Project financing is an innovative and timely financing technique that has been used on many high-profile corporate projects, including Euro Disneyland and the Eurotunnel. Employing a carefully engineered financing mix, it has long been used to fund large-scale natural resource projects, from pipelines and refineries to electric-generating facilities and hydro-electric projects. Increasingly, project financing is emerging as the preferred alternative to conventional methods of financing infrastructure and other large-scale projects worldwide. With actual examples and case studies, Project Financing takes you through the process step by step. It covers the rationale for project financing, how to prepare the financial plan, assess the risks, design the financing mix, and raise the funds. Along with cogent analyses of why some project financing plans have succeeded while others have failed, you'll find detailed information on designing contractual arrangements to support project financing; issues for the host governmentlegislative provisions, public/private infrastructure partnerships, public/private financing structures; credit requirements of lenders, and how to determine the project's borrowing capacity; how to prepare cash flow projections and use them to measure expected rates of return; tax and accounting considerations; and detailed case studies - including Euro Disneyland and the Eurotunnel Project - that illustrate how to apply the analytical techniques described in the book.
John D. Finnerty, PhD, is Professor of Finance at Fordham University's Graduate School of Business and served as the founding director of the MS in Quantitative Finance Program. He is also Managing Principal of Finnerty Economic Consulting, LLC, which specializes in business valuation, securities valuation, solvency analysis, calculation of damages, and litigation support. Finnerty has testified as an expert in valuation, securities, and other financial matters in federal and state court, and in arbitration and mediation proceedings. His research focuses on corporate finance, including project financing and fixed income securities and derivatives valuation. Finnerty has published thirteen books, including the first and second editions of Project Financing, and more than one hundred articles and professional papers. He is a former president and director of the Fixed Income Analysts Society, and a former president, director, and chair of the trustees of the Eastern Finance Association. Finnerty is a trustee of the Eastern Finance Association and a Director of the Financial Management Association. He was inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Society Hall of Fame in 2011.