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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 mabi M

Jan 8, 2019

five star . a very concise course

By Angel L

Jul 4, 2018

excellent content, easy to follow

By Denys S G d M

May 8, 2018

Great course and market overview!

By Anta G D

Aug 6, 2019

Bon overview du project finance

By Fabien S

Dec 7, 2019

Excellent and very educational

By supanut s

Oct 21, 2019

Great and wide open experience

By Kaidi Y

Dec 20, 2016

Very well structured course.

By Vineet K S

Jun 27, 2019

very good and knowledgeable

By A J

Feb 22, 2019

It is an excellent course!

By Vignesh.J

Aug 17, 2017

Thanks for the oppurtunity


Apr 14, 2017

A very high quality MOOC!

By devon g

Sep 4, 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed that!

By Agung A L

Mar 18, 2020

Great and amazing module


Jun 4, 2018

submitted review earlier

By Fei G

Mar 29, 2019

Like it. Very practical

By Wafaa N

May 2, 2018

Very informative course

By Giuliana M R G

Sep 27, 2017

Very good and detailed.

By Kirill S

Sep 15, 2017

Thank You very much!

By Rajeev S

Sep 7, 2020

Very good knowledge

By sumit k r

Jun 8, 2020


By Faye i

Jan 20, 2017

Best professor ever

By Wanda A A

Jul 18, 2021

very nice course

By German R

Jan 22, 2019

excellent course

By eduardo c m

Dec 2, 2016


By Ilham B

Feb 23, 2021

Simply the best