Contract management

We have an extensive history as project, contract & asset managers on behalf of different clients for complex long term financings for both regional passenger rolling stock under franchise or concession agreement and locomotive
portfolios on longer-term operating leases with an in-depth understanding of all aspects of contractual and commercial obligations under the various arrangements.

Professional in-house expertise is available with respect to active European and UK rolling stock project, -contract, -lease and asset management due to various team members working in their careers for rail manufacturers, operating leasing companies, state, public and private operators and financial institutions

Excellent network of market experts, including legal advisors, technical rolling stock experts, maintenance providers and other services, which allows to create additional value to our clients. We are also able to recruit or subcontract additional workforce for the mandate, should that be required during the long term mandate.
SCOPE OF WORK
TYPICAL SCOPE OF WORK FOR CONTRACT MANAGEMENT
Review of all (monthly) reports issued by the manufacturer or Lessee
Reporting to Lessor about material events (i.e. delays, insurance events etc.)
Management of claims (i.e. LDs) against the manufacturers
(quarterly) Asset Management Reports to the Lessor (and other financing parties)
Management of contract compliance
Interested in advice on contract management?
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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, 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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APEX RAIL GmbH

Winkelriedstrasse 56
CH-6003 Luzern
Switzerland

Email: info@apex-rail.com

TEL: +41 41 220 24 51

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