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new equity investors into UK and European rail leasing

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European and North American countries

Asset Management in


transportation sectors


new equity investors into UK and European rail leasing

Clients from

European and North American countries

Asset Management in

transportation sectors

The Centrus Transport Team has a strong track record in providing financial advice across four sub-sectors: rail, zero emission vehicles, aviation and shipping.

Our specialist sector skills and knowledge offer significant value to clients raising capital, undertaking M&A or involved in processes involving leasing, secured lending or asset-backed structured finance.  Our team has industry experience of working in transport companies, leasing companies and for equity and debt providers.  This means we understand our clients’ needs and can support them with creative financing solutions.  Centrus is active in supporting clients looking to decarbonise their transport assets and those financing assets in new areas such as active travel.

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We secure funding for infrastructure and rolling stock projects, working with multinational freight and passenger train operating companies.

Zero-Emission Vehicles:

Centrus Transportation is passionate about sustainability, helping clients adjust their assets to meet net zero carbon targets.


Centrus Transportation has demonstrable experience as an owner, lender and advisor within the aviation finance market.


Our team can advise on equity, debt and lease finance for shipowners, as well as helping to restructure existing finances.

The UK Government has set a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, so many clients are taking this opportunity to review the carbon footprint of their portfolio of assets. We are proactive in our efforts to decarbonise clients’ transport assets. Our work in the transportation sector also intersects with our experience in energy transition, providing asset finance in sustainable areas such as active travel and geothermal energy.

our people

Meet our experts on Financial Solutions for Transportation

Stephen Layburn

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

Jacqui Nelson

Managing Director
Jacqui has more than 25 years’ experience in transportation assets as a director of MDT and has...

Louis Dubois

Assistant Director
Louis joined the Centrus transportation team in 2021 after a 10+ year career in banking.

Ed Spracklen

Ed has worked in the financial industry since 2007 following the completion of a PhD in...

Ewen Alexander

Ewen is an Associate covering the infrastructure and transportation sectors.

Timothy Jackson

Managing Director, Centrus European Rail Management
Tim has been active at the intersection of asset finance and transport for more than 25 years and...
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Our credentials

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 regulator on the financeability of Dublin Airport’s c. €2bn expansion

20.12.2022 “Centrus provided us robust, evidence based, responsive and timely analysis on Dublin Airport’s ability to finance its €2bn expansion plan. As the economic regulator of Dublin Airport, this analysis informed our final Determination of the maximum level of airport charges for 2020-2024.”

Dr Adrian Corcoran Director of Economic Regulation - The Commission for Aviation Regulation

Centrus Aviation Capital closes the lease of an A320 to Bamboo Airways

“Centrus Aviation Capital Ltd (CACL) is pleased to announce that it has successfully closed the lease of a 2009 vintage A320 aircraft to Bamboo Airways in Vietnam. CACL sourced the airline as a new lessee on behalf of the aircraft owner and structured and arranged a six year lease”

Bill Cumberlidge Managing Director - Centrus Aviation Capital

Centrus offers Risk Reporting & Derivative Valuation Services for Virgin Atlantic

“The Centrus Analytics platform has enabled us to reduce the number of treasury systems in use, delivering a significant cost saving to the company. Our reports come through early each morning, fully customised to our requirements. This enables us to make informed decisions sooner and frees up capacity within the team.”

Paul Robbins Portfolio Risk Manager - Virgin Atlantic

Centrus advises Red Funnel on the lease financing of Red Kestrel

“We are delighted to have once again assisted Red Funnel in securing long term lease finance for its investment in Red Kestrel, which builds upon the successful financing of Red Jet 7 earlier this year.”

The Centrus Team

Centrus advises Corelink on the leasing of rolling stock to West Midlands franchise

“Corelink Rail Infrastructure Limited, a rolling stock lessor established by a joint venture of funds managed by Deutsche Asset Management and Infracapital, has agreed to purchase £681m of rolling stock for use on the West Midlands rail franchise in England. Centrus acted as commercial adviser to Corelink Rail during the bid process and is also acting as interim lease manager of the fleets.”

Jacqui Nelson Managing Director - Centrus

Centrus advises Northern on successful lease financing of two new fleets of trains

“Centrus acted as financial adviser to Arriva Trains on a contract for new diesel multiple units and electric multiple units for the new Northern Rail franchise.  Centrus ran the competitive tender for the financing of the new rolling stock and then advised Arriva throughout the negotiation and closing of the transaction documents.”

Stephen Layburn Managing Director - Centrus
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