SMBC group has a reputation as one of the region’s most innovative rail financing banks. We have experience of all aspects of railway infrastructure financing, including:
- Light rail and tram
- Heavy rail
- High-speed rail
- Airport rail links
- Advanced signalling and infrastructure
Throughout 2011 and 2012, there has been significant deal flow for heavy rail projects in France, with SMBC group playing a leading role as MLA in the HSL Tours Bordeaux, Bretagne-Pays de la Loire and Nimes-Montpellier transactions. In the UK the Bank is also a lender to the HS1 acquisition financing, signed in 2010.