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Project Finance in

Project Finance in
A Structured Guide to Assessment
Anthony Merna
Oriel Group Practice
Manchester, UK

Yang Chu
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Manchester Business School
The University of Manchester

Faisal Fahad Al-Thani
Senior Director and Head of Business Development
Maersk Oil
Doha, Qatar

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This edition first published 2010
C Anthony Merna
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Merna, Anthony.
Project finance in construction : a structured guide to assessment/Anthony Merna,
Yang Chu, Faisal Al-Thani. – 1st ed.
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ISBN 978-1-4443-3477-7 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Infrastructure (Economics)–Finance.
2. Industrial developmentprojects. 3. Risk management. 4. Public-private sector
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List of illustrations
List of tables
About theAuthors


1 Introduction




The development of project finance
Financial assessment
What is financial assessment?
Why perform a financial assessment?
Who is involved in the risk assessment process?
Where should a financial assessment be performed?
When should a financial assessment be performed?
What data are to be used?
How shouldassessment outputs be presented?
Purpose of this guide
Scope of the guide

2 Project finance


Definition of project finance
The key characteristics of project finance
Special project/purpose vehicle
Contractual arrangement
Non-/limited recourse
Off-balance sheet transaction
Robust income stream of the project as the basis
for financing
Legal and financial...
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