Energy Transition

Financing solutions for a sustainable future.

£500 million

of deals advised on over last 2 years


ongoing and executed advisory deals


relationships with equity, debt and government backed funding sources

of deals advised on over last 2 years

ongoing and executed advisory deals

relationships with equity, debt and government backed funding sources

Centrus supports clients in delivering capital structures and financial modelling for renewable energy projects.  These structures meet immediate funding requirements and are scalable to support and drive sustainable long-term growth in the fast-changing energy transition space. We deliver the right capital to enhance growth and to maximise shareholder returns.

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Hydrogen & Green Gas:

Our team works with clients to ensure that their assets reflect the gradual move towards a hydrogen economy.

Onshore and Offshore Wind:

The Infrastructure team have helped devise innovative solutions to support the delivery of wind energy projects.

Energy Storage and Charging Infrastructure:

This is an exciting area of development as we continue to branch out from established renewable energy subsectors.


Renewable energy is a dynamic industry, so we ensure clients meet capital-related guidelines while managing risks associated with geothermal projects.

Energy from Waste:

We can help developers navigate the unique funding requirements for waste-to-energy projects, helping them capitalise on this burgeoning market.

our people

Meet our experts in Energy Transition

Adam MacDonald

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

Terence Amako

Head of M&A
Terence is an experienced corporate finance professional with over 18 years of corporate finance,...

Mark Taheny

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

David Craig

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

Geoff Knight

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

Shruti Uppala

Senior Associate
Shruti has over 8 years’ experience within the infrastructure industry, working across renewable...

Scott Wilsher

Assistant Director
Scott joined the Infrastructure, Energy and Utilities advisory business at Centrus in 2021 from...
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Our credentials

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

02.01.22 “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 ESB on £550m multi-tranche derivative portfolio

“ESB engaged Centrus to support in formulating its strategy to manage inflation risk on certain UK assets, particularly its existing UK RPI derivative portfolio.”

Mark Taheny Director - Centrus

Centrus advises TRIG on its first ESG-linked inflation hedging transaction

“TRIG is delighted to have worked with Centrus and its hedging banks to implement a ground-breaking sustainability-linked inflation hedging agreement. We are committed to embedding sustainability into all our activities across the full investment cycle to help ensure sustainable returns for our investors.”

Phil George Head of Portfolio Management - TRIG

Centrus and fellow Smith Square Partners’ consortium members advise Ofgem on preferred bidder for £600m offshore wind transmission asset

“Ofgem has announced that ETEPCO, the Equitix and Japanese utility TEPCO Power Grid consortium, has been selected as preferred bidder for the offshore wind transmission asset connecting the 850MW Triton Knoll wind farm to the Lincolnshire coast. The asset is valued at over £600 million.”

Adam MacDonald Managing Director - Centrus

Centrus advises Ventient Energy on €1bn of interest rate swaps

“This landmark transaction for Ventient successfully allows it to establish a renewable platform outside of the UK. Centrus was able to assist in the evaluation of the associated pre-hedging and long-term hedging strategy to manage risk in the current negative interest rate environment. This ultimately led to an effective and value accretive solution for our clients at relatively low cost.”

Geoff Knight Managing Director - Centrus

Centrus advises USS on £100m preferred equity renewables investment

“Centrus advised The Universities Superannuation Scheme (“USS”) on the completion of a £100m Preferred Equity investment in NextEnergy Solar Fund Ltd (“NESF”), made via USS’ L1 Renewables investment vehicle. USS is one of the UK’s largest pension schemes, providing pension plans to 440,000 members and has in excess of £68bn invested in public and private markets.”

Adrian Li Managing Director - Centrus
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