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Centrus expands rail expertise with Rob Minter hire

Centrus is pleased to announce that Rob Minter has joined its growing Transportation advisory team as an Assistant Director.  Rob will play a key role in building upon the success of the team with a particular focus on the rail industry where the Centrus team has a market leading reputation in advising on the financing of rolling stock projects and related infrastructure and in advising on the sale of rail related assets and rolling stock portfolios.

The Centrus team has advised on many successful transactions including the £700m investment and leasing of rolling stock to the West Midlands franchise by Corelink, a rolling stock lessor established by a joint venture of funds managed by Deutsche Asset Management and Infracapital, and the lease financing of two new fleets of trains to the Northern franchise that will transform travel through a £1 billion investment in the largest rail network outside London.

Rob joins Centrus from First Group where he held a senior commercial finance role supporting rail franchise bidding activity. He brings over 10 years’ experience in advising Government, financiers and private sector clients on transactions in the energy and transportation infrastructure sectors. He has particular experience in the private financing of rolling stock and the concessioning of passenger rail services. Rob previously worked within PwC’s Government & Infrastructure advisory practice.

Jacqui Nelson, Managing Director at Centrus, commented that: We are delighted to have Rob join the Centrus Transportation team.  Rob further strengthens our highly regarded rail transportation advisory group where we continue to advise on the financing of UK and European rolling stock and rail infrastructure assets.

The Centrus Transportation team have extensive experience financing a broad spectrum of assets, including the core transportation assets of aviation, shipping and rail.  The Centrus approach is to provide bespoke, customer focussed solutions, tailored to the needs of its clients.  Drawing on our wide investor and lender relationships, Centrus delivers added value solutions to transportation finance projects.

Rob’s new contact details are:
+44 203 946 0350