Structuring and arranging of debt and/or equity

The funding of rolling stock or related infrastructure such as depots can be very complex. The optimal structure differs from transaction to transaction driven by a combination of credit, residual value and multiple other risks against cash flow and profit generation. Many transactions require first loss equity and debt and building the right architecture for a solid and bankable solution is the role of structuring. Then Apex Rail is looking for the most suitable equity and debt providers on an international basis – often employing extensive auction processes.
SCOPE OF WORK
TYPICAL SCOPE OF WORK FOR STRUCTURING AND ARRANGING OF DEBT AND/OR EQUITY FOR ROLLING STOCK AND DEPOT FINANCINGS
Definition of project objectives with client
Financial structuring/ engineering as the basis for preparing Information Memorandum (project description)
International Auction Process seeking financing proposals
Bid Evaluation
Final Term Sheet Negotiation
Support Due Diligence, Investment / Credit Approvals
Support Client and Lawyers during Documentation/Negotiation until Closing
Interested in advice on structuring and arranging of debt?
We in the Apex Rail team will do our best. Please contact us →
RELATED CASE STUDIES
OTHER SERVICES
FINANCIAL ADVISORY
• STRUCTURING AND ARRANGING OF DEBT AND/OR EQUITY FOR ROLLING STOCK AND DEPOT FINANCINGS
• TRANSACTION STRUCTURING AND MANAGEMENT
• DEVELOPMENT OF OPERATING LEASE PLATFORMS AND ROLLING STOCK POOLS FOR PRIVATE INVESTORS OR PUBLIC TRANSPORT AUTHORITIES
• FINANCIAL MODELLING (REVIEW, DEVELOPMENT, MANAGEMENT)
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BUSINESS ADVISORY
• FINANCIAL MODELLING (REVIEW, DEVELOPMENT, MANAGEMENT)
• DUE DILIGENCE SUPPORT FOR M&A TRANSACTIONS
• MARKET ENTRY SUPPORT
• BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT
• PROMOTE GREEN TECHNOLOGY AIMED TO INVESTORS
• PROVIDE 2ND OPINION ON ASSET VALUATIONS, LEASE RATES AND MARKET POTENTIAL
• DEVELOPING WHOLE LIFE COST MODELS FOR ROLLING STOCK ASSETS
• PREPARATION OF DESKTOP STUDIES (IN RELATION ROLLING STOCK FINANCING OPTIONS)
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INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
• PROJECT MANAGEMENT
• LEASE & ASSET MANAGEMENT
• CONTRACT MANAGEMENT
• COMPLIANCE REPORTING
• REMARKETING SERVICES
• ASSET VALUATION AND TECHNICAL AUDITS
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OUR TEAM
THE TEAM DEVELOPS, STRUCTURES AND ARRANGES COMPLETE FINANCING SOLUTIONS FOR RAIL OPERATORS, PUBLIC TRANSPORT AUTHORITIES BUT ALSO INVESTORS AND MANUFACTURES

CHRISTIAN FORSTER

Managing Director & Founding Partner

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  • Head of sales support finance for a major rail manufacturer
  • Developing financing solutions in Public-Private-Partnership projects for rolling stock and rail infrastructure
  • 10 years commercial banking experience, heading rail and infrastructure financing teams
  • Co-initiator + Advisory Board member of Railpool in 2009 and operating lease experience with ROSCOs
  • Led large debt financings from freight rail cars to high speed trains until 2015
Email: cforster@apex-rail.com
T: +41 41 220 24 51
M: +41 78 720 55 33

MARKUS FRÖHLICH

Managing Director & Founding Partner


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  • International Sales and Project Management of rolling stock for Siemens Transportation
  • Developing and implementing operating and financial lease solutions for various rail asset classes across Europe incl. senior management roles in Angel Trains UK and Societe Generale
  • Setting up a new rail finance advisory business in 2012 leading to extensive track record as financial advisor and asset manager for a wide range of rail transactions accross Europe
Email: mfroehlich@apex-rail.com
T: +41 41 220 24 57
M: +41 78 759 11 70

MARTIN METZ

Managing Director & Partner


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  • 30+ years in the banking industry
  • Global Head of Land Transport Finance, covering passenger and freight rail plus rail related asset finance clients in Europe, North America, and Australia
  • Set up and initiated a platform, incl. two international front office lending teams, asset research, advisory, equity and credit risk functions
  • 20+ years track record with prominent and award-winning transactions, and a debt portfolio of up to €3.5bn
Email: mmetz@apex-rail.com
T: +41 41 220 24 52
M: +49 173 6511 958

BART VAN HORSSEN

Associate Director & Partner

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  • Set-up, financing and management of single fleet SPV financing for German DMUs in Dublin
  • Successfully leading process to divest part of leasing portfolio by sale to European infrastructure fund
  • Negotiations of a sale-and-lease back of NS Locomotive portfolio
  • Contract management of lease agreements and purchase agreements for passenger rolling stock
  • Project management experience by on-time delivery of DMU fleet
Email: bvanhorssen@apex-rail.com
M: +31 6 14 33 34 72
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