Advantage for Analysts® Inc (“Advantage”) provides structuring and analysis software and professional services for originating, trading and managing complex financial assets. Advantage creates models that are flexible, transparent and robust. These solutions help clients retain a long-term competitive advantage through rapid insights, confident decision making, and improved risk management.
Since the early 1980’s the Advantage for Analysts (“Advantage”) team has been at the forefront of innovation in structuring project financings using lease and partnership models. The team worked on the first 467 lease structures in 2000 and drove the development of the first partnership flip (PAP) structure for the Sweetwater wind project in 2003. Advantage continues to be a leader in supporting the renewable energy industry with project financing solutions. Our services range from developing term financing strategies, to structuring financing deals, to tracking deals post close.
Advantage was originally a part of Babcock & Brown, an investment advisory and asset management firm with a history for structuring and executing innovative and complex project financing transactions. To support their efforts, Babcock & Brown developed their own modeling technology to improve responsiveness, reduce their cost structure and improve their financial position in deals. In 2004 the team and technology emerged as an independent entity, Advantage for Analysts, Inc.