Debt and Capital Advisory

Bespoke solutions, strategic thinking.


sustainable/sustainability linked debt deals


separate private placements in the past 3 years

£7.1 billion

in private placements raised for clients in the past 3 years

sustainable/sustainability linked debt deals

separate private placements in the past 3 years

in private placements raised for clients in the past 3 years

We work with clients to understand their objectives, assess the strategic options available to them and then execute the recommended plan either via our own Investor Coverage Team or with third party arrangers . Taking a holistic approach, our team has the experience to guide businesses and financial sponsors through the full range of debt, liability management, regulatory and ratings related processes. More recently, we have been at the forefront of the development of sustainable and sustainability linked financing solutions for our clients.

  • Debt Strategy
  • Bank, PP, Project Finance & Bond solutions
  • Direct private placements
  • Sustainable & Sustainability-linked financings
  • Liability Management
  • Ratings Advisory
  • Regulatory Advisory
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Our People

Meet our experts in Debt and Capital Advisory

Paul Stevens

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

Adam MacDonald

Managing Director
Adam has over 20 years of corporate finance and investment banking experience gained at various...

Geoff Knight

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

Mark Taheny

Senior Director
As Senior Director, Mark has lead the debt financing and hedging of a number of significant...

Maria Goroh

Senior Director, Head of Capital Markets
Maria has 10 years of capital markets experience covering institutional investors primarily on...

Jason Murphy

Managing Director and Centrus Advisors Limited CEO
Jason is co-founder and CEO of Centrus in Ireland and also sits on the group’s board of directors...

Gavin Friel

Gavin works on a diverse range of mandates for Infrastructure, Utilities, Social Housing and...

Stephen Layburn

Managing Director
Stephen has more than 25 years’ investment banking experience in transportation, asset finance,...

Omer Fazal

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

Scott Douglas

Assistant Director
Scott is an Assistant Director at Centrus focused on investor coverage and capital raising.

David Craig

David has over 20 years of energy, utilities and infrastructure experience sitting across all sides...

John Tattersall

Senior Director
John is a highly skilled corporate finance professional drawing on over 15 years’ experience...

Lawrence Gill

Lawrence is a financial modeller and advisor with experience across a wide variety of transactions...

Sam Goldman

Sam Goldman is an experienced corporate finance professional, having spent over 12 years working in...
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Our credentials

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 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

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

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 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

Centrus consortium appointed to advise Ofgem under new four-year contract for offshore electricity transmission assets

“Centrus is delighted that Ofgem has chosen its consortium to continue to act as financial adviser on the sales processes to select the offshore transmission owners (“OFTOs”) for the transmission assets related to offshore wind farms.”

Adam MacDonald Managing Director - Centrus

Centrus advises Southern on £250m Sustainability Bond and  £100m+ of new Sustainability Linked RCF 

“Centrus has been invaluable in providing expertise, strategic advice and support for these transactions. From developing a clear, effective and detailed strategy to achieve our objectives for the medium term, to support in delivering both bond and new RCF funding.”

Amanda Holgate Chief Financial Officer – Southern Housing Group

Centrus arranges £100m funding for a student accommodation PPP project for LSE

“DIF is excited to be growing its portfolio in the student accommodation sector. We look forward to partnering with a world-class university and to support it with its student accommodation delivery.”

Gijs Voskuyl Partner and Head of Investments for the DIF V and VI strategy, says:

Centrus advises Merthyr Tydfil on £9m funding to deliver 200 affordable homes

“Finalising the treasury strategy will allow the Association to deliver on it’s objectives. Centrus advised on the transaction and provided an excellent service throughout.”

Samantha Taylor Director of Corporate Services – MTHA

Centrus arranges £145m funding for South Staffordshire Plc

“Centrus’ support throughout this process enabled the group to reinforce its capital structure via a dual-track liability management and fundraise process, delivered in a tight timetable and on competitive terms.”

Rob O’Malley Group CFO – South Staffordshire Plc

Centrus arranges £20m private placement for 900 unit housing association, Heart of Medway

“This is a great deal for Heart of Medway which both supports our current development aspirations and increases our funding options in the future. I thank Centrus for their support in arranging the transaction and ensuring a great outcome for Heart of Medway.”

Bruce Shelmerdine Group Finance Director – Heart of Medway
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