Companies of all sizes utilise asset finance as an alternative to corporate facilities in order to finance the capital assets of their business. The asset finance professionals at Centrus have experience financing a broad spectrum of assets, including the core transportation assets of aviation, shipping and rail but also general plant and machinery and more esoteric assets such as satellites. The Centrus approach is to provide bespoke, customer focussed solutions, tailored to the needs of its clients. Drawing on our wide investor and lender relationships, Centrus delivers added value solutions to asset finance projects. Centrus also provides asset and lease management services to investors wanting exposure to the sector, but without the in-house resources to manage such investments. Centrus is able to manage assets throughout the investment life-cycle, starting with the acquisition, through the financing period and at disposal through re-marketing services.
Leasing is one of the most commonly used asset financing techniques and covers many different assets and different structures depending on the sector and the needs of asset users. Finance leasing is a form of secured lending that often enables asset users to raise higher loan to values than are available from senior lenders. Operating leasing allows users of long-life assets to use them for a shorter period. Owners of such assets receive their return through the deployment of the assets to different users over the life of the asset.
Centrus supports users of plant and equipment to structure leasing for big-ticket assets and sources the best value funding to lower the cost of acquiring the capital assets needed for their business. We also advise equity and debt investors looking to invest in leasing markets in different sectors, particularly in relation to capital assets used in the transportation sector.
The Centrus leasing team has a wealth of experience in leasing that underpins its thinking when advising clients. Our approach is always to understand the client’s needs and deliver a solution that meets these needs as closely as possible. Centrus can source both equity and debt, as required, for leasing transactions from its extensive relationships in the leasing sector.