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CPF Certified in Project Finance

The objective of this workshop is to provide participants with a practical framework for the risk analysis and structuring of large scale Project Finance transactions.

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Course Overview

Our CPF Certified Project Finance course is carefully tailored to help you understand the latest finance trends and help you:

  • Understand how and when Project Finance can be used

  • Evaluate the key costs and projected cashflows in a project appraisal

  • Evaluate the risks associated with a project

  • Review and interpret the project financial model

  • Assess the most appropriate financing structure for a project

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5 Key Takeaways


Understand how and when Project Finance can be used.

Evaluate the key costs and projected cashflows in a project appraisal as a basis for determining the capital structure of project financings.



Evaluate the risks associated with a project as a basis for assessing an optimal allocation of those risks to the project stakeholders.

Review and interpret the project financial model.



Assess the most appropriate financing structure for a project.



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Course Outline


SESSION 1 - Overview

  • Overview of activity in Project Finance - pre and during the credit crisis

  • Review of a typical Project Finance transaction to illustrate structure and key aspects of the transaction

SESSION 2 – Principal players

  • Who the key players in a typical PF structure are

  • Project Finance vs. the corporate financing of projects

  • Linking the key players in a PF transaction to understanding their objectives as stakeholders - use of the Mendelow matrix

Exercise: review of background of a case study to identify the motivations and objectives of the main parties to the project and what can go wrong when expectations diverge

SESSION 3 - Risk evaluation

  • Key risks – construction, operating and financial

  • Who bears which risks - typical approaches to risk allocation

  • Developing a risk management framework

  • Focus on political risks

  • Examination of the credit risks and credit rating in a transaction

Case Study: Putting risk identification and assessment skills to work


SESSION 1 – Developing PF projections and financial statements

  • Establishing and testing assumptions?

  • What is the benchmark for the sector?

Exercise: Reviewing the underlying assumptions – participants review background on a project to assess the underlying assumptions

SESSION 2 – Developing the financial model

  • Structuring a cash flow model of the project, based on assumptions explicitly formulated

SESSION 3 – Financial ratios and sensitivity analysis

  • Quantify the impact of changes to key operating assumptions

  • Using sensitivity analysis to assess the key factors that will influence the project viability and whether the project is based on reasonable assumptions

  • Key Project Finance financial ratios

  • Use of nominal vs. real figures

  • Calculating stakeholder returns

  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Modified IRR

  • Monte Carlo simulations

Exercise: Review of a spreadsheet for a case study project to identify potential key influences on project viability and the impact on the Project IRR



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Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for:

  • Credit risk analysts reviewing Project Finance transactions and/ or companies actively involved in Project Finance

  • Corporate Banking Relationship Managers

  • Equity Investors

  • Project Finance engineers

  • Lawyers and other professional advisers

  • Government officers involved in the development of policy for PPP projects

  • Fund Managers investing in Infrastructure projects, whether in the form of debt and/or equity






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The deadline to register for a public course is 14 days before the course starts. Kindly note that occasionally we do accept late registrations as well, but this needs to be confirmed with the project manager of the training program or with our registration desk that can be reached at +971 4 447 5711 or [email protected].

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