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Project Financing

Course Name Project Financing
Advanced Module: Diploma Program in Corporate Finance
Schedule November 18, 2017 - December 2, 2017


9:00am - 5:00pm

Price: Php 19,500

Project financing has increasingly emerged as the preferred alternative to conventional methods of financing large-scale, capital-intensive projects, from pipelines and refineries to power-generating facilities, hydroelectric projects and many others. Even the government has used it to finance many of its infrastructure projects.

Project financing covers a host of issues that can be quite intricate and formidable; misunderstood and misapplied, these can result in project viability erosion and/or hefty cost overruns.

This substantive three-day module attempts to untangle the intricacies of project financing and walks the participants through the entire process in a user-friendly manner, from a comprehensive exploration of facts, figures and potential faux pas to the preparation of the financial plan, assessment of risks, design of financing mix and raising of funds. The module likewise discusses the process' underlying security support and legal documentation.


Successful completion of this module enables the participants to:

1.  Gain a comprehensive understanding of project financing,
     its intricacies and benefits as well as the challenges project
     proponents routinely face;
2.  Assess the viability and bankability of large-scale, capital-intensive
3.  Identify and evaluate the potential risks associated with proposed
4.  Develop financial plans and test the reasonableness of the
     assumptions used therein;
5.  Structure appropriate financing schemes for selected projects,
     including features intended to mitigate perceived risks;
6.  Identify sources of special financing programs offered by funding
     institutions that can be tapped as part of the financing package; and
7.  Understand the underlying security support and legal documentation
     for proposed projects.

Who should attend

This module is highly recommended for investment bankers, business professionals and other finance practitioners involved, one way or another, in structuring the most cost-effective means of financing their large-scale, capital intensive projects. Those familiar with or have adequate working knowledge of investment banking and basic business mathematics and statistics will find this module most meaningful and beneficial.


The module, which employs lectures, interactive discussions, case studies and practical application exercises, covers the following areas:

  • Project financing: definitions, rationale, intricacies,
    benefits and challenges
  • Project financing vs. direct financing
  • Analysis and evaluation of project viability and bankability
  • Preparation of cash flow projections and  their use to
    measure expected rates of return
  • Determining a project's borrowing capacity
  • Risk assessment and mitigation
  • Credit requirements of lenders
  • Legal structure and security arrangements
  • Financial plan preparation
  • Design and development of suitable financing arrangement