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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

TG

Aug 20, 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.

CY

Nov 03, 2017

Great course and great professor! I think this really helps me to understanding the fundamental knowledge of project finance. I think the additional study materials are really worth reading!

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By Minori C

Oct 29, 2017

Good introductory content. Video specially made. Worth the $49 investment

By Jaime R

Oct 07, 2019

Great introduction to project finance with very interesting case studies

By Fernando P

Jun 24, 2019

Great course providing a very comprehensive overview on project finance

By Gilles T

Aug 23, 2019

Very helpful. A 360° view of the infrastructure project finance world

By Cheung C H

Jun 20, 2017

Excellent explanation of topics coupled with real life illustrations

By Mohammed A D H

Sep 23, 2019

It was an interesting course, well presented and not boring at all.

By Eduardo R

Jul 10, 2017

It was an excelent course, thanks to the proffesor and institution.

By Marcelo G L

Nov 17, 2016

Excelent and well teached! Bocconi delivered a high quality course.

By Looi C S

May 24, 2020

Insightful and clear explanation that makes it easy to understand.

By BAPTISTE B

Apr 22, 2020

Very good and interesting course, well presented by the Professor.

By Athenkosi G

Apr 30, 2020

The course is made easy through the provision of practical exams.

By Jaime C

May 24, 2017

Terrific training, I got a real understanding of Project Finance.

By Pishenbay U

Sep 14, 2017

Great course with insigtful content and knowledgeable lecturer!

By Noel F A

Nov 02, 2019

great course, whic give you a wide vision of project financing

By Roman H

May 30, 2017

Very well set up and easy to follow ... great course structure

By Marko K

Jan 18, 2017

Very pedagogical, excellent examples, could not ask for more.

By Sabina R H

Jun 13, 2020

This course was fantastic it will help with my profession.

By Alejandro T

Dec 16, 2017

Great introduction to understand how project finance works.

By Edem

Dec 11, 2016

Simply Brilliant - Challenging and I learnt a lot. Thanks!!

By Тахир

Feb 12, 2017

Outstanding course both in content and presentation sides!

By Ismail Y A

Sep 07, 2016

Good lessons for Financing and Investing in infrastructure

By Zakhar N

May 06, 2020

Great presentation. Perhaps more modeling would be good.

By Chung Z U

Nov 08, 2016

very good, i hope professor can make it a specialization

By Moussa S

Feb 28, 2020

very interesting course and many things to learn about

By Fumiaki O

Jan 01, 2019

Very throgh course on fundamentals of project finance.