Financing Infrastructure Projects is an essential guide to the different methods and strategies that are used to finance infrastructure projects. The author team brings together extensive banking and engineering experience to present the latest thinking and developments in the effective implementation of finance for infrastructure projects. Fully revised and updated, this second edition includes updated coverage across the sector with a focus on the bankability of infrastructure transactions.
Taking a global perspective, the book provides an accessible guide to financing infrastructure projects: from the basics of project finance, financial instruments and engineering, through to the finance structure facilitating the procurement of infrastructure assets. The book includes two detailed case studies which apply the concepts introduced in the book to examples of infrastructure assets financed in varying industries and geographic regions.
Financing Infrastructure Projects will provide the reader, whether they are an engineer, a student of finance, or someone starting out in the banking industry, with a full understanding of ‘why and how’ infrastructure projects use finance as a method of procurement.
"A very useful glossary of financial terms is provided. The different types of public–private partnerships (PPP) are described together with a summary of how they can be structured. The influence of financial and foreign exchange markets is also described in detail. Typical risk in the procurement of infrastructure projects is explained, with a breakdown in terms of financial and non-financial risks. I found the case studies particularly valuable: one a PPP school in the UK and the other a project in the Middle East. While the book does not give all the answers to funding an infrastructure project, it is certainly a must-read for any civil engineer involved in the early stages of project development as well as those responsible for financial delivery."
Stuart Ross, Arup, UK