Project Finance Best Practice Modelling Course

Course Overview

  • The aim of the course is to enable participants to create, use and analyse a project finance model
  • Using a case study approach and proven techniques for best practice modelling, participants will develop a structured, transparent and flexible project finance financial model
  • Calculations cover revenues, operating costs, capital expenditure, depreciation, debt and equity financing leading to the development of integrated financial statements
  • Participants will learn to work with the powerful and easy to follow FAST modelling practice methodology
  • These skills can be used to support reviews by lenders and to support organisations that develop projects
  • Throughout the course, key aspects of project finance transactions are discussed and how these may be translated into a financial model

Benefits of Attending

  • FAST best practice methodology rules and techniques
  • Gain a deeper understanding of project finance transactions, the types of models used and their typical structure
  • Practical experience developing a project finance model
  • Ability to incorporate real inputs into model, tailor outputs of the model to end users and interpret the results
  • Review a financial model with a focus on key metrics
  • Run sensitivities and optimisation
  • Conduct due diligence on a model


  • Be able to navigate Excel’s menu options
  • Working knowledge of financial statements
  • Some experience of working on project finance models is preferable

Learning Objectives

  • The course is interactive, comprising of a mix of theory, group discussions, instructor-led demonstrations and Excel-based exercises for participants to undertake
  • Participants are provided with a slide pack, an illustrations booklet covering key Excel formulae, instructions to modelling exercises and exercise solution files
  • These will be used during the course and will serve as valuable reference material following the course should participants wish to refresh their skills at a later date

Who Should Attend?

  • Project finance professionals
  • Structured finance professionals
  • Private equity professionals
  • Business development managers
  • Investment managers
  • Financial analysts
  • Public sector professionals
Earn 16 hours CPD points for attending this event!
Andrew Shiaka, Vice President within the Resources and Project Finance team at Absa Capital.  Andrew is a seasoned project finance transactor with over 10 years industry and deal experience. Andrew is focussed on originating and executing project finance transactions in South Africa and the rest of Africa. His primary focus is on the power and...

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Payment Methods: Kindly note that payment is required no later than 14 days from invoice date. In the event of nonpayment, Masterclass Events reserves the right to cancel the booking and the full amount under disagreement will be due and payable.

Confirmation Details: Upon reception of your booking, we will e-mail each registered person our delegate confirmation pack. This pack will include venue information with a map and specific event details. If you have not received confirmation within one week of booking, kindly contact us on 012 654 8615 for assistance. Delegate fees include all workshop materials, lunch and refreshments for each day. Please note that hotel accommodation and travel are not included in the price. We can offer travel and hotel booking assistance if required. If you require any travel assistance please contact us.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy: Delegates unable to attend the event may send a substitute delegate in their place. Please send written details of substitution. Written cancellations must be received more than 10 working days prior to the date of the event and will be liable for 50% of the event fee. Failure to cancel, or cancellations received 10 working days or less prior to the event date, will result in liability for the full event fee. Masterclass Events reserves the right to alter the program and speaker details without notice.

R 13 495.00 (VAT Excl) per delegate

Group Discounts
3+ delegates: 10% group discount
5+ delegates: 15% group discount

Bookings are confirmed upon receipt of signed registration form. All prices are exclusive of 15% VAT.

There is a R605 per day surcharge for Kosher & Halaal Meals.

Payment Methods:
Kindly note that payment is required no later than 14 days from invoice date. In the event of nonpayment, Masterclass Events reserves the right to cancel the booking and the full amount under disagreement will be due and payable.

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