About Centrus

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

 

    MEET THE TEAM

    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

    2012

    Centrus is established 2nd May 2012

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

    2013

    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

    2014

    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’

    2015

    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

    2016

    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

    2017

    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

    2018

    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.

    2019

    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

    2020

    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

    2021

    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

    2022

    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
    • 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

    2023

    Centrus Athens Office opens November 2023

    • Centrus London relocates to 3 Lombard Street
    • Centrus Headcount >70
    • Centrus partners with Trees for Life, volunteering at their Dundreggan Rewilding Centre in Scotland
    • £16bn+ capital raised since 2020
    WORKING AT CENTRUS

    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

    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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    CENTRUS COMMUNITIES

    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

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    Centrus Communities

    Centrus run for Single Homeless Project

    Join us in cheering on our colleagues as they take on the Battersea Park Half Marathon on the 11th...
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    09/05/2024
    Centrus Communities

    Centrus sponsors Pathways to Board graduation ceremony 2023

    Centrus’ Executive Director, Paul Stevens, had the pleasure of presenting the latest Pathways to...
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    12/12/2023
    Centrus Communities

    Centrus ‘Average Joes’ at InfraRed’s charity dodgeball tournament

    Thanks to InfraRed Capital Partners Ltd for teaching us the five D's of dodgeball at their annual...
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    05/10/2023
    Centrus Communities

    Centrus takes 1st Place in The Tour de City 2023

    At the London City Giving Day 2023, we entered a team of athletes in the Tour de City challenge...
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    27/09/2023
    Centrus Communities

    Centrus partners with Young Women Into Finance

    Centrus is proud to partner with Young Women Into Finance, a scheme designed to demonstrate to...
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    11/09/2023
    Centrus Communities

    Centrus volunteers with Trees for Life

    It was a genuine treat to have supported Trees for Life in the beautiful Scottish Highlands last...
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    15/06/2023
    Centrus Communities

    Centrus partners with The Soup Kitchen

    This week, the Centrus team spent an afternoon with The Soup Kitchen, walking the streets of...
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    15/06/2023
    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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    10/05/2023
    Centrus Communities

    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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    30/03/2023
    Centrus Communities

    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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    17/11/2022
    Centrus Communities

    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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    01/11/2022
    Centrus Communities

    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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    27/09/2022
    Centrus Communities

    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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    04/08/2022
    Centrus Communities

    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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    30/06/2022
    Centrus Communities

    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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    20/06/2022
    Centrus Communities

    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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    16/06/2022
    Centrus Communities

    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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    02/05/2022
    Centrus Communities

    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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    31/12/2021
    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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    20/04/2021
    Centrus Communities

    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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    30/08/2019
    Centrus Communities

    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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    14/06/2019
    Centrus Communities

    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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    13/06/2019
    Centrus Communities

    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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    05/06/2019
    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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    12/10/2018
    LATEST credentials

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    Centrus advises Associated British Ports on c.£176m swap restructuring

    14.05.2024 “Centrus supported us through a successful swap restructuring in which we are pleased to have achieved our risk management objectives under a continued backdrop of interest rate volatility. Centrus added value in creating a hedging strategy supported by thorough analysis, market expertise and execution support, which all facilitated a smooth transaction process which received strong support from our hedging bank counterparties. As our long-time advisor, we look forward to continuing to work with the Centrus team going forward to as we continue to optimise our long-term hedging strategy.”

    Shaun Kennedy Group Treasurer at Associated British Ports

    Centrus advises Tai Tarian on raising £95m of new bank and capital markets funding 

    14.05.2024 “When we commissioned this work, I hadn’t appreciated just how hands on Centrus would be on a day-to-day basis but I can now see that this is where the magic really happens and where the value is derived.  It is so much more than ensuring that we get the best rate. I am so grateful for Centrus advice, support, trouble shooting, arm twisting and solutionising throughout this process. We would not have achieved the outcomes without Centrus. In the context of these reflections the Board requested that we feedback their gratitude to the Centrus team.”

