The focus of this chapter is the project finance market. Here we present:
1. The historical evolution of the sector and of market segments in an international context, distinguishing between various macro areas at a global level
2. A detailed look at the European market and public-private partnerships (PPPs)
The data presented here are taken from the Thomson One Banker databank, and they refer to loans granted for project finance transactions. Bond issues, which are specifically addressed in Section 6.11, are not included.