Quasar Associates has been providing financial and procurement advice to the rail industry in the UK since 1999. There are four Quasar partners: Jonathan Prince, Katie Thompson, Tim Evans, and Phil Read. Our transaction experience provides us with an unrivalled in-depth knowledge and understanding of the UK rolling stock market and we have a blend of leasing, project financing and legal backgrounds.

Each partner of Quasar Associates has significant long-standing experience of providing financial and commercial advice in relation to large-scale investment projects, especially in the transport industry, having been involved in ground breaking transactions in the leasing, rail privatisation, procurement and PFI/PPP markets. We have advised both public and private sector entities in relation to the commercial and contractual structuring of projects and associated financing facilities, having arranged collectively more than £8bn of financing at Quasar Associates and earlier in our careers.

Quasar's client list includes in the Public Sector: HS2, Crossrail, Transport for London, and Transport Scotland. Private sector operators: Go-Ahead, Keolis, National Express, Stagecoach, First Group and Virgin Rail Group: Rolling Stock Investors: Deutsche Bank AG, Antin, ICON, OPTrust, Morgan Stanley, STAR Capital and Arcus and as Manufacturer: Siemens.

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