The cost of debt in hospital project finance in Italy

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Abstract

Ageing populations require larger healthcare facilities, in spite of growing public budget constraints, inducing to wonder whether we can afford what we increasingly need. New healthcare infrastructures, compliant with Eurostat rules, may not be accounted as public debt increasing investments, if financed with PFI, transferring adequate risks to the private counterpart. There is so little wonder that project finance is increasingly popular in countries like Italy. This paper contains an original analysis of sources of funding (capital, subordinated and senior debt, together with public grant.), with their timing and risk profile, essential for correct pricing of cost of debt and bankability. Growing spreads due to recessionary credit crunch somewhat offset decreasing interest rates and leverage has unsurprisingly become more expensive and less popular, this being a back-to-theearth lesson that both practitioners and academics are painfully starting to learn.
Titolo tradotto del contributo[Autom. eng. transl.] The cost of debt in hospital project finance in Italy
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)73-85
Numero di pagine13
RivistaMecosan
Volume20
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2011

Keywords

  • Debt underwriting
  • Healthcare
  • PPP/PFI

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