About Centrus

Centrus is a dedicated team of corporate financial advisors, treasurers and analytics experts. 



    Our people are our most valued asset

    We provide advice & investment to the projects, companies & assets that matter to people, communities & the environment.  Our teams use their skills to make a positive impact in essential sectors and this shared sense of purpose unites the workforce. 

    We pride ourselves on specific sector expertise and to this we add over 500 years of combined experience, spanning banking, derivatives, debt capital markets, equity, and financing strategies.

    Meet the Team


    Centrus is established 2nd May 2012

    • Moved into the first Centrus office on Lovatt Lane, London
    • First client: Paragon Community Housing


    Centrus expands its offering into the UK Infrastructure, Renewables and Utilities sectors

    • Centrus advises Genesis on landmark M&G investments financing deal
    • Centrus advises Southern Water on their first class B Bond issuance since 2003


    Centrus Dublin office opened 25th July 2014

    • First Irish client: Tuath Housing
    • Centrus advises Cross Key Homes on Housing Association Sector’s first ‘Green Bond’


    Centrus enters a partnership with 3V Finance to provide a treasury system solution, titantreasury

    • London office moves to Mermaid House
    • Centrus Communities, our internal fundraising and volunteering initiative, is established


    Centrus awarded ‘Best External Professional Advisor’ at HANNA Awards 2016

    • FCA Regulatory Compliance achieved
    • Centrus provides financial advice to the National Grid Treasury Team as they launch the largest ever Sterling bond transaction


    Centrus celebrates 5 year anniversary

    • Transportation sector established through MDT integration
    • London office moves to Queen Street Place
    • Centrus Communities support Pedro Youth Club
    • ‘Finance with Purpose’ rebranding and Centrus new website is launched


    Centrus Communities raises >50K raised for Street Child in West Africa cycle challenge

    • The team takes part in ‘Shine A Light’ sleep out challenge in Dublin
    • Centrus advises Orbit on £450m bond, the largest issued by a UK Housing Association
    • Centrus launches aircraft leasing and asset management business, Centrus Aviation Capital Ltd.


    Equity credentials expanded with diversity into Real Estate and Energy Transition

    • Centrus holds internal comms event in Dublin
    • Healthcare Investment Management Platform CHIL is launched
    • CBI Regulatory Compliance achieved


    Centrus responds to the sector impact of COVID-19

    • London office moves to Senator House
    • Centrus launches the Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing, now adopted by over 100 Housing Associations


    Centrus advises CKI Group on its investment into HYCAP, one of the UK’s leading investors in the green hydrogen economy.

    • Centrus Communities raises £2000 for Single Homeless Project through the Santa in the City run
    • £2bn of Sustainability Linked Funding raised for Housing Associations in 2021


    Centrus becomes a certified B Corporation

    • Centrus is ranked Number 1 on the Private Placement Monitor European Private Placement League Table by both deal count and volume
    • £6bn+ raised in Capital Markets since 2020
    • Centrus consortium appointed to advise Ofgem under four-year contract on the sale of transmission assets related to offshore wind farms
    • Centrus raised £6000 for Single Homeless Project at London Tough Mudder Challenge
    • Centrus celebrates 10-year birthday party

    Why do we love coming to work at Centrus (physically and remotely!)

    Hybrid working in a purpose driven role.

    We drive positive impact from the ground up, promoting diversity throughout our value chain.  We create products that bring financial & sustainability benefits, & we support multiple community projects.  We see the impact of our work for purpose driven clients in essential sectors and we do this every day because our people believe that delivering finance with purpose is a more meaningful way to work.

    If you feel valued and respected in your workplace you are naturally an external advocate of the brand, and this is game changing in a client first business. If you want to find out more…


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    Sustainability Commitment

    As global sustainability thresholds are breached, every industry has a part to play in adding circular credibility to the economy and using their platform of work to contribute where they can.

