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 formerly 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
    • £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
    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

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

    “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

    “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 

    “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

    “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

    “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.

    “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

    “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.

    “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

    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

    “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

    “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

    “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

    “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

    Grand Union Housing Group implements titantreasury

    titantreasury has revolutionised the way we manage and control our treasury portfolio. It provides us an effective and efficient way to control and validate interest budgets and the reporting functionality enables us to not only take control of our performance reporting in the treasury area but also enable quicker and more informed decision making.​”

    Chris Bellamy Director of Finance & Treasury - Grand Union Housing Group ​

    Flagship Housing Group implements titantreasury

    “The implementation of Titan went very smoothly and was a positive experience for the team. We were well supported throughout the process and ‘go live’ was reached with little drama.

    We are looking forward to achieving the benefits of greater accuracy and improved reporting.”

    Alex Fitzgerald Head of Treasury and Regulation – Flagship Group

    Centrus advises Yorkshire Water on £170m new Debt Service Reserve Guarantee

    “Centrus has been a long-term financial advisor to Yorkshire Water and identified this innovative facility to us. The successful outcome reflects a collaborative approach, providing a long-term, cost-effective solution to our requirements. We thank all our advisors, including Centrus, for their support and expert advice through a complex process.”

    David Gregg Head of Corporate Finance – Yorkshire Water

    Centrus advises Yorkshire Water on the refinancing of £95m HoldCo facilities

    “I am delighted that we achieved this positive outcome, with efficient pricing and the introduction of a common terms platform. We would like to thank Centrus and Linklaters for their expertise, advice and support on this transaction.”

    David Gregg Head of Corporate Finance – Yorkshire Water

    Centrus advises Onward Homes on a new £90m unsecured RCF

    “John and the Centrus team supported this process throughout: from strategy through to final documents and Onward greatly benefited from Centrus’ treasury expertise and thorough understanding of our business. Their market engagement was excellent, and I’m delighted with the outcome.”

    Mike Gerrard Executive Director of Finance – Onward

    Centrus advises Harworth on new £200m senior debt facility

    “Harworth’s strong balance sheet and prudent gearing is one of the key enablers of our ambitious growth strategy. This new debt package, which adds another established institutional lender to our banking group, will provide Harworth with additional firepower and flexibility as we step into this strategy and deliver our Purpose of creating places where people want to live and work.”

    Lynda Shillaw Chief Executive - Harworth Group plc

    Centrus supports InfraRed with the implementation of CPI hedging

    “Centrus supported us through this CPI hedging transaction, they actively managed the process from start to finish and their analysis helped us build robustness into the cashflows and real equity returns under different inflation scenarios.”

    Ben Smith Portfolio Management – InfraRed Capital Partners

    Centrus raises €35m of privately placed debt for The Henderson European Focus Trust

    “Centrus is pleased to announce that The Henderson European Focus Trust, the UK-listed investment trust managed by Janus Henderson Investors, has successfully raised long-term debt of €35 million.”

    Robert St John Director - Centrus

    Centrus supports Equitix transition from LIBOR to SONIA

    “Centrus´ expertise and project management skills helped us transition from LIBOR to SONIA on over 100 different financing platforms. This also involved managing a range of stakeholders, including 40+ existing lending relationships. We are delighted with their support, which resulted in significant efficiencies.”

    Sophia Thorpe-Costa Director – Equitix

    Centrus advises Valleys to Coast on their first Sustainability Linked RCF

    “Centrus were supportive throughout the process, providing valuable advice and assurance for our Board. We have now secured cost-effective long term funding to enable us to deliver our ambitious corporate plan objectives in the years to come.”

    Claire Marshall Corporate Director of Finance, Governance, Strategy and Performance - Valleys to Coast

    Centrus advises Broadacres on wholesale restructure and £50m funding

    “Centrus’ advice and support has always been excellent, proactive and tailored specifically to Broadacres needs. Their detailed market knowledge and insights, financial analysis, project management and negotiating expertise has been key in supporting Broadacres to achieve our treasury objectives.”

    David Smith Executive Director Resources – Broadacres