run and compare various scenarios, including up to the minute treatment of the cutting-edge areas of PPPs and the new problems raised by Basel II related to credit risk measurement

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Gatti's book provides comprehensive and coherent coverage of project finance, including transaction structures, the institutional environment, and financial analysis. Its presentation of practical examples and cases makes it a great teaching tool."

—Raymond Hill, Emory University

"Professor Gatti offers the reader an original viewpoint combining rigorous theory with constant reference to market best practices." —Roberto Albisetti,IFC World Bank Group andUniversity of Genoa

"This is a timely book examining an extremely timely topic...¬ Stefano Gatti and his collaborators have written an excellent and comprehensive survey of project finance techniques, processes, and practices, which both practitioners and researchers should value as a key resource." —From the Foreword by William L. Megginson,The University of Oklahoma

"A good read as well as an excellent reference book, Project Finance in Theory and Practice is very valuable as it is successfully pitched to be useful to readers of all levels of education and experience and explains the roles and objectives of the different parties very clearly. The book can be used both for training and as a guide to best practices." —Alexander S. Moczarski,Marsh Inc. "In the last few years, project finance has become a very important part of the international syndicated loans market. Industrial plants, strategic infrastructures, and projects involving public entities are the target sectors where this financial technique can be used with the most fruitful results for all actors involved. Project Finance in Theory and Practice - written by a well-known academic and a group of leading professionals of the project finance market - gives the reader a complete overview about this fascinating field of finance." —Vittorio Ogliengo,Unicredit Banca d'Impresa

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123919465
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 9/5/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 1,426,359
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Stefano Gatti is Director of the BS of Economics and Finance at Università Bocconi, and Associate Professor of Financial Markets and Intermediaries. While at Bocconi, he has won numerous awards including Best Teacher Award SDA Bocconi School of Management, in 2004, 2005 and 2006. He also won the Best MBA Case of the Year, SDA Bocconi School of Management from 2004 to 2013. In addition he was the winner of the Award for Excellence in Teaching a.y. 2008-2009, a.y. 2009-2010, a.y. 2010-2011, a.y. 2011-2012.

Professor Gatti has published a variety of texts on banking and finance areas and has acted as a consultant to several financial and non-financial institutions and for the Italian Ministry of the Economy.
He is financial advisor of the Pension Fund of Health care professions and has been member of the Board of Directors of BCC Private Equity SGR and Same Deutz-Fahr.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by William L. Megginson
About the Author
Chapter 1 Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Project Finance
Chapter 2 The Market for Project Finance: Applications and the Sectors
Chapter 3 Project Characteristics, Risk Analysis and Risk Management
Chapter 4 The Role of Advisors in a Project Finance Deal (Stefano Gatti, Massimo Novo, Fabio Landriscina and Mark Pollard)
Chapter 5 Valuing the Project and Project Cash Flow Analysis (Stefano Gatti)
Chapter 6 Financing the Deal (Stefano Gatti)
Chapter 7 Legal Aspects of Project Finance (Massimo Novo)
Chapter 8 Credit Risk in Project Finance Transactions and New Basel Capital Accord (Stefano Gatti)
Case Studies
Case Study 1 Cogeneration
Case Study 2 Italy Water System (Stefano Gatti, Daniele Corbino, Alessandro Steffanoni)
Appendix to Case Study 2: Structure and Functioning of the Simulation Model
Case Study 3: Hong Kong Disneyland Project Loan Glossary and Abbreviations

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