Project Finance

Project finance is a form of syndicated finance designed for long–term infrastructure and industrial projects often involving governments. We play a significant part in funding projects in various industrial sectors, catalyzing public and private partnerships and reducing project risk using a mix of government credits, insurance and private lending.

Global Project Finance

Source: Project Finance International, Mid-Year Review (2020)

Structure of a Typical Project Financing Arrangement

Structure of Project Finance

  1. The sponsor establishes and invests capital in the project company, which will serve as the borrower.
  2. The project company signs contracts with various parties involved in the project.
  3. The project company signs a loan agreement with the financial institutions, and borrows funds for the completion and operation of the project.
  4. The project company uses cash flows that are generated from the project to repay the loan.

Mizuho Bank’s Roles at Each Stage of Project Finance

Roles of Project Finance

Equator Rules

We are a member of the Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFI), a group of 40 other major global private and governmental institutions that have established common standards that private financial institutions apply to determine, assess and manage environmental and social risks in project financing. The Equator Principles have been revised, reflecting the experience of the 40 member institutions.

Industry Sectors Covered

  • Gas, Gas Pipeline, and LNG
  • Oil, Petrochemicals
  • Mining, Smelting
  • Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution
  • Telecommunications, Information Technology
  • Waste Treatment
  • Highway, Railway, Port, Water, and Other Infrastructure



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