In a competitive business environment, efficient access to various forms of debt and equity capital at the most beneficial terms and pricing is a key differentiator in terms of liquidity, financial performance, bidding processes and shareholder value. Centrus provides clients with a holistic offering across the banking, project finance and debt and equity capital markets, ensuring that clients have access to the full range of options in delivering the financing solutions most appropriate to achieving their corporate objectives.
In rapidly evolving funding markets we maintain strong and up to date relationships with a wide range of banks and other financial institutions. This ensures that our clients are able to rapidly identify and access the optimal sources of funding with the assurance of a competitive and professionally run process which presents the borrower’s credit to prospective funders in the best possible light.
Project finance is the financing of typically capital intensive large scale infrastructure, with a highly leveraged structure based upon the long term cash flows of a project with a finite life and limited or no recourse to the equity sponsors together with a controlled dividend policy.
Infrastructure is critical to support social progress and the achievement of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. In terms of the opportunity for investment, the infrastructure gap is estimated at $1 trillion in low and middle income countries, and the demand for infrastructure continues to grow as countries develop. This has come at a time when there are many challenges to the financing of this market particularly since the financial crisis in 2008 and the subsequent changes in capital rules for banks. These challenges have resulted in the emergence of new infrastructure funds and the requirement for institutional investors to invest in the resources required to participate in the market. It is clear that with the volume of investment required many forms of capital (government, bank and institutional funding) will be needed. Therefore, we anticipate that significant opportunities to be available to all those looking to participate.
Centrus has been assisting clients in both the public and private sector to design and developing innovative financing structures to ensure the most efficient and appropriate financing is obtained for your project. Members of our team have structured, managed and advised upon some of the most innovative and complex large scale project financings completed internationally across schools, hospitals, roads, bridges, tunnels, police stations, courts, military housing or aircraft, prisons, conference centres, rail, telecommunications, emergency training facilities, street lighting, energy from waste, wastewater treatment, general accommodation, third level education and social housing. We have a particular specialism in advising on the financing of public private partnerships (PPPs) having worked on projects in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America.