Operators and investors in the transportation sector can gain value by accessing many of the specialisms and skillsets within the Centrus team. Asset finance is at the core of many transportation companies’ business, with almost all using one or more of leasing, secured lending or asset-backed structured finance. Derivatives for risk management feature heavily in many transportation businesses, along with the fundamental activities of capital raising and M&A deals. The Centrus team is able to cover all of these services combined with the sector expertise from the professionals within the Transportation team.
Centrus is not aligned nor associated with any financial institutions or manufacturers, and can therefore advise clients with total independence.
The Transportation team operates in three specialist sub-sectors of aviation, rail and shipping, and has arranged or advised on over £40 billion of transactions for transportation assets.
Centrus offers expert services to rail clients in all market areas. Our team has expertise in funding all kinds of infrastructure and rolling stock projects – from project inception through to procurement and financing, in the UK and internationally.
Our clients include:
- passenger train operating companies
- freight train operating companies
- transportation groups
- leasing companies
- financial institutions & asset managers
- rail manufacturers
- government agencies and regulators
Centrus has extensive experience in the procurement and financing of new and existing rolling stock utilising operating lease, finance lease, PPP, debt or sales-aid financing basis in both the passenger and freight sectors. Financing assignments have been successfully completed in UK and Europe.
We provide strategic advice to operators, lessors and financiers and support and advise new entrants to the rail market. The team has a strong track record in advising buyers and sellers of rail assets and rolling stock portfolios. Centrus also specialises in providing corporate advisory services to transportation groups bidding for train operating franchises.
Building on its expertise in the heavy rail sector, Centrus also advises clients in the wider land transportation sector on bus, tram and light rail projects and has advised on such projects around the world.
Centrus has high-level contacts, and positive and constructive working relationships with the regulatory authorities in the UK. We also have international land transport infrastructure financing expertise. This, together with our banking and investor relationships, is invaluable in advising on transport related infrastructure projects.