It's the most common question in the industry yet it's difficult to answer because there is no universally accepted definition of project finance. Worse still, many widely used definitions of project financing aren't in agreement. Because there are numerous elements of project finance common to all project financings. Gulf Coast Finance we look to those elements of project finance to provide.
Identifying the common elements of project finance is a worthy exercise to determine if project finance is really the best type of financing for your deal. If you cannot envision all of these elements of project financing being part of your deal, project finance is not the right financing. In the alternative, you should consider trade finance, contract finance, monetization or traditional corporate finance.