    Our sustainability mission is to use our business as a force for good and we are committed to this through our B Corp Certification.   We spread high standards of social, governance and environmental performance across essential sectors.  This is founded on public transparency and accountability to balance profit and purpose.

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    A shared commitment to social value and building communities

    Centrus Communities has been a key part of our culture since our foundation in 2012. It has glowing credibility as one of our core values as a business through which we provide high impact, practical and fundraising support for inspiring charities. Our activity reflects our sectors of work, supporting our ambition to conduct Finance that delivers real benefits to people and society.

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    Charity Case studies

    Our Centrus Communities

    Centrus Communities

    Centrus sponsors Tour de Lunsar 2023

    Centrus Communities is proud to have sponsored the Tour de Lunsar 2023, Sierra Leone’s largest...
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    Centrus cooks up a storm at Blackfriars Settlement

    This week, our team spent the day volunteering at Blackfriars Settlement - cooking and serving...
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    Centrus go undercover at PIC Charity Treasure Hunt

    The Centrus team had a fantastic evening with Pension Insurance Corporation plc at their annual...
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    Centrus Quiz Team supports Reseed, Sierra Leone based Charity

    The Centrus Communities quiz team had a brilliant evening supporting Reseed in Clerkenwell...
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    Centrus Communities supports City Giving Day 2022

    Our team of cyclists took part in the famous 'Tour Du City' on the 27th of September, held in The...
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    Centrus proud to sponsor #TourDeLunsar 2022

    Once again, Centrus are proud to have sponsored the #TourDeLunsar 2022, Sierra Leone’s largest...
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    Centrus Communities helps to refurb SHP hostel in Sydenham

    On Monday 28th June, the Centrus team spent the day with Single Homeless Project (“SHP”),...
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    Centrus Communities supports Dublin based Stepaside FC

    Centrus Communities is proud to announce our support of Stepaside FC, the Dublin based youth...
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    Centrus Communities teams up with Go Underhill Project

    Centrus Communities has announced a £15,000 donation to Go Underhill an ambitious community...
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    Mud, sweat and cheers: Phil Jenkins’ Tough Mudder Challenge raises £6000 for SHP

    On Sunday 22nd May, our colleague, Phil Jenkins and his daughter Maia completed their first Tough...
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    Centrus takes part in London’s iconic Santa Run to support Single Homeless Project

    Single Homeless Project is a London-wide charity, that help single Londoners by preventing...
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    Centrus Communities

    Centrus Communities supports professional cycling in West Africa – Tour de Lunsar

    During our West Africa Challenge where 6 Centrus members rode 300km across Sierra Leone and...
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    Centrus Dublin help ALONE in Community Maintenance Day

    On the 30th August 2019, the entire team from Centrus in Dublin participated in a ‘Maintenance...
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    Centrus Communities supports the Festival at the Hoptons Almshouses at the Blackfriars Settlement

    On the 14th June 2019, a group of volunteers from Centrus in London spent the day at The...
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    Centrus Communities helps to refurb SHP hostel in Forest Hill

    On the 13th June 2019, a team from Centrus in London helped in refurbishing a hostel in Forest Hill...
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    Centrus London office to join City Giving Day this September

    The Centrus team is very pleased to be joining the growing City Giving Day group of supporting...
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    Centrus Communities

    Shine a Light 2018 – Sleeping rough to raise funds for the homeless families in Ireland

    On the 12th October 2018, Jason Murphy and Mark Taheny,  members of the Centrus Dublin team...
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    LATEST credentials

    Certified by leading industry bodies and regulators


    Centrus arranges £150m 10-12-year Private Placement for HICL Infrastructure PLC

    22. 05.23 “We are pleased to have worked with Centrus to diversify our capital sources and access long-term funding. Their market knowledge and experience was key in assisting us navigate the challenging financial environment and  helping us achieve our funding objectives”

    Helen Price Chief Financial Officer - HICL

    Centrus advises Magnavale on new financing

    16.05.23 We are pleased to have successfully closed this financing despite the challenging market backdrop. This transaction is a testament to robust sector fundamentals and secular demand for cold storage. We have a high conviction in this sector, and given limited new fit-for-purpose supply, we are well-positioned to benefit from new market opportunities and deliver long-term growth for our platform.”

