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

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Project finance is a fast-growing area of capital investment for major infrastructure and other large projects. Financing such projects as EuroDisney, airports, highways, tunnels, schools, hospitals, and other large projects presents a complex and interesting challenge that the specialty of project finance takes on wholeheartedly, combining financial engineering with legal and contractual expertise to develop various financing options. In this book, Stefano Gatti of Bocconi University describes the theory that underpins this cutting-edge industry, and then provides illustrations and examples from actual practice to illustrate that theory. At key points in the book, 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. The CDROM included with the book allows readers to generate results using an excel spreadsheet.

*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

*CDROM included with the book 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

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"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: 9780123736994
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 11/7/2007
  • Series: Academic Press Advanced Finance
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by William L. Megginson Preface Acknowledgments 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 References Index
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