Advanced Project Finance & Management


Course overview

This 10 day program teaches participants how to analyse project financing opportunities. Delegates will learn how to properly structure transactions to minimize risks and improve the prospects for future strong performance, both in existing portfolios and new transactions.

By the program’s conclusion participants in this program will have developed a framework for recognizing and analysing qualitative and quantitative project risks when financing green field projects as well as facility upgrades. Numerous examples of projects from around the world are employed to ensure understanding and application of concepts. Detailed breakout cases are drawn from various industrial sectors including oil and gas, conventional and renewable energy, transportation and other infrastructure. Participants learn how excel models are used to assess project debt capacity, return on investment, and other metrics common to attractive deals.

Besides discussing many recent examples of financing structures attractive to Banks, Institutional Investors, and Equity providers, careful attention is paid to credit enhancers such as Export Credit Agencies, Development Banks, Private insurers, mon-lines and others.

Cash-flow Modelling

This specific program’s session is a stand-alone cash flow modelling workshop. Using excel software, participants create a model for an LNG Plant suitable for examining project debt capacity as well as return on investment.

Who should attend the course?

This course is primarily designed for the following target group in mind

  • Bankers/Investment Bankers
  • Project Finance Modellers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Sponsors/Project Joint Ventures
  • Project Developers
  • Government/PPP Agencies
  • Public Sector Managers
  • Export Credit Agencies
  • Multilateral Agencies
  • Financial Analysts
  • Share market Analysts/Brokers
  • M&A/Buyout Specialists
  • Privatization Executives
  • Company Treasurers/Directors
  • Credit Committee Staff
  • Rating Agencies
  • Project Managers/Engineers
  • Project Consultants
  • Investment/Portfolio Managers
  • Insurance Advisers/Brokers

Course objectives

At the end of this course, Participants will be able:

  • To understand the principles of financial management for donor/grant funded projects.
  • To understand how financial management and budgeting are interrelated.
  • To grasp the core understanding of how budgets are compiled and monitored.
  • To be able to present a well-defined reporting system as a compliance measure.
  • Understand project finance & budgeting

The Learning Model

The trainer uses up-to-date training techniques and a variety of training methods, to give all participants the best opportunities for learning including:

  • Class session
  • Group discussions
  • Simulations exercises
  • Case studies and problem solving exercises
  • Individual assignments
  • Templates and tools

Course Contents

  • Understanding Financial Statements
  • Income Statements & Balance Sheet
  • Cash Flow Statements
  • Interpretation –and Analysis of Financial Statements
  • Marginal, Absorption and Activity Based Costing
  • Accountability, Probity & Transparency
  • Debt Management strategies & Techniques
  • Management Accounting & Decision making
  • Budgetary control
  • Preparation of Budget reports
  • Auditing – Internal Controls for the Donor Funded Projects and Programs

Course Calendar Dates

22 Mar – 12 Apr

19 Apr – 10 May

24 May – 7 June

21 June – 5 July

19 July – 2 Aug

3 August – 13 Sept

20 Sept – 4 Oct

18 Oct – 1 Nov

22 Nov – 6 Dec

December 09 – 13

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Cost: $ 3 500


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