Contrary to the popular perception, project finance is no longer the sole domain of mega-dollar infrastructure and major construction deals. It can be applied to deals as low as sub-$10m to, effectively, no upper limit across many sectors (we offer a choice of 40), worldwide. Over the past two decades it has grown and evolved into an overcrowded and opaque 126,000+ private capital funds (managing and allocating 20.35tn of private capital see Media Backgrounder for full stats) and thousands of capital-raising projects at any one time. It became almost impossible for buy- and sell-sides to interact. The opening of the Project Finance Exchange (PFX), has introduced, for the first time, the long-awaited marketplace through which projects and funds can connect and engage seamlessly.
But the often overlooked defining tenet still prevails in that lending is predicated on the track record and financial stability of whoever is contracted to buy the output from the built project, the ‘off-taker’, and not on forecasts in a business plan or prospectus. This unique structure provides the risk-mitigated long-term returns that private investors seek, making private debt the preferred structure for most private capital fund managers.
PFX is a closed, private capital market for hedge, private equity/debt and alternative capital funds as well as investment banks, family offices and other reservoirs of private capital. Once registered, your company name and contact details will never be released into the public domain. Your details will never be for sale. PFX is not yet another ‘investment platform’ but a genuine, structured global private capital market focused exclusively on project finance. The only people who get to know you are registered with PFX is the Regional Manager (RM) handling any transactions you want to engage with, and then their client if they agree. All our RM’s are seasoned, experienced project finance intermediaries who supervise quality control over all listings from Elevator Pitch, through Exec Summary to Full Deck. Every deal fully vetted, submission-ready and produced to the PFX standard structure and format.
Raising Project Finance
Project Principals: If you are raising project finance please click the Submit Project tab above. You will be able to find a PFX Regional Manager (RM) for your region and the short Intake Form you complete will give them an indication of what and where your project is, and how close to being submission-ready you are. They will provide you with your template Engagement Agreement and the PFX Listings Worksheet, which guides you into producing a professional and compelling Elevator Pitch and Executive Summary. Your RM will assist where necessary in assembling your Full Deck and Project Plan.
Intermediaries: Please connect with an RM near you through the Submit Project tab above. They will provide you with an NCNDA and fee-share agreement. You can then present all your opportunities through the same RM no matter where they are in the world.
David’s 40+ year career has spanned telecoms, publishing/financial PR/marcoms, early-stage and growth financing leading to project financing since 2005. He has written comment, opinion and features in countless business and finance media worldwide including the FT, Indian Economic Times and Australian Financial Review. He specified the unique fintech that powers PFX and leads all strategy, marketing communications and the growing network of PFX Regional Managers. He has been semi-retired since 2016 when he wrote The RAISING PROJECT FINANCE Handbook which led directly to the launch of PFX.
Derek’s experience in coding and development across finance, retail and logistics software automation brings a fresh perspective to FinTech. He played a key role in evolving a client validation tool that is now in use by hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide and believes in deploying his coding skills into a positive and enjoyable user experience. He has built on David’s original site specifications and, with his dedicated team, has developed PFX to specifically meet the needs of the global project finance market, without diluting the functionality into other financing structures such as M&A, VC etc.
PFX Regional Managers
A growing cohort of, currently, 15 seasoned professionals with some 300 years of corporate/project finance, banking and other relevant financial experience and qualifications between them. They ensure that all projects listed on PFX are submission ready, or have relevant supporting documentation in process and will be available to interested funders. Using our Listing Worksheet they ensure that the Elevator Pitch, Executive Summary, Full Deck and Project Plan are produced to the PFX fixed format and standard that will meet the demands of any Head of Origination. We do not expect our RM complement to grow to any more than 40 or 50.