M&A Consulting and Capital Raising

Strategic & tactical advice in the real asset space.

£5bn

of deals advised on in the last 3 years

15 to 20

transactions live at any one time

15

sub-sectors covered by current mandates

of deals advised on in the last 3 years

transactions live at any one time

sub-sectors covered by current mandates

We support management teams and Boards by providing independent advice and deep expertise as they consider important strategic decisions and transactions. We provide advice on the timing, structure, financing and value of a proposed transaction as well as leading negotiations and executing the deal. Our sector specialists work closely with our Investor Coverage Team to support clients in structuring and raising equity and other forms of risk capital to execute their business plans.

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Strategic Options Review:

We propose a number of suggested options to clients and make recommendations based on what we think will maximise value and manage risk.

Sell and Buy-side M&A:

Our team is experienced in representing and delivering on the needs of various parties in the M&A process.

Majority and Minority Stakes:

We advise clients considering either a transition or equity investment on what strategic transactions will help them meet their goals.

Joint Ventures:

Parties can collaborate on a single transaction with our team of capital raising brokers and M&A advisors.

Equity, Hybrid & Risk Capital Raise:

Our team has experience across a number of innovative capital raising services, matching clients with ideal financing partners.

Valuations Analysis:

Our in-house experts can advise on the worth or value of clients’ or target assets to ensure strategic decision-making.

our people

Meet our experts in M&A Consulting and Capital Raising

Omer Fazal

Managing Director, Head of Real Estate
Omer is an experienced corporate finance professional with 10+ years of experience providing...

Maria Goroh

Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets
Maria has 15 years of capital markets experience covering institutional investors primarily on...

Scott Douglas

Director
Scott is a Director within the Capital Markets team at Centrus...

Geoff Knight

Managing Director
Geoff has over 20 years of investment banking experience gained at RBC Capital Markets and Lloyds...

Paul Stevens

Managing Director
Paul is a founder of Centrus with over 25 years of corporate banking experience gained with Lloyds...

Phil Jenkins

Managing Director and Centrus Financial Advisors Limited CEO
Phil is a founding partner of Centrus and draws upon more than 25 years of investment banking and...

John Tattersall

Managing Director
John is a highly skilled corporate finance professional drawing on over 15 years’ experience...
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Centrus arranges new funding for Cottsway

11.06.2024 “This new funding is part a major re-finance programme for Cottsway which has allowed us to repay legacy debt and secures our corporate ambition to provide more homes in the communities we serve. We are delighted to have our new lenders alongside us and look forward to building a partnership for the future. We are also delighted to have been working with Centrus who have been a huge support.”

Richard Reynolds Chief Executive - Cottsway

Centrus advises Welsh Housing Partnership 2 (WHP2) on a new £38m Private Placement and £30m Government Loan saving £2m per annum

12.06.2024 “We are grateful for the expertise and support of our advisors at Centrus and Devonshires whose market knowledge, investor relationships, and commitment to delivery have ensured we successfully navigate through a complex process and market. Centrus’ ability to be tenacious, focused and assist us with unblocking issues as they arose was critical to getting us over the line, whilst ensuring we had confidence in our decision-making.”

Simon Jones Chair - Welsh Housing Partnership 2 Ltd

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

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 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 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 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 to have worked with Centrus on the arrangement of the new RCF facility. 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
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