Learn how debt and equity can be used to finance infrastructure investments and how investors approach infrastructure investments.
According to the OECD, the total global infrastructure investment requirement by 2030 for transport, electricity generation, transmission & distribution, and water & telecommunications comes to 71 trillion dollars. This figure represents about 3.5% of the annual World GDP from 2007 to 2030.
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 capital investment
will be needed to achieve targets set by the European Commission for broadband
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 technique for infrastructure investments. The repeated use of real life examples and case studies allows students to link the theoretical background to actual business practice.
At the end of the course, students will be in the position to analyze a complex transaction, to identify key elements of the deal and to suggest proper solutions for deal structuring from the perspective of a financial advisor.
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