Project Finance Modelling online

Project Finance Modelling will teach you how to build a financial model to evaluate equity returns and secure non-recourse debt (known as project finance).

The online access and post-course support is ongoing.

What will you learn?

We recommend that you take this course after completing our Best Practice Financial Modelling course. If you are already an experienced modeller you may be happy to go straight to this course.

We will apply general business and non-recourse finance theory to build a cash flow forecast appropriate for the financing of green field projects and special purpose vehicles (“SPVs”). You will build a model that evaluates equity returns and may be used to negotiate and secure non-recourse debt through a process of model optimisation.

On completing the course, you will have built for yourself a fully-functional financial model covering the period from the beginning of construction through to the end of the project’s operating period.

Why should you sign up?

On completing this course you will have a good understanding of how to approach the complexities of project finance modelling.

Clear video tutorials are complemented by online discussions and support. You can view and revisit the tutorials as many times as you like and take advice from our modelling team as you implement the techniques in your own modelling.

This course is CPD certified for up to 30 hours.

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Video Based
25 hours approx
Andrew Berkley
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    Andrew Berkley
    25 hours approx
    Video Based

Full list of course modules
  • Introduction to Project Finance by the course instructors
  • Roadmap of the start model
  • Review of construction costs
  • Construction period sources and uses of funds
  • Modelling sources of funds
  • Modelling finance costs during construction
  • Modelling and testing interest during construction
  • Construction debt: pro rata vs. equity first
  • Modelling opening balances - compare and contrast different approaches to timelines
  • Modelling opening balances - building the air lock
  • Modelling opening balances - what qualifies as a non-current asset?
  • Modelling opening balances - understanding the opening balance sheet
  • Modelling opening balances - track sheet
  • Debt service cover ratios - current period DSCR and minimum DSCR
  • Debt service cover ratios - backward looking
  • Debt service cover ratios - forward looking
  • Debt service cover ratios - average ratios
  • Loan life cover ratios - Initial LLCR
  • Loan life cover ratios - rolling LLCR
  • Project life cover ratios
  • Debt sculpture and converged ratios
  • Blended equity rate of return
  • Debt service reserve accounts
  • Shareholder loans
  • Revolving credit facility
  • Model optimisation (4 modules)
  • Major maintenance reserve account - relocating checks
  • Major maintenance reserve account - assessing the impact of the MRA on the financial statements
  • Major maintenance reserve account - modelling the MRA
  • Major maintenance reserve account – assessing and modelling smoothed maintenance costs
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