APEX RAIL ARE A HIGHLY EXPERIENCED ADVISORY TEAM. WE SPECIALISE IN THE RAIL AND THE RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTOR, WITH A FOCUS IN THE FINANCING OF NEW AND GREEN TECHNOLOGY.
THE TEAM DEVELOPS, STRUCTURES AND ARRANGES COMPLETE FINANCING SOLUTIONS FOR OPERATORS, PUBLIC TRANSPORT AUTHORITIES, INVESTORS AND MANUFACTURES, PROCURING OR SELLING NEW AND USED ROLLING STOCK AND ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE. IN ADDITION, THE COMPANY HELPS ITS CLIENTS TO OPTIMISE ITS CURRENT ASSET BASE
AND BALANCE SHEET THROUGH SALE & LEASEBACKS AND OTHER INNOVATIVE FINANCING SOLUTIONS FOR INVESTORS IN THE EUROPEAN RAIL SECTOR. APEX RAIL PROVIDES COMPREHENSIVE PROJECT, LEASE, ASSET AND REMARKETING MANAGEMENT FOR ROLLING STOCK PORTFOLIOS, AS WELL AS INDUSTRY ADVISORY SERVICES IN M&A TRANSACTIONS.
We develop and implement customised financing solutions, identifying the most suitable investors and debt financing providers, and manage the sale and leaseback of rolling stock.
We deliver efficient commercial management by delivering contractual compliance and more effective management of contract variations.
We not only provide all services of a financial advisor to PTA’s but we also develop and implement new financing solutions.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT AUTHORITIES
We cost-effectively manage rolling stock procurement and construction and support the owners in our role as asset manager, preserving the long-term asset value.
• 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)
• 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)
Apex Rail recently played an important role in supporting LNER (London North Eastern Railway) to close the procurement and operating lease financing of 10 new tri-mode intercity trains to be built by CAF. Apex Rail was engaged by LNER to support us in structuring and executing a Financing Procurement Process on the basis of an 'Invitation to Negotiate' approach. The transaction from Apex Rail's side was led by Bart van Horssen and Markus Fröhlich. Their advisory scope covered the development of a robust framework for the financing of the trains – all of which had to comply with the procurement regulations - but also the cultivation of a competitive environment amongst financing providers. This accomplishment exemplifies Apex Rail's dedication to facilitating and navigating rolling stock financing of all types. Their team's expertise... Continue →
Katherine Blake Hemingway
[ Senior Fleet Commercial Manager AT LNER ]
Apex Rail was mandated by Central Saxony Transport association (VMS) to provide a financing package for the procurement of 19 electric tram trains for the Stadtbahn Chemnitz, the construction of a new railway depot for the maintenance of these vehicles and any future fleet extension as part of the “Chemnitzer model" plus a refinancing of an existing depot. At the end of march 2022, corresponding to the financing for these capital goods totaling around €189 million the transaction was successfully completed with the participation of the European Investment Bank (EIB), KFW Ipex-Bank and Nordlb. the mandate included the use of suitable interest rate hedging instruments. We are very satisfied with the support and preparation of the financing solution and would like to thank Apex Rail for their ongoing commitment combined with a high degree of professionalism over the entire duration of the mandate.
VERKEHRSVERBUND MITTELSACHSEN (VMS)
[ CENTRAL SAXONY TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION ]
Apex Rail advised Lineas in the structuring and realization of two major sale & lease back transactions for more than 100 T-77 locomotives and a portfolio of 4,000 wagons. With Apex Rail managing a competitive bidding process for us until the selection of the preferred investors, we were able to maximize the value of the transactions for Lineas in a way that would otherwise not have been possible. Their broad knowledge of the market, their extensive investor network and the professionalism in their approach have been instrumental in the success of this complex transaction.
Jan De Raeymaeker
[ CFO Lineas ]
MTR Nordic benefited from Apex Rail's extensive experience of open access rolling stock financing from previous transactions across Europe. Apex Rail has a solid understanding of the full commercial risk profile (due to the global Covid pandemic the transaction had to be put on hold). Apex Rail has developed the financing strategy for the transactions, the detailed structuring and fundraising through a limited international auction amongst reputable financing partners with a track record in the rail sector. We have been impressed with the strong dedication that the Apex Rail team invested into our financing projects, their innovative approach to deal with challenging situations and yet their reliable way of handling the process and keeping deadlines. Most important of all, Apex Rail delivered what was promised and proved being able to successfully conclude the tasks... Continue →