Major New Textbook on Project Finance Published by Gower

Gower Publishing in UK has announced the publication of The Principles of Project Finance, a new textbook edited by Rod Morrison.  Morrison is the editor of Project Finance International and is a globally recognized authority on the subject of financing major projects internationally. Chapters in the book are authored by financiers, consultants and experts on project finance from around the world.

According to the Gower news release: The Principles of Project Finance reviews the technique of project finance. It explores, step-by-step, the key ingredients of the concept. The book is aimed at a business savvy audience, but one which is not necessarily up to speed on the concept, and has a global reach by covering both OECD countries and the emerging markets.

Project finance is positioned at a key point between the global capital markets and the energy and infrastructure industries. To explain and illustrate the ideas behind project finance, the book is made of chapters written by a range of leading players in the market from around the world and is split into four sections:

  • The first reviews various themes and issues key to the project finance market – views from bankers, lawyers and advisers plus chapters on bank, bond and multilateral finance and a look at environmental, insurance and construction market issues.
  • The second section looks at how project finance is used in various sectors of the energy and infrastructure market – renewable energy, oil and gas, mining, PPPs and roads and transportation.
  • The third then takes an in-depth look at various projects finance markets from around the world – Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Turkey, Russia, Africa, France, USA and Brazil.
  • Finally, the fourth section presents a series of Top 10 deal case studies from the pages of Thomson Reuters Project Finance International (PFI), the leading source of global project finance information.

Rod Morrison has been editor of Project Finance International, the leading global information source on project finance since 1993. The publication is part of Thomson Reuters and includes daily news updates, a bi-weekly news magazine, monthly supplements and a Yearbook. He has hosted numerous conferences and roundtables on the subject around the world. Mr Morrison has edited seven books on the subject covering topics such as infrastructure, oil and gas, renewable, power and mining.

Founded in 1967 and based in the UK, Gower is an independent publisher, widely recognized as a specialist in project management books and resources. Gower’s publishing programme includes a range of over 1000 titles from classic business and project management books through to the most challenging and cutting edge topics. Gower’s expert authors are continually developing new titles and are drawn from respected academic institutions and industries worldwide.  Gower’s project management home page can be found at  www.gowerpublishing.com/projectmanagement

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