Thank you woundedknee and sdomae for your feedback. You are actually quite helpful in fine tuning my due diligence.
And yes, I need to make one correction, understanding that my due diligence thus far is only one week old and I was relying upon my memory of vast AAA material late last night.
I thought I read the $600 million "soft commitment" was from IFC only, but you now have forced me to go back and reread the press release [Mar 5th, 2012] and realize that this proposed financing is from an "aggregate" of potential financiers. My apologies. :)
But my understanding of BNP Paribas remains the same, in that they were retained first and foremost to act as financing "advisor", among other capacities [press release Oct 3rd, 2011].