Online training with PIvotal180
Our approach emphasizes why things work the way they do and how the multi-faceted pieces fit together in the broader context of a transaction.
Pivotal180 training not only can significantly improve your best practice modeling skills, but we also have a real emphasis on the concepts and focusing on what’s important to the transaction, not just how to code every single line in a model, but what really matters. Best practice models are critical in project finance. Our courses however are not limited to financial modeling and best practices in Microsoft Excel, we are committed to explaining how the numbers align with underlying financial and engineering concepts, transaction structures, legal documentation, market conditions and risk management approaches. We don’t just teach how to build models. We teach how to do deals.
It’s not just modeling, it’s how to do a transaction. The training is not just about coding, it teaches students to understand the bigger picture (e.g., contract structures, risks, how to forecast wind) and how to analyze deals. No other provider can teach the details of transactions or tax equity as we do.
Much of the content of our courses is focused on how to achieve the needs of lenders, developers, and various equity participants.
Our online courses include 12 month access to all content including:
- Videos explaining key concepts, excel functions and deal terms
- Excel-based demo tutorials Excel reinforcing key modeling techniques
- An extensive project model, comparable to what would be used for project development or investment decision-making (Excel)
- Video guidance walking you though virtually every line and approach used in the extensive project model
- A complete line-by-line walk-through of each line of the calculations in the full model.
- Each lesson of the course has a query function, and you can just post any questions there. Haydn will respond within 24 hours.
The quality and clarity of our online content is truly exceptional, there is simply nothing else like it in the market.
12 months access to our online material, including concept videos with transcriptions, lecture slides, downloadable spreadsheet examples
Complete step-by-step model walk-through, and access to discussion forums for ongoing questions
Subscription can be extended annually post the first 12 months for $100 per annum
Discussion board to post any questions.
Course completion certificate
Full of substance and easy to comprehend. The content was very precise and touched on so many fundamental modelling necessities at the same time. Highly recommended. Rated 5 out of 5
Kehinde Abiove – Renewable Energy Project Finance Modeling (Online)
Thank you for providing such an exceptional course on Project Finance Modeling. I struggle to find a critique in my reflection. Both trainers were extremely helpful and positive, which made the course that much greater. I want to especially thank you for coming back to follow up on the Macro’s Lessons. That piece really tied the course together for me and further demonstrated Pivotal180’s dedication to excellence.
Seyler Skudneski ING – Renewable Energy Project Finance Modeling August 2023 In-Person New York
The course was very well presented, and done in a way that really explained the logic and concepts behind the model as well as creating the model itself. Also really great to pick up a lot of good tips about best practice modelling. The online materials are also a really good base for the in class learning.
Hoping to be able to do a bit more of your classes going forward.
Ryan James (CBA) on Renewable Energy Project Finance Modeling February 2023 In-Person Sydney
Really appreciate the service Pivotal180 provides and how helpful it’s been to my understanding – what a terrific product you’ve put together.
Jack Brown on Renewable Energy Project Finance Modeling December 2022 In-Person New York
Complete breakdown of the financial model into great detail, with excellent lessons and examples. Even though the material can be quite dry, lessons were given in a very engaging and even fun way. Loved the occasional jokes, will definitely recommend!
Sander Maebe on Renewable Energy Project Finance Modeling (Online)!
Rated 5 out of 5
Haydn was brilliant, and I don’t throw that out lightly.
I teach, do seminars, and SME for many clients and have pretty high expectations – not many people could have kept me positively engaged for 10 sessions. The material is exceptionally well organized to tie-in the “model building” with the “model thinking” which is challenging for the complexity of the material.
Vincent Divita on Renewable Energy Financial Modeling (Live Streaming May 2022)!
Great course for new & experienced TE modelers
Thanks Haydn and team for the great course. Even with several years of TE experience, I still found the lesson plan valuable.
Connor Malone on Tax Equity Modeling (Online)!
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent course to understand financial modeling for utilities tariff
This is one of the best practical clear and understandable course. The trainers are competent and pedagogical
Charly Gatete on Financial Modeling for Utility Tariff Setting 2022!
Rated 5 out of 5
It is the most comprehensive project finance course I have ever done. Thank you so much for the opportunity.
Oluwatosin Omisakin on Renewable Energy Project Finance Modeling (Online)!
Rated 5 out of 5
Informative and easy to follow
I already have several years of experience in renewable energy modelling, but I still found that Pivotal180 training included several tips & tricks along the way (esp. regarding model set up and design) that I will incorporate into my own work. I also thought the lectures strike a good balance between the “why” we need to know about the underlying details of a project and “how” we translate that into a model; e.g. being able to set up and size a term loan correctly.
Connor Malone on Renewable Energy Project Finance Modeling (Online)!
Rated 5 out of 5
Couldn’t speak more highly of my experience at Pivotal180’s Renewable Energy Project Finance Modeling course! Daniel Gross and Haydn Palliser have developed practical content and deliver it in an engaging, individualized manner. I look forward to applying the powerful and relevant skills I developed at the course to support my work. Abraham Wapner – Coalition of Green Capital
I took this course to improve my renewable energy project finance knowledge and capabilities as I look to move from the construction industry in to renewable energy finance and I found the course incredibly valuable. The course instructor was very knowledgeable and the lessons were very well run. The content in the virtual platform that is available outside of the lessons were a great resource to help me build my competencies in certain areas that I felt I needed to develop further. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to develop a solid foundation in renewable energy project finance modelling.
Simon Murray on Renewable Energy Project Finance Modeling (Live Stream) 3 Dec 2020!
I feel this was incredibly helpful, and we have already run into several instances where we have been able to translate something from the course into our daily work. Jordyn and I both agreed that we would recommend this course for anyone new to our company as an analyst. It can be difficult to catch up when you work for a smaller company, and this course filled in A LOT of knowledge gaps we have had since day 1. Nathan Bailey Financial Analyst Urbangrid on Renewable Energy Project Finance Modeling (Live Stream) 3 Dec 2020!
“First and foremost, a HUGE thank you for the incredible experience you gave us. The learning was invaluable and fascinating, both in finance and the renewable space. This is definitely the best course I have ever taken.” Student of the Renewable Energy Project Finance Course -Yale University
“I wanted to make a career change into finance. Before Dan’s class, I could not have passed the first round of interview screening. Instead, I passed the modeling test with flying colors! I have recommended the class to everyone I know who wants to work in investment banking.” Student of the Renewable Energy Project Finance Course -Yale University
“Haydn has an ability to step outside of the Excel code and really explain the core concepts. His course taught me how to model and to understand the deal.” Student of the Renewable Energy Project Finance Modeling Course – Columbia University
“Dan, your class made a huge difference in preparing me to dive into my new job and truly understand the deal structures and financial models that we use on a daily basis.” Student of the Renewable Energy Project Finance Course -Yale University
“I could not have survived my first year as an Analyst without Haydn’s teaching and guidance. He is clear, concise, and really cares about helping the students – thanks!” Student of the Renewable Energy Project Finance Modeling Course – Columbia University