Born out of a belief that clear definitive results should drive the decision making process, our financial modelling team was initially established 20 years ago to support DWPF’s advisory and fund raising activities.
Since then, our expertise and capabilities in financial modelling have grown significantly. Our professional modellers utilise their vast experience to provide a range of bespoke services to our clients in order to support their decision making, reporting processes and bid submissions.
Today, they can boast decades of combined experience and are widely recognised as one of the leading financial modelling teams in the sector.
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As a financial advisory company, we have supported over 100 project finance transactions through to financial close. Our experience covers the full range of transaction types:
- Primary bid models for transactions (incl. PFI/PPP).
- Refinancing and restructuring models.
- Valuation models for secondary market transactions (equity purchase and sale).
- Models to support/test the business case for prospective ventures.
Our involvement typically starts at the early stages of transactions, providing the analysis that proves economic viability whilst also helping to determine the best solution through options’ appraisal.
We work closely with our clients to ensure our models reflect technical proposals, operational assumptions, project specific advice and underlying project documentation. We also have strong relationships with financial institutions and their advisers (legal and technical) and understand the different sensitivities and scenarios required to achieve credit approval (e.g. working closely with the lender’s TA to size security package requirements).
Operational Modelling and Portfolio Modelling
DWPF's team had excellent modelling, accounting and problem solving skills enabling us to very efficiently work through a large volume of accounting related model changes in a short space of time. We were delighted with the work DWPF performed.
Chief Financial Officer, Amber Infrastructure Group Ltd
In addition to developing the Excel models that underpin project finance transactions, we also use our expertise as a highly experienced financial advisory company to assist clients in monitoring project performance once facilities have been constructed and are operational – either on an individual project basis, or through the construction of portfolio models.
Key to the success of any operational model is simplicity, with a focus on end-users being able to update with actual results. Covenant reporting is made simple through the inclusion of specific output sheets, and a full reconciliation to the base financial close models is also performed.
DWPF has built operational models covering the waste, PFI accommodation and renewable energy sectors. Portfolio models have also been developed for a number of infrastructure funds (BEIF, InfraRed and Glennmont). These not only feature multiple assets and cross-border investments, but also produce key information and metrics for fund level reporting.