Introduction to Project Finance Boot Camp
Wednesday, December 9 – Friday, December 11
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Course Goals and Overview:
Project Finance Modeling requires complexity not seen in typical corporate finance models. This course breaks down everything needed to build and interpret project finance models for a transaction. Learn project finance financial statement modeling, debt sizing mechanics, running upside & downside cases, and more.
Day 1: Project Finance Principles; Modeling Best Practices
You will learn the principles for project finance and the key drivers for structuring transactions in order to maximize the benefits for debt lenders, equity investors and public agencies. Our instructors will walk you though project finance modeling best practices and how to set up your model to maximize efficiency. Students will begin the process of building a project finance model.
Day 2: Building the Project Finance Model
Trainees continue the project finance model building process with a focus on building operational calculations and financing structure calculations involving multiple tranches of debt and equity. These calculations will take into consideration accounting principles by providing students with hands on experience in building 3-statement accounting sheets to track project performance.
Day 3: Project Finance Model Completion
Trainees complete the project finance model and build model outputs to analyze the impact of various scenarios to key project metrics (ie: debt service coverage ratio, equity IRR, Project WACC) and financial statements. This day will allow for students to take a step back and understand the implications of various project assumptions to project performance.
Comprehensive training materials (manuals and online exercises), Detailed reusable modifiable Excel model templates, Unlimited e-mail support for content-related questions for 12 months post-seminar.
What You'll Need: Laptop, Notepad, and Calculator
Wall Street Prep
Shesi Xie, has 10+ years of experience in the social infrastructure and transportation sectors. She has extensive experience in project finance, asset privatizations, infrastructure commercial strategy, and public private partnerships. Prior to founding SXM Strategies, Shesi was a Vice President in KPMG’s Infrastructure Advisory Practice and was the financial and commercial advisor to various public agencies for their alternative delivery programs. Her work consisted of project screening, financial analysis, financial modeling, term sheet negotiation, and commercial structuring advice for public and private sector clients.