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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 Alexander R G

Nov 4, 2017

A differente course that try you understand key issues of project finance. Highly recommended course

By Alex D D

Jun 17, 2022

Excellent introduction to Project Finance and Investing in Infrastructure.

Great practical examples.

By Federico R

Jun 22, 2020

The course is interesting and the lecturer is well prepared and able to deliver in a very good way.

By Ana

Sep 20, 2020

I was able to learn a lot, very grateful for the course! Loves the methodology, amazing materials.

By shruti s

Mar 9, 2019

Stefano Gatti is amazing and the structure of course in so flowy. His approach to explain is nice.

By Ahmed N

Aug 30, 2018

Thank you very much for this interesting course which provides a deeped understanding on the topic

By Anton K

Mar 8, 2022

Very well teaching structure as well as good level for someone with general financial background.

By elif S

Mar 15, 2021

it is the best course I have taken. Theory and the practice has been taught perfectly. Thank you.

By Abhijeet K

Apr 17, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the course! Basic knowledge of balance sheets is a prerequisite for the course

By Charles-Antoine V V

Sep 19, 2020

Good global overview of an infrastrcture project: contracts, stakeholders, financing, valuation.

By Mridul M P

Aug 11, 2017

The Course gives a holistic prospective of steps involved in financing a infrastructure project.

By Hugo C

Dec 8, 2022

Exceptional course with good details to understand in details all the basic of Project Finance

By Samuel K

Nov 13, 2020

Very good introduction to infrastructure and project finance. I wish I did the course earlier!

By Michael H

Feb 9, 2021

A very detailed, concise and well presented course with excellent content via multiple media.

By Aldo M

Jun 9, 2020

very interesting course for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of project finance

By Walusimbi B

May 22, 2019

It is a very wonderful course that will help anyone understand the basics of project finance.

By Javier D

May 15, 2019

Perfect approach, mix of practical and theorical information and, overall, a great professor.

By Derosa R

Dec 17, 2017

Well structured introduction to Project Finance: Prof. Gatti's lessons are really insightful.

By Marcelo d L

Jul 6, 2017

Great course! I would like to thank professor Stefano Gatti and his team for this initiative.

By Mariia P

Aug 31, 2019

A great and valuable intro to project finance and infrastructure investing! Fully recommend!

By Guillaume, F G F D

Apr 29, 2018

Great course that gives a very interesting approach to distinct aspects of project finance !

By Abel S

May 20, 2020

Very good lectures. Clear explanation but still sufficiently detailed and profound content.

By dirceu a

Oct 27, 2017

Straight and valuable concepts with interesting case studies, explained in a very clear way

By Beckett M

Oct 17, 2023

Fantastic course! Well structured and has a great mix of technical and qualitative skills.

By Alejandro F C

Sep 4, 2017

Very complete course. Lectures are very straight forward and the content very interesting.