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tax equity flip in a US partnership – financial modelling considerations

BY Haydn Palliser ON 22 September 2015

For many years now, tax equity partnership flip structures have been used primarily to finance investments in solar and wind projects and it is a common source of confusion for financial modellers working to prepare a dynamic and transparent representation of this event.  Efficient monetization of tax credits remains the driving force behind these complicated structures for these industries. This sophisticated form of partnership balances both the short/medium term appetite of an investor who chooses to defray net income with solar and wind tax credits, and the long-term involvement of a sponsor relying on development fees and project cash flow to achieve their target returns.

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Project Finance transactions and debt sizing versus debt sculpting

BY Haydn Palliser ON 24 February 2015

Financial modelling of debt facilities will always be at the heart of a project finance transaction. Whilst the basic terms and conditions are incorporated in the term sheet, the industry nuances and accepted practices are generally expected by senior bankers to simply be embedded into the model. 
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