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 financial arranging and advisory services to the international shipping markets. We cover a variety of shipping assets and a range of market segments. We provide proprietary and cutting-edge services, tailor-made to meet clients’ needs whether it is new finance or restructuring existing facilities.
Using our expertise and experience Centrus can propose a range of solutions depending on the requirements of the shipowner. Centrus has particular expertise in advising clients on:
- Equity, debt and lease finance
- Sourcing funds from bank and non-bank financial institutions and investors
- Restructuring of existing financings
- Sale and charterbacks
The shipping team at Centrus advises shipowners on deals that are suitable for both new and existing vessels and ensure that they achieve attractive charterhire rates as well as maximising the liquidity effects of any financing. Financings will usually be structured with significant flexibility and will generally not restrict the jurisdiction of the charterer or shipowner.
Since the global financial crisis, an increasingly active part of Centrus’s shipping business has been in advising shipping companies, banks and investors on the restructuring of existing financings. This includes advising:
- Financiers looking to restructure leasing and financing transactions
- Shipping companies on the restructuring of financings following changes to market conditions
- Parties looking to sell ship finance portfolios, including preparing portfolios for sale and developing the sales strategy