Brickstone Dealcamp Series
Project Finance Fundamentals for Infrapreneurs
Brickstone Dealcamps Series were designed for the African Infrapreneur developing projects but lack the knowledge of basic limited recourse financial principles in making the deal happen.
We define “Infrapreneurs” as Entrepreneurs or business owners who are typically in corporate business but now wants to develop a new project. They also called Project Sponsors in the Limited Resource Finance space. These individuals often point to project finance being the most important skill they cherish. What complicates the matter further is that debt and equity financial decision making in the context of new project ventures is different from materials taught in most finance & accounting courses.
This course is aimed primarily at CEOs with little or limited finance knowledge but who are incubating projects in Energy and Infrastructure space. Brickstone believes it is also important important that CEOs have a solid grasp of basic project finance awareness in order to agree with other project stakeholders and appreciate project finance principles that affect the value of their large scale projects
- A Two (2)-day training covering the basic project finance knowledge for infraprenuers
- Consists of lectures, hands-on group exercises and case studies.
At the end of the programme participants would be able to:
- Explain key Project Finance Elements
- Understand financial terms and confidently discuss issues that affect project company finance
- Discuss basic Project Finance Terminology and Concepts;
- Highlight the basic components of project finance;
- Understand project participants and their roles;
- Structuring the Project Vehicle
- Preparing the Project Financing Plan
Who Can Participate?
Entrepreneurs wishing to gain a clearer understanding of the fundamentals of business finance and how finance impacts on the decisions they make on a day-to-day basis either at a departmental or company-wide level.
The course provides important experience and practical examples in the following areas:
Day One : Module 01 – Understanding Key Project Finance Elements
◎ Conceptual Differences Corporate Finance vs Project Finance
Helping participants appreciate how Project Finance Differs from Corporate Financing most entrepreneurs are used to.
◎ An Overview of International Project Finance
Discuss basic Project Finance Terminology and Concepts; and Highlight the basic components of project finance; project participants and their roles
◎ Basic Considerations & Sources of Project Finance
Explain the motivations of Project Finance or Corporate Finance? Discuss Structuring, Structuring Vehicles and Sources of Project Finance
◎ Introduction to Project Development Stages
Helping participants to understand the project development stages in Project Finance transactions: Pre-Bid, Contract Negotiation Stage and Money-Raising Stage
Day Two : Module 02 – Project Development through Project Finance
◎ Developing a Limited Recourse Finance Project
Recap of the Stages issues within the project development phases
◎ Re-bid stage
Selecting the right project; Determining whether to submit an unsolicited proposal, Selecting the “right” advocacy, Conducting a technical feasibility study, understand the Length and cost of development process
◎ Contract negotiation stage
Market study for projects with no off-take agreement, Negotiating the project agreements, understand the need for a Environmental/social resettlement report
◎ Financing stage
Securing lowest financing costs, Understanding how to achieve the highest risk-reward trade-off possible, Minimizing exposure to the project
Lagos ( 22 and 23 November 2019)
Abuja (January 2020)