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Learn how debt and equity can be used to finance infrastructure investments and how investors approach infrastructure investments! According to the OECD, the global infrastructure investment requirement by 2030 for transport, electricity generation, transmission & distribution, and water & telecommunications totals to 71 trillion dollars. This figure represents about 3.5% of the annual World GDP from 2007 to 2030. The European Commission estimated, that by 2020, Europe will need between 1.5 - 2 trillion Euros in infrastructure investments. Between 2011 and 2020, about 500 billion Euros will be required for the implementation of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) program, 400 billion Euros for Energy distribution networks and smart grids, 200 billion Euros on Energy transmission networks and storage, and 500 billion Euros for the upgrade and construction of new power plants. An additional 38 - 58 billion Euros and 181 - 268 billion Euros in capital investment will be needed to achieve the targets set by the European Commission for broadband diffusion. Traditionally investments in infrastructure were financed using public sources. However, severe budget constraints and inefficient management of infrastructure by public entities have led to an increased involvement of private investors in the business. The course focuses on how private investors approach infrastructure projects from the standpoint of equity, debt, and hybrid instruments. The course concentrates on the practical aspects of project finance: the most frequently used financial techniques for infrastructure investments. The repeated use of real life examples and case studies will allow students to link the theoretical background to actual business practices. In the end of the course, students will be capable of analyzing a complex transaction, identifying the key elements of a deal, and suggesting proper solutions for deal structuring from a financial advisor's perspective. Course Format The course will consist of lecture videos, readings, and talks given by guest speakers. Although we do hope you will attend the entire course, it is possible to just focus on single topics. Suggested Readings The course is designed to be self-contained, there are no obligatory readings that must be acquired outside of the course. For students interested in additional study material, you may refer to: • Gatti Stefano, "Project Finance in theory and practice", Academic Press, 2nd edition, 2012....

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27 de dic. de 2020

very useful course I learned a lot of things related to project finance, the instructor was good as well. I just wanted to know if there is a list of the meaning of the key words used in the course.


19 de ago. de 2020

I enjoyed the course. The material is well explained, good details and examples. Gives a good base of Project finance with focus on the insfrustructur phases and the relevant risks and solutions.

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por Ivan F C

2 de abr. de 2019

Nice Course

por Mohamed A C

7 de feb. de 2019

Good course

por Jaeyeon K

6 de nov. de 2017

worth doing

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por Kirill

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por Liublu B

31 de oct. de 2018

Well done

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11 de sep. de 2018


por Andrey F

7 de ago. de 2017

Best one!

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por Johan A N

5 de jun. de 2022

This is a good course overall, with good discussions, topics and content. The Bocconi tutor is clearly knowledgeable of the subject and I learned several things I did not know about PPPs.

There are however many things that are frustrating with this course. The assignment tests is one of them. They are written in poor English and clearly not checked by an English native. Also, the pass rate of 80% and the way it is calculated is very annoying. There must be a better way to test this subject on. For instance, if you select the wrong answer in a question, maybe link it to the course content where you can find the information, or explain why it is wrong in the answer sheet.

The course also needs an update - I believe this was done in 2015. A lot of talk about the financial crisis in 2008/09.

In general, I still don't think I hav a good concept of PPPs after taking this course. Too little time spent on the actual structure, the different types of contracts, consortium trade-offs, key contracts and key negotiating items, more examples of successful and unsuccessful PPPs, how the market has developed (e.g. private infrastructure market and PPP share of private), new trends in the industry, drivers of PPP growth, and more.

I still give it a four but would have given it 3.5 if I could. I do however appreciate that they put this course together and it is well worth taking.

por Robert A

29 de dic. de 2016

I enjoyed the course and it is quite light for project finance and I would think that this should act as an intro course for a second more complex course dealing with the actual complexities of project finance. Such as real financial close considerations in developed and emerging markets, early stage sub performance and restructuring as well as refinancing. I would also think that more time should be allocated to project bonds and use of derivative structures on securing cash flows and working ratios to support competitive financing and projects. There were highlights on impacts of Basel on long tenor financing, but more market considerations of new players and structures would have been invaluable.

por Simon R

5 de dic. de 2019

Professor Gatti established an unhurried and well-paced journey through Project Finance, covering it from several logical angles. He has a great presenting manner and is very confident without being arrogant. I really learnt a lot. The videos are great, although the tutorials with his students/assistants seem a little too contrived, and the English on the transcripts is incorrect in some cases. The downloadable spreadsheets and quizzes are really helpful, and I will keep the former (having corrected the typo of 'UCFC' to 'UFCF'.

Thank you Professor Gatti ! (and PS you wear great ties)

por Serdar K

11 de feb. de 2019

A comprehensive course for an introduction to project finance. It could have been even better if more advanced, detailed real life cases are included (e.g. what happens when obligations of contracts violated, what are the cases when precautionary terms worked (or not) to save the project, some examples where the model could only be built with specific interventions etc.). Or an advanced version of this course could be designed. Even more, a certification process could be arranged regarding the limited variety of certificates that Coursera offers.