Our Expertise and Track Record
Established in 2005, GSF is a structured finance advisor, providing strategic advice and innovative, tax and non-tax-oriented financing solutions to meet its clients' capital raising and investment objectives.
With extensive experience in the US tax equity and large ticket lease markets, GSF professionals provide all the skills necessary to implement a project from start to finish. The senior professionals at GSF Advisors have a combined 100+ year track record in the constantly evolving tax optimized asset finance markets.
Our firm maintains an active presence in large structured financings for a number of market sectors including renewable energy, transportation, carbon capture, conventional energy, real estate, manufacturing and infrastructure assets.
We work with both sponsor \ developers, lessees and investors. We represent investors looking for long term investments with superior relative value characteristics as well as with borrowers seeking to structure financings with the lowest cost of capital.
Examples of the financings that GSF’s professionals have closed over the last 15 years include:
Secondary Market Lease Sales and Purchases:
Represented over 25 banks, corporations, finance companies and operating lessors in the sale and purchase of leases covering transportation, real estate, mining, and energy assets
Tax Equity for Wind Projects:
Acted as tax equity advisors for numerous sponsors including, among others, Nextera Energy Resources, Duke Energy Renewables, EDPR, Exelon and EDF
Tax Equity for Solar Projects:
Acted as tax equity advisors for numerous sponsors and investors for 40 utility scale solar projects and distributed generation solar portfolios.
Leases for Class I Railroads:
Over a 4 year period, GSF led investor groups comprised of over 10 major U.S. banks and insurance companies in leveraged lease financings of over $2 billion of railcars and locomotives for two major Class I Railroads.
Leases for U.S. Auto Manufacturer:
Led a group comprised of a major U.S. bank and a U.S. industrial company in the leveraged lease financing of stamping presses and engine manufacturing lines for one of the major U.S. car manufacturers.
Retained by a major U.S. corporation and aircraft lessor in the structuring and placement of sale-leaseback financings to assist in their acquisition of large commercial aircraft.
International Project Finance:
Represented two large infrastructure investors in a $500MM purchase of a Canadian PV solar portfolio. GSF also helped in raising the senior debt for the investors.
Represented a number of US mass transits in the renegotiation, restructuring and voluntary termination of existing leases.
Portfolio Analysis and Valuation:
Retained by several large banks to review their leveraged lease investment portfolio and recommend the top candidates for sale.