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Project Financing 8th Edition
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The eighth edition is a fundamental and essential update to the seventh edition published in 2000. This new edition examines a comprehensive range of existing and newer topics that are relevant to project financing in 2012 and explores current trends in the project finance and leasing industries. Contributors are experienced academics and practitioners. Since the first edition was published, the financial markets have undergone tremendous upheavals and many new structures and instruments have been created to meet the financing needs of business. This edition considers the wider world of project finance, applicable to such diverse situations as venture capital and leveraged buyouts, and using new approaches such as Islamic finance techniques. The eighth edition is an essential and over-due update to the previous edition published in 2000. The eighth edition updates a comprehensive review of financial and related topics which are relevant to project financing in 2012 and explores current trends in financial modelling of a project, risk management and the private finance initiatives. This is a comprehensive and practical book full of advice and tips for successful project financing, including leasing, offering a clear, easy to understand guide to a complex area with examples. The topic coverage is well organized and complete moving from the fundamentals to the more complex issues. There is an extensive glossary to support readers. Finally the use of 12 practitioner case studies brings many of these complex issues to life. This is the new edition of the clear, easy-to-understand industry-standard text on project financing. With a good overview of a broad area and using principles of project financing to explain complex structures, this book includes lots of examples and case studies (including Eurotunnel, Dabhol, multiple Paiton deals and other recent deals along with subsequent developments) to show the concepts in use, examine outcomes and to ensure you understand important issues such as effective project structuring and financing, financial modelling for project valuation, and risk management. Substantially updated and expanded to provide the latest developments in all aspects of project financing. An important manual reference, this book is a must-have for every project financier's desk. The text unites the domain of project financing with a wealth of project management techniques, supported by diagrams and charts and other pictorial features, where appropriate. All these supporting features facilitate a better understanding of the accompanying text for the reader. In many chapters there are diagrams to clarify the specific transaction structure discussed in the accompanying text. These diagrams enable the reader to get a very clear idea of the transaction structure, which is particularly useful where it is complex or unusual. There are also a number of checklists to assist stakeholders in the project and resource management of complex project financings. The new financial modelling chapters allow exploration of some of the pitfalls project models encounter, challenging the accurate replication of the project cash flows for stakeholders to evaluate. In the later new risk management chapters, worked examples are included to illustrate the techniques in practice. The new public private partnership/private finance initiatives chapter introduces readers to this new approach to public projects. References are made to useful websites throughout the text. Cases are included at the end of the main text to encourage examination of real-life examples of project financing in practice and also highlight specific issues of current interest. The book will be helpful to project finance sponsors, lawyers, host governments, bankers and providers of capital
- Amazon Sales Rank: #3423102 in Books
- Published on: 2012-07-01
- Original language: English
- Dimensions: 9.69" h x 1.57" w x 7.44" l, .0 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 550 pages
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
By Anthony Johnson
I was not impressed with this book. It was over 500 pages and it seemed there was a abundance of "filler" and not entirely useful information to the average project finance individual. For example, ch 29 is about restructuring and M&A. Ch 25 was about Controlling risk via risk-sharing derivatives contracts. Ch 20 was about Financial Modeling and it was not a good read. While these topics are applicable to PF, In my opinion, they are not topics that need a lot of coverage, except modeling but as stated I believe the chapter was not too helpful.
Also, it is clear to me that the author is a foreigner as the grammar is less than spectacular (i.e.: commas being used where they shouldn't and extra words that are not needed, which make the read more difficult than it should be).
Considering the cost of the book and the authors experience, one would think there would AT LEAST be an excel model included on CD or available online.
I have not read the case studies yet and plan to do so. I am glad I have the book but I think it was extremely overpriced at near $300. I would not recommend this book and instead buy a cheaper book.
I have read a few and the ones below are much cheaper and the read flows better.
- Principles of Project Finance, Second Edition - a good book. Author is I believe Yescomb
- Project finance in theory and practice, Stephano Gatti
- If you are interested in modeling I would recommend Modeling Structured Finance Cash Flows with Microsoft Excel: A Step-by-Step Guide.Book & CD-ROM by Keith Allman.