    Nick Tagg Director of Finance – Tai Tarian 

    Centrus advises UK Power Networks Services on the acquisition of United Utilities on-site generation portfolio from SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust PLC

    07.05.2024 “Centrus supported us in identifying the opportunity to invest in this strategic asset portfolio which supports the growth of our client led electrical services business in the North of England.”

    David Mitchell Director - UK Power Networks Services

    Centrus arranges £75m sustainability-linked term facility for VIVID

    16.04.2024 “This loan is the perfect complement to our existing debt portfolio sitting between short-term RCF funding and longer-term bond debt. The facility is tightly priced and reinforces stretching ESG targets for us to deliver sustainable housing. We continue to be pleased with the support from the team at Centrus, in particular the insights and expertise they bring in identifying funding partners capable of providing the flexibility, pricing and breadth of products we need to advance our growth and de-carbonisation journey.”

    Jonathan Roberts Group Treasurer - VIVID

    Jigsaw implements titanTreasury

    02.04.2024 “The process of getting the detail of all our debt into titanTreasury was made as easy as possible for us.  The training we received was tailored to our requirements.”

    Mark Wood Head of Treasury - Jigsaw

    Centrus arranges two private placement shelf facilities totalling £150m for Anchor

    26.02.2024 “These facilities will help us to continue to increase our provision of affordable and energy-efficient homes for people in later life. We anticipate ongoing strong demand as, with an ageing society, the need for such properties has never been greater.”

    Amanda Holgate Chief Financial Officer - Anchor

    Centrus restructures and arranges new funding for Jigsaw Homes

    05.02.2024 “The report demonstrated an understanding of our financial and treasury landscape and while our treasury portfolio was already robust and well managed, Centrus broughta clear delivery pathway, which has allowed us to obtain the new facilities we needed while optimising our portfolio.”

    Rosie Marsh Operations Director – Finance at Jigsaw Homes Group

    Centrus advises firmus energy in securing £285m financing package

    15.01.2024 “Centrus advised us through each stage of the refinancing. They became a seamless and valuable extension of our team through this process. Their analysis, and in depth understanding of the lenders in the market allowed us to achieve the optimal financing solution for our business…”

    Denise Curran FD - firmus Energy 

    Centrus arranges a €70m private placement and £100m of new bank facilities for Alliance Trust PLC

    19.12.2023 “Having reviewed its capital structure and the composition of its debt facilities, ATST’s board decided to term out a portion of its bank debt, reduce the amount of its bank facilities to £100m and split these between two banks. Given the strength of Alliance Trust’s balance sheet and the high credit quality of the company, it was unsurprising that the institutional financing attracted significant demand from a range of investors…”

    Robert St John Centrus

    Consortium acts as financial adviser to Ofgem on transfer of offshore wind farm transmission link

    19.12.2023 “Offshore windfarms are critical to the UK’s energy transition targets with a fivefold increase to 50GW target by 2030 with OFTO transactions playing a key part in the process. We are pleased to close this transaction with our consortium colleagues and player our part in contributing to the UK’s renewable energy and Net Zero targets.”

    Adam MacDonald Managing Director - Centrus

    Centrus arranges a €71m and ¥2.5bn private placement for The Monks Investment Trust

    18.12.2023 “Monks has a diversified portfolio with assets held across a range of sectors and industries and with exposure to several major currencies including USD, EUR, JPY and GBP. In order to benefit from lower coupon currencies, Monks decided to borrow predominantly in EUR but including a modest tranche in JPY with the financing provided by two investors offering attractive terms across a spread of medium term maturities”

    Robert St John Centrus

    Centrus arranges £30m private placement for Heart of Medway 

    08.12.2023 “There’s a huge demand for affordable housing in Kent and this new private placement, a result of our long-term relationship with PIC, will help us continue to meet the needs of our local communities. We’re pleased to have worked again with PIC and Centrus to secure this funding which will allow us to build more affordable homes for people who desperately need them.”

    Bruce Shelmerdine Group Finance Director - mhs homes group

    Centrus advises Abri Group and Silva Homes on merger

    11.10.2023 “The Centrus team provided real commercial insight and helped us make key decisions on structure and terms, supporting through some relatively complex covenant negotiations and financial close pricing exercises. They were proactive and very responsive, and great to work with on this deal. We look forward to working with Centrus in the future.”

    Caroline Moore Chief Financial Officer - Abri Group

    Sovereign Housing Association and Network Homes merge to form SNG

    04.10.2023 “Centrus provided skilful support during the analysis, negotiation and completion stages of our engagement with a very diverse group of funders. The impressive team at Centrus, led by Lawrence Gill and Paul Stevens, were focused on achieving the challenging targets set by both organisations within very aspirational timelines, making productive use of their extensive relationships with funders.”

    Peter Benz Chief Financial Officer - SNG 

    Centrus advises TRIG on power price hedging for a UK solar portfolio

    06.09.2023 “Centrus advised us throughout each stage of the power price hedging process and we benefitted from their extensive market knowledge and expertise to ensure a successful outcome was reached. We look forward to working with Centrus again in the future.”

    Phil George Head of Portfolio Management - TRIG 

    Centrus advises V&F Homes on financing of affordable homes portfolio

    04.09.2023 “Centrus tabled three prospective lenders, helped us select the best option and then guided both parties through the process in a professional and friendly manner”.

    Charles Vaughan Director - V&F 

    Centrus advises Finerge on c.€1.6bn Hedge Restructure

    01.09.2023 “Centrus supported us through every step of the process, implementing effective hedging strategies to support our restructure. Their advice was always transparent and they helped us understand the crucial effects of each step. Our experience with Centrus was commendable and we wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again.”

    Eduardo Camino CGO - Finerge

    Centrus arranges £56m debt refinancing for Funding Affordable Homes

    14.08.2023 “This refinancing is a significant milestone for FAH, more than halving our previous cost of debt and providing a stable base from which to raise and deploy equity. In a challenging financing market, Centrus’ deep market knowledge and advice were central to securing the new facility, which now enables us to move forward, focusing on delivering more, much needed affordable homes across the UK.”

    Adrian D’Enrico Fund Manager - Funding Affordable Homes

    Centrus arranges a £100m sustainability-linked RCF and £110m of private placement facilities for VIVID

    04.08.2023 “We’re really excited to be developing new relationships with European and North American investors: ABN AMRO, Sun Life and Pacific Life. I am grateful for the support and advice from the team at Centrus in arranging these facilities”

    Jonathan Roberts Group Treasurer - VIVID 

    Centrus arranges a €60m Private Placement for Impax Environmental Markets plc

    27.07.2023 “Using structural debt with the aim of enhancing returns for shareholders is a key advantage of the investment trust structure. This financing provides attractive long-term debt capital to be deployed for the benefit of shareholders for many years to come and comes at a time when the Board and the Manager believe that portfolio valuation makes gearing desirable”.

    Glen Suarez Chair of IEM

    Consortium acts as financial adviser to Ofgem on the £1.14bn transfer of offshore wind farm transmission assets

    20.07.2023 “Offshore Windfarms are playing a critical role in the UK’s transition to renewable energy and Net Zero targets. It is a fantastic for Centrus and our consortium colleagues to play their part in closing out this important deal and its contribution to energy transition”.

    Adam MacDonald Managing Director - Centrus

    Centrus advises Pennon on acquisition of four solar PV projects and co-located battery storage

    11.07.2023 “Centrus has been an integral and highly valued part of our project evaluation and acquisition team. Their technical and commercial skills have been central in ensuring that we have identified the right assets and have had a plan to build out and commercialise those assets on the right terms.”

    Peter Rayner, CDO - Pennon Group Plc

    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