Our expertise for companies and credit investors

Our Corporate Banking assists SMEs as well as companies geared to the capital market. Alongside the traditional corporate client business, it encompasses the areas of Shipping and Real Estate, Infrastructure & Energy as well as the special area of Structured Finance. Additionally, we set up credit funds in order to also give third-party investors such as institutional investors and large single-family offices the opportunity to invest in credit together with us. The focus here is on structured finance, ship loans and projects from the fields of energy and infrastructure.

Strategic and operational consulting for corporate clients

We provide comprehensive strategic advice to family-owned businesses and listed stock corporations and assist them in matters relating to their day-to-day operations.

These include for example:

  • Neutral financial advisory: optimising the financing structure and selecting financing instruments
  • Structured financing and working capital financing
  • Intelligent risk management solutions for currency and interest rate risks
  • Liquidity management as well as individual short-term and long-term wealth management concepts
  • SEPA and international payment transactions, cash management and international document business

Our services often transition seamlessly from corporate matters to advising the owners and shareholders behind the company.


Berenberg Corporate Portal

The Berenberg Corporate Portal is a multibank-capable eBanking system for corporations that enables the integration of all German company accounts. The portal allows review, initiation and release of payment transactions, so that you can coordinate them independent of time or place, all with the accustomed data security.

We also offer the portal as a smartphone app that lets you use selected functions, like reviewing and releasing payments, and authentication when logging onto the portal.

Benefits of the portal

  • At a glance: Your bank accounts in Germany
  • Web-based solution: No need for decentrally installed software
  • Central data handling: A clear overview of accounts provides for high transparency in financial processes
  • Maximum security: The highest European encryption standards like EBICS and double authentification on two separate devices ensure that sensitive data remain safe.

Are you looking for a multibank-capable eBanking system for your company? Take a look at what the Berenberg Corporate Portals offers in this video.

Corporate clients
Corporate Banking (Corporate Clients)
Stephan Grube
Telephone: +49 40 350 60-8034
Michael Große Siebenbürgen
Telephone: +49 40 350 60-556

Competent support for international shipping clients

International clients such as shipping companies, ship management companies, agencies, ship brokers and P&I clubs appreciate our fast, flexible, competent and reliable service.

Payment Services

Our experienced payment transaction specialists ensure the smooth processing of national and international payment transactions (e.g. wages or cash-to-master payments) for international shipping companies in Germany and abroad.

Our global network of correspondent banks enables us to carry out all commercial transactions reliably and as quickly as possible in virtually all currencies and parts of the globe.

In addition to processing international payment transactions, we also offer our clients the benefits of the Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA).

In the document business, we offer reliable and fast processing of debt collection and letter of credit transactions.

Treasury Solutions

Alongside our Payment Services, we provide a tailored offering of treasury services for the shipping industry:

  • Managing ship accounts in various currencies and with a highly customisable authorisation concept
  • Liquidity management: overnