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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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Dec 11, 2016

It was really a nice course and gain deep knowledge about Financing in Infrastructure....

By Jordan B

Jan 11, 2023

Top quality introduction to project finance, assuming some corporate finance (up to IRR)

By Don V

Jun 7, 2023

The content was amazing, the format great, the Profession super entertaining and clear!

By Shiladitya M

May 18, 2020

Very useful course for professionals involved in project financing and PPP structuring.

By santiago d

Dec 6, 2018

Excellent, the course is very well structured and taught, materials are also very good.

By Adriana T

Jul 15, 2019

The couse is very well developed, easy to understant and professor Stefano is AMAZING!

By Callum H

Jul 30, 2022

Really good foundational insight into the Project Finance and Infrastructure sector.

By stavros k

Jul 15, 2022

Very Very Good. The lectures, the tests ...everything! And very close to real life !

By Sarah H

Feb 12, 2018

Well structured and organised course. High level yet contains all the essence of PF.

By Najmi F

Sep 26, 2022

Great course for understanding financial approach in Infrastructure Business Model

By Santiago M

Jul 15, 2020

Great course to familiarize with the concepts of project finance in infraestructure

By Prakshit B

May 14, 2021

Fantastic course for a fundamental understanding of the subject. Very well taught.

By Manuel C V

Sep 7, 2023

Best Coursera so far! Totally recommended to learn real project finance concepts!

By Albane Z

May 25, 2023

Very clear, very stuctured, great overview of Infrastructure financing, thank you


Aug 23, 2022

Très bon cours, bien présenté, bonnes illustrations, bons exemples, bien audible.

By Bernardo I

Oct 24, 2020

It combines the theory and the practice of Project Finance in a very thorough way

By Horace G

Jan 23, 2019

Explanations, clear. Structure, easy to follow. Examples/cases very illuminating.

By Tancrede d M

Jun 9, 2022

Great setup! Resources material is really good and his explications are perfect!

By Julio H R

Nov 16, 2020

Excelente curso, el material es completo y los temas de análisis son relevantes.

By Baptiste M

Mar 18, 2019

Very good course as an introduction to corporate finance with real application.

By Jorge V

Jan 3, 2018

Excellent course, well structured and comprehensive while remaining accessible.

By Aditya S

Jul 31, 2017

Very useful and interesting course. Many new things I learned from this course.

By Nermeen M

Dec 3, 2017

Excellent course. Extremely beneficial to finance practitioners and beginners.

By Novianty

Jul 10, 2017

Great for basic essential understanding of Project Finance with real examples.

By Maria T R d T

Sep 24, 2023

Fantastic content, clear explanations and very insightful course. Thank you.