Typical Cash Flow Waterfall (Excel Template and PDF manual)
Originally published: 17/01/2020 17:40
Publication number: ELQ-22951-1
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Typical Cash Flow Waterfall (Excel Template and PDF manual)

Contains a typical cash flow waterfall and covers the concept of cash flow waterfall

The attached excel file contains a detailed and typical cash flow waterfall and the PDF manual covers the of concept of cash flow waterfall.

The cash flow waterfall or cash flow cascade is a statement that sets out the order of priorities for the use of cash revenues generated by the project.

This statement is mainly important during the debt repayment as it clearly defines the definition of cash flow available for debt service.

The order is documented in the loan agreement and different restrictions on cash flow are typically put in place in a project finance loan agreement to make sure that any payment to lenders is superior to payment to shareholders.

These cash restrictions may include dividend covenants, cash sweep mechanism, debt service reserve account.

The excel template contains a detailed typical cash flow waterfall. You can insert it within your financial model and adopt it to your project requirements.

- Cash flow waterfall key issues
- Example of a cash flow waterfall from a real project loan agreement
- Summary lines of a typical cash flow waterfall

One thing that is important to note here that when you are reviewing someone else’s finance model and it’s a project finance deal, then you need to make sure that a proper cash flow waterfall in included in the model.

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To review the concept of cash flow waterfall and its importance in a project finance deal. look at the component of a typical cash flow waterfall


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