The BLT – Not Just Your Lunch Order!

Investors are sometimes asked to provide financing for is “Build, Lease, Transfer” arrangements – “BLT” for short. In this type of arrangement, a developer designs and builds the complete facility.  Sometimes these facilities are large scale industrial projects such as power plants, airport, ports, etc – and sometimes they are smaller facilities. Upon completion, according … More The BLT – Not Just Your Lunch Order!

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Knowing Your Flations – Part III: Staglation

In the prior two posts we defined and discussed those “flations” that are most commonly known to those in and out of the financial world. The third and least known ‘flation’, Stagflation, is the combination of high inflation and high unemployment accompanied with slow economic growth – an economic situation that is generally avoided. The … More Knowing Your Flations – Part III: Staglation

Knowing Your Flations – Part II: Deflation

In a previous blog post we have discussed the economical situation known as inflation where prices for consumers are increasing. Here, the topic will switch to the opposite of inflation, which is deflation. Deflation is the reverse of inflation in that generally consumer prices are on a downward trend that is the effect by the … More Knowing Your Flations – Part II: Deflation

Knowing Your Flations – Part I: Inflation

The “Flations” consist of two very common terms: Inflation and Deflation. But within this three-part series, Stagflation will also be discussed.  An understanding of each of these terms is important to not only the financial markets but to all individuals as well. When the word Inflation is used, one’s first reaction is that prices are … More Knowing Your Flations – Part I: Inflation

What’s an “Exclusive License” and How Does it Work?

There are projects that exist where the project’s owner/promoter has acquired an “exclusive” license to commercialize a product and/or service.  Although the costs incurred by this person could be seen as an equity contribution to the project, the license itself, or value thereof, most of the time will not be. An example would be that … More What’s an “Exclusive License” and How Does it Work?

Defining “Economic Viability”

The term “Economical Viability” is not a phrase heard on a daily basis, outside of a few certain financial circles. That said, they are heard quite often, though separately. Therefore, to define this term let’s first view them individually. “Economical” (or economic) is generally associated with being careful, efficient, and prudent; thereby operating with little … More Defining “Economic Viability”