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About the Course

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....

Top reviews

Dec 27, 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.

Aug 19, 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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By Georgios T

Apr 25, 2017

Great course, great professor. Good for beginners !

By Ilka N B

Sep 4, 2018

Excellent, well-structure course. I learned a lot!

By Randyka A K

Sep 3, 2017

Very interesting and insightful. Very recommended.

By Sergio L

Feb 21, 2021

Very interesting and practical course. Thank you.

By Adil H

Jun 24, 2020

Très instructif, parfait pour maîtriser le sujet.

By Claudio M

Jul 30, 2019

Great course. Very interesting and great teacher.

By Romolo C

Apr 10, 2018

Excellent job by Stefano, very clear and detailed

By OlivierMorin

Jan 14, 2018

Very interesting class. I've leaned a great deal!

By Dhanunjaya M

Jun 15, 2017

great content and format. I wish there was more!


Oct 22, 2016

Great course and explanations from the Professor!

By Ricardo B S

Feb 7, 2021

Amazing course! I acquired very useful knowledge

By Tomás M M

Apr 26, 2020

Great course to set the bases of project finance


Jul 16, 2020

well learned. Thank you Professor Stefano Gatti

By carlos o i l

Mar 7, 2018

The best course I have seen on Coursera so far!

By Christian W

Jul 30, 2020

Good self learning. Some quizes are not easy !

By Md. A A F

Apr 22, 2020

Great course. Good presentation and materials.

By Giselle M d F D

Jul 11, 2018

A high quality course! I'm glad to participate

By Hassan D

Jun 23, 2017

Excellent Introductory Course in Infra Finance

By Andrea M

Apr 30, 2020

A very clear and efficient way to communicate

By Krisdayanti A

Nov 18, 2020

very good course! Problem case is very good!


Apr 12, 2020

Excellent course. Congratulations Mr. Gatti

By Александра Л

Apr 24, 2018

Interesting Cases, lectures and useful tests

By Sejong Y

Jun 6, 2017

Very helpful to understand project finance!!

By Ahmed G

Apr 29, 2019

Simply, one of the MOOCs I have ever taken.

By Raphaël B

Aug 31, 2018

Bonnes bases pour la compréhension du sujet