Certificate in Project Finance

LEORON Professional Development Institute
Training overview
Professional Course
Virtual Classroom
2 days

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Course description

Certificate in Project Finance

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

Who should attend?

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for

This programme will be relevant to a range of participants who are involved in the evaluation and/or structuring of large scale Project Finance transactions including:

  • 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

Training content

Day 1


  • 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

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

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

Day 2

Developing PF Projections and Financial Statements

  • Establishing and testing assumptions?
  • What is the benchmark for the sector?

Developing the Financial Model

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

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

Certification / Credits

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.

Why choose Leoron?

LEORON has worked with some of the largest companies in the World - but importantly we care about the individual. Through our Customer Happiness Team we ensure that everyone who attends a LEORON course has the support before, during and after to ensure their training needs are met.

We offer the highest level of training delivery, whether that be in our live-virtual training or in-classroom sessions, with our expert instructors guiding you through everything so that you’re left feeling assured and confident to utilize your new knowledge going forward.

About Leoron

LEORON Professional Development Institute

LEORON is the fastest growing global training institute in the World, having evolved over the past 11 years into a dominant training institute that offers a comprehensive set of training and development solutions to both individuals and businesses. Our locations...

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