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Round table discussion: Closing the Acorn Housing financing and the future funding of social housing

13 Aug 2018

In December 2017, Oaklee Housing, advised by Centrus and ByrneWallace, completed a €50 million financing with Nord/LB to acquire 250 social houses over the course of the next two years. In order to deliver the financing structure, Oaklee created a new special purpose vehicle, Acorn Housing which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oaklee, and […]

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Centrus advises on innovative £200m early financing of Mutual Energy’s Gas to the West project

7 Aug 2018

Centrus is pleased to announce that financial close has been reached on the c.£200m financing of Mutual Energy’s ‘Gas to the West project’ in Northern Ireland. The project is an extension of the gas network in Northern Ireland to Coalisland, Cookstown, Derrylin, Dungannon, Enniskillen, Magherafelt, Omagh and Strabane. Mutual Energy, a mutual company, was founded […]

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Centrus Communities is pleased to support Optivo CFO’s fundraising trek up Kilimanjaro

2 Aug 2018

Sarah Smith, CFO at longstanding Centrus client Optivo and a group of friends are taking on the challenge of climbing the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, to raise money for Cancer Research UK ( This Charity is very close to Sarah and her family. Cancer Research is fighting cancer on all fronts, finding new ways […]

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Centrus Sports Day 2018

24 Jul 2018

Congratulations to the winning team on our Sports Day event ths July! Centrus took the team out for an afternoon of sports and fun – and a little bit of competition! Loads of laughs during the tug of war and some great catches during the rounders game. It was a great opportunity to get out […]

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Barry Greyling joins Centrus in expansion of Residential Team

9 Jul 2018

Financial group Centrus has announced the hiring of Barry Greyling in an expansion of its successful Residential Team. Barry is an experienced corporate financier with over 14 years of financing, advisory and banking experience.  Barry joins Centrus from PwC Debt and Equity Capital Advisory where he primarily focussed on the real estate sector, prior to […]

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Centrus welcomes new Irish Law ISDA master agreement for derivatives markets

6 Jul 2018

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) have published new Irish and French law 2002 ISDA Master Agreements. The new Master Agreements are intended to provide options for those institutions that would prefer to continue trading under a European Union (EU) member-state’s law with EU court jurisdiction clauses once the UK leaves the EU. […]

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Centrus Analytics Boosted by New Senior Hire

2 Jul 2018

Conor O’Flynn has joined financial technology business Centrus Analytics as a Managing Director. Conor will be responsible for leading the growth of the business as we expand our services to existing and new clients. Conor brings considerable senior management experience from the financial technology sector across business development, business processes, client management, operations and finance. […]

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Centrus advises Accord on successful £100m capital raising

25 Jun 2018

Accord, a leading Registered Provider with 13,000 homes and a range of services to over 80,000 people across the Midlands and beyond, has completed a successful £100m private placement with Pensions Insurance Corporation (“PIC”). The long-dated transaction comprised an immediate drawing of £50m with one deferred tranche of £25m after one year and a further […]

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Centrus Communities is supporting Team Liverty’s cycle challenge

25 Jun 2018

Andrew Hart and a team from Centrus client Liverty are taking on the challenge of cycling 140 miles from Land’s End to Liverty’s new offices in Exeter on 6 July, with the aim of raising funds for Children’s Hospice South West, Liverty’s charity of the year. Centrus Communities is pleased to support the fundraising campaign […]

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Centrus advises Yorkshire Water on successful removal of its Cayman Island companies

20 Jun 2018

The UK based water and waste water provider, Yorkshire Water, yesterday received overwhelming support from its public bondholders and other private creditor groups for its initiative to improve transparency and customer trust by removing Cayman registered companies from its debt platform. The results of a consent request were announced at a series of bondholder meetings […]

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