Infrastructure Finance and PPP

2 days 18-19 Jul 2018, London UK £2,795.00 + VAT* Download brochure Add to basket

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This course represents module 4 of the Project Finance Academy.

Module 4 In the final two days participants will become familiar with the wide array of models for Public Private Partnerships (PPP) designed to link public sector financial resources and accountability with private sector discipline, expertise, and capital. They will look at approaches to ‘balancing risk’ among various stakeholders, creditors and guarantors of projects as well as policy objectives like ‘value for money” central to Sovereign and Sub-sovereign governmental decision-making. Case examples cover projects in transport, water, sanitation, besides services and other infrastructure.
This final module also pays careful attention to the many techniques for enhancing the terms of funding provided by official players like the World Bank, ADB, EIB, IADB, EBRD, the Islamic Development Bank, Export Credit Agencies, use to promote infrastructure development.

Four Workshops That Can Be Booked Together or Separately:

This programme consists of four separately bookable modules, book the full Project finance academy and save £2535.


Agenda coming shortly - sector specific modules to be confirmed

Who should attend

All professionals involved in infrastructure finance from across government and government agencies, project sponsors, contractors, financial institutions including multilaterals and export credit agencies, as well as consulting and advisory firms.

  • Head of Project Finance
  • Head of Corporate Finance
  • Head of Structured Finance
  • Treasurer
  • Project Manager
  • Accountant
  • Analyst
  • Sales Manager


We work with a series of expert instructors, please select the course location of interest to review the credentials of who will be delivering the programme.

Meg Osius
The Course Director specializes in capital markets, risk management, and international project finance. She works with corporations, financial institutions, public agencies, law firms, and private equity investors. She has had extensive transactional experience in the oil, gas, power, transport, and telecom sectors.

She began her career at JP Morgan Chase Manhattan Bank, where she structured highly leveraged deals and project financings also advising clients on foreign exchange and other price risk management strategies. Before that she was responsible for evaluating the quality of the bank’s global loan portfolio as well as that of its newly acquired affiliates. In that role she had extensive experience with workout and distressed debt.

She has published articles in the business press and co-authored several self-study guides covering international project finance, trade and export finance, foreign exchange, and financial futures. The World Bank has published her articles on approaches to financial analysis in emerging markets.

Previously she was Chairperson of the Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) of the Public Private Infrastructure Advancement Fund (PPIAF) managed by the World Bank. The fund provides technical assistance to emerging market governments in order to encourage private involvement in infrastructure development. She is currently a Director of British Caribbean Bank and Waterloo Holdings Ltd. She received an M.B.A. from INSEAD, the European Institute of Business  Administration, in Fontainebleau, France. Her B.A. degree is from Princeton University.



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Day 7 

Themes: Infrastructure Projects, PPP, and Transportation

What is a Public Private Partnership (PPP)?

  • Public Private Partnerships (PPP) Principles
  • Roles for the Public and Private Sector
  • Different Structures and Degrees of Private Participation
     - Contract Services: Operations and Maintenance (O&M), O&M and Management
     - Leasing, Lease Develop Operate (LDO), Lease Purchase, Sale Leaseback 
     - Design Build: DB, DBM, DBO, DBFO, BOT, BOO Concessions
     - Privatization

PPP Tender Process

  • Specifying User Needs in Output Terms
  • Private Sector Informational Requirements
  • Identifying Bidders and Assessing Risks Negotiating Strategies and Closing

Sources of Finance: Managing and Allocating Risks in PPP; Making a Deal Bankable

  • Collecting Information/ Macro and Micro Concerns of Banks
  • Risk Allocation in PPP/ Developing a Specialized Matrix
  • Risk Mitigation Techniques
  • Analysing Risk Assumptions (Operating and Maintenance, Construction, Financial, Revenues)
  • Environmental Considerations
  • Consultants in the PPP Process

Quantitative Risk Analysis and Cashflow Forecasts

  • Requirements of Creditors vs Investors
  •  Other Stakeholder Considerations
  • “Value for Money” and the Public Sector Comparator (PSC); Unitary Payments (UPs)

Case Study: Financing a Tollroad
Participants will break into groups to evaluate the financing scheme for a  toll road. They will assess the allocation of risks, and concession terms, and other contractual agreements.  A cash flow model will be used to test qualitative assumptions.

Day 8  

Themes: Financing Water, Sanitation and Other Social Services Projects

Case Discussion 

Legal and Contractual Issues in PPP Projects

  • Regulatory Framework and Enforceability
  • Policy Objectives of the Government Concessions and Licensing,
  • Process and Oversight

Case Study:  Reviewing a DBFO Term Sheet

Sources of Credit and Risk Support in International PPP Projects

  • Official Risk Enhancers and Development Banks
  • Rating Agencies and Pension Fund Sales
  • Accessing Local Capital Markets in Developing Countries

Water  and Sanitation Infrastructure

  • Special Features of Water and Sanitation Projects
  • Array of Funding Structures for Service Agreements and  Concessions
  • Who are the Players? Investors? Lenders?

Two Case Studies:

  • Financing a Water Treatment Plant 
  • Non-revenue Water (NRW)

Participants will review the terms of a concession for a municipal wastewater treatment plant. They will also review a service contract for reducing non-revenue water. In each case they will consider the merits of the proposed financing.

PPP and Social Infrastructure 

  • Financing Hospitals, Schools, Prisons, Others
  • Sample Concessions and Contract Terms
  • Risk Evaluation and Allocation
  • Monitoring Requirements

Case Example:  Financing a Hospital
Self-test and Wrap-up

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