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 products to meet its clients capital raising and investment objectives.


With extensive experience in both domestic and international markets, GSF professionals provide all the skills necessary to implement a project from start to finish.


Our firm maintains an active presence in large structured financings for a number of market sectors including transportation, conventional and renewable energy, real estate, manufacturing and infrastructure assets.  We have worked on both sides of the aisle, representing 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 10 years include:


  • 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.

  • Leveraged 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.

  • Leveraged Lease 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.

  • Aircraft Finance:  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.

  • Secondary Market Lease Sales: Represented several large U.S. corporations and finance companies on the remarketing and sale of portfolio leased assets for rail, energy, mining and marine equipment.

  • Secondary Market Lease Purchases:  Represented a number of banks and insurance companies in the structuring, pricing, negotiation and closing for the purchase of existing leases of rail, aircraft, marine and energy equipment. 

  • Lease Renegotiation: Represented a number of US mass transits in the renegotiation, restructuring and voluntary termination of existing leases.

  • Portfolio Analysis and Management:  Retained by a large regional bank to review their leveraged lease investment portfolio and recommend the top candidates for sale.


With 30 years of combined experience, GSF’s team brings a track record of closed transactions in excess of $25 billion in structured financing, representing advisory clients in over one hundred transactions.

Louis DeCarlo
Managing Partner




John Hackett
Managing Partner


Louis DeCarlo
John Hackett

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