Project Finance in Theory and Practice

Project Finance in Theory and Practice

Designing, Structuring, and Financing Private and Public Projects

3rd Edition - May 29, 2018

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  • Author: Stefano Gatti
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128114018
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128114025

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Project Finance in Theory and Practice: Designing, Structuring, and Financing Private and Public Projects, Third Edition presents a set of topics that can be applied to any project financing task. It includes essential, core material for project finance, offering new insights about Sharia-compliant instruments and a comprehensive overview of the current state of the international regulation of banking post financial crisis. This updated edition includes new case studies and topics related to country risk, along with insights from project finance experts who share their specialized knowledge on legal issues and the role of advisors in project finance details. The book is useful for readers at all levels of education and experience who want to learn how to succeed in project finance.

Key Features

  • Expanded by almost 10%, the Third Edition presents three new cases, one from outside Europe
  • Addresses human rights and sustainability issues, in particular the Equator Principles for determining, assessing, and managing environmental and social risk in projects
  • Expands its treatment of guarantee mechanisms that governments are increasingly providing to private developers to attract private capital


Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals worldwide working on project finance

Table of Contents

  • 1. An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Project Finance
    2. The Market for Project Finance: Applications and the Sectors
    3. Project Characteristics, Risk Analysis, and Risk Allocation
    4. The Role of Advisors in a Project Finance Deal
    5. Valuing the Project and Project Cash Flow Analysis
    6. Financing the Deal
    7. Legal Aspects of Project Finance
    8. Credit Risk in Project Finance Transactions

    Case Studies
    1. Cogeneration 1
    2. Italy Water System
    3. Odebrecht Norbe Drilling VIII/IX
    4. Watercraft Capital
    5. Viveracqua Hydrobond
    6. Quezon Power Ltd. Co.

    Appendix: The Structure and Functioning of the Simulation Model Introduction

Product details

  • No. of pages: 634
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: May 29, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128114018
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128114025

About the Author

Stefano Gatti

Stefano Gatti
Stefano Gatti is the Antin Infrastructure Partners Chair Professor of Infrastructure Finance and Professor of Practice in Finance. He is the Director of the Full Time MBA and former Director of the International Teachers’ Programme at SDA Bocconi School of Management. His main area of research is corporate finance and investment banking. He has published in these areas including publications in the Journal of Money, credit and banking, Financial Management, the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance and the European Journal of Operational Research. Professor Gatti has published a variety of texts on banking and finance areas and has acted as a consultant to several financial and non-financial institutions and for the Italian Ministry of the Economy, the Financial Stability Board, The InterAmerican Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the OECD/Group of G20. He is financial advisor of the Pension Fund of Health care professions, member of the compliance risk committee of Deutsche Bank and member of the Board of Directors and board of auditors of Italian industrial and financial corporations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy and consultant for banks and manufacturing firms in Italy and a trainer for managers and government members in Russia, Africa and China

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