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Factors influencing the equity share of build‐operate‐transfer projects

Alberto De Marco (Department of Production System and Business Economics, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy)
Giulio Mangano (Department of Production System and Business Economics, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy)
Xin‐Yu Zou (Graduate School of Business, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland)

Built Environment Project and Asset Management

ISSN: 2044-124X

Article publication date: 6 July 2012

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to determine the fundamental factors influencing the equity share in build‐operate‐transfer (BOT) investments in relation to the project risk profile.

Design/methodology/approach

The relationships between risk factors and equity participation into the capital structure of a BOT contract are examined using regression analysis of a dataset of toll road projects.

Findings

Results suggest that the inflation rate, the size of the investment, the construction period, the solidity of the vehicle company, and the organizational structure of the project are significant variables of the equity portion of financing.

Practical implications

The analysis may support project promoters by providing better understanding of the factors that might facilitate high debt leverages and by providing lending institutions with valuable information to integrate the method of determining the appropriate debt resources to be injected into a BOT project.

Originality/value

The paper contributes towards growing the body of knowledge regarding the way public‐private partnership initiatives are carried over and helps refine the capital structures of BOT projects.

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Citation

De Marco, A., Mangano, G. and Zou, X. (2012), "Factors influencing the equity share of build‐operate‐transfer projects", Built Environment Project and Asset Management, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 70-85. https://doi.org/10.1108/20441241211235062

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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