    Andrew Lawrence Director - Sadel Group

    Centrus arranges £60m of new funding for Bernicia

    02.05.2023 “We are delighted to have worked with Centrus on the arrangement of two new RCF facilities. The facilities will ensure that Bernicia’s strong levels of liquidity are maintained, with the removal of restrictive covenants and improved corporate controls supporting the modernisation of our treasury portfolio”

    Janette Longstaff Executive Director, Finance - Bernicia

    Centrus advises LHP on £30m ESG-linked RCF

    14.04.23 “We are delighted with our new relationship with Danske. The new facility as well as helping maintain our strong levels of liquidity, has helped facilitate the removal of restrictive covenants. This leaves LHP in a significantly stronger position to deliver our planned investment strategy and deliver better homes for our customers”.

    Kathryn Price Executive Director of Finance - LHP

    Centrus advises Circle VHA on its first social housing development project

    12.04.23 “Centrus were a great partner for us in this landmark project. They brought both financing and risk management solutions to the table and worked tirelessly to get the deal over the line, as well as a collaborative solution orientated approach to this project which was not without its challenges.”

    Colin Creedon Finance Director - Circle VHA

    Centrus advises on a £650m Sustainability Linked RCF for HICL Infrastructure PLC

    28.03.23 “We are very pleased to have worked with Centrus to renegotiate our sustainability linked RCF. Their expert market knowledge and collaborative approach really helped us to achieve our funding objectives in what has been a very volatile economic environment ”

    Helen Price Chief Financial Officer - HICL PLC

    Centrus advises Portsmouth Water on £325m investment for first UK reservoir in 30 years

    14.03.23 “We are delighted to have secured the £325 million investment required to construct Havant Thicket Reservoir. This will be the first large scale water storage reservoir to be built in the UK since the 1980s. It will play a key role in protecting internationally important chalk rivers – the River Test and the River Itchen, by securing a new, sustainable source of water for the region.”

    Bob Taylor Chief Executive Officer - Portsmouth Water

    Centrus arranges £70m private placement for University of Derby

    01.03.23 “Centrus, and Mills & Reeve, provided outstanding support through the process, contributing to the successful outcome achieved. We are delighted our new borrowing arrangements link to our inclusion and equality commitments, given these commitments to the University’s strategic agenda.”

    Craig Jones Chief Financial and Commercial Officer - University of Derby

    Centrus arranges £50m Sustainability Linked RCF for University of London

    27.02.23 “Centrus’ support has been invaluable, driving the best terms possible for UoL, providing assurance throughout the process, guiding us in a challenging market environment and helping us achieve this great outcome”

    Rita Akushie Pro Vice-Chancellor Finance & Operations - University of London

    Centrus advises mhs on £180m bank funding and £90m in new capital markets

    20.02.23 ” With ongoing assurance and advice, Centrus has has allowed us to manage the challenging market environment and achieve these great outcomes”.

    Bruce Shelmerdine, Finance Director, mhs homes group

    Centrus arranges £100m funding for Caredig

    10.02.23 “Centrus has supported us every step of the way, providing invaluable and tailored advice and assurance, with a flexible and dynamic approach. This approach ensured we achieved the best outcomes possible in a very challenging environment”

    Cerys Gregory Director of Finance - Caredig

    Centrus advises Gentoo on £460m restructure of its treasury portfolio

    01.02.23 “We are delighted to have completed this complex project in what has been a challenging financial environment. The benefits of increased liquidity, modernised security arrangements and revamped covenants and corporate freedoms combine to increase Gentoo’s ability to deliver its corporate strategy.”

    Peter Lenehan Executive Director of Finance – Gentoo

    Centrus arranges £150m bank refinancing & £100m private placement for Silva

    30.01.23 “Centrus has provided high quality support in arranging these deals. Their understanding of the market, strategic guidance and project support, has been key in helping us achieve such a strong outcome and position us for the future.”

    John Andrew Finance Director - Silva Homes

    Centrus arranges funding for DBE Energy anaerobic digestion plant 

    04.01.23 “Centrus supported throughout, actively managing the process from start to finish. The team used their specific sector knowledge and expertise in structuring complex financings to run a sale process. We are delighted with the outcome and look forward to the future in partnership with Lazard Investment Management.”

    Steve Sharratt CEO of DBE Energy Ltd

    Centrus arranges additional £16m debt for St Arthur Homes to deliver affordable homes

    07.12.22 “It was a pleasure working closely with the Centrus and CBRE teams to deliver this portfolio refinancing covering a portion of our stabilised Shared Ownership stock. The refinancing allows us to continue our growth story of delivering fantastic affordable new build homes to our customers.”

    Costa Ghioules CFO - St Arthur Homes

    Dragon School becomes the first UK Prep to raise private finance

    19.11.22 “We are all delighted with the outcome which will enable the Dragon to invest in its strategic ambitions with confidence, and know that we couldn’t have got there without Centrus’ stewardship, advice and guidance along the way.”

    Martin Johnson Chief Operating Officer – Dragon School

    Aster Group implements titantreasury (TMS), delivered by Centrus.

    18.11.22 “We have been delighted with the titantreasury system since implementing, having utilised the expertise of the team to manage the debt portfolio of the group.”

    Paul Jeffries Director of Treasury - Aster Group

    Centrus arranges £70m sustainability-linked private placement for Saxon Weald

    08.11.22 “The new funding forms a core part of delivering our sustainability strategy and in continuing our objective of providing affordable homes.  I’m particularly pleased with how well the teams at LGIM Real Assets and Centrus, assisted by Devonshires, structured the new funding to fit our aim to enhance the delivery of sustainable homes for our customers.”

    Michael Chinn Executive Director, Resources - Saxon Weald

    Centrus arranges £19m loan facility for Cromwood to help house domestic abuse victims.

    24.10.22 “This investment will enable us to provide much-needed specialist housing across London and extend our work in this area. It’s a real achievement to partner with a company of Rothschild & Co’s size and reputation to invest in social housing.”

    Moses Hirschler Chief Executive - Cromwood

    Centrus advises United Westminster & Grey Coat Foundation on £35m Private Placement

    17.10.22 “Centrus assisted the Foundation with some complex financial modelling and advised us through the private placement process ensuring that we achieved a long term financing on attractive terms.”

    Toby Mullins Chair of Trustees - The United Westminster & Grey Coat Foundation

    Centrus advises North London Collegiate School on £17m debt private placement

    17.10.22 “Many thanks to Centrus for all the help you have given us. We were very impressed by the team’s professionalism – it has been a great pleasure and very enjoyable working with you. Great result overall!”

    Ian Callender Chief Operating Officer - NLCS

    Centrus advises settle on £75m ESG-linked funding

    07.10.22 “Centrus support and advice has been excellent throughout the process. Their expert market knowledge and project management has been instrumental in helping us achieve our funding objectives as well as being a leader in unsecured funding.”

    Ebele Akojie Finance Director – settle

    Centrus advises Curo on £100m private placement to deliver new affordable homes

    21.09.22 “It is always a pleasure working with Curo and it was great to be able to deliver a suitable structure quickly and efficiently. This deferred funding will enable Curo to maintain its properties to a high standard and continue to grow with confidence.”

    Lawrence Gill Director - Centrus

    Centrus arranges £60m private placement for Irwell Valley

    06.08.22 “With the rising cost of living, building more affordable housing and making existing homes more cost effective for our customers are key priorities for us. We are delighted to have secured this funding to help meet the growing needs of the communities we serve across Greater Manchester.”

    Helen Nicholson, Executive Director of Finance and Governance – Irwell Valley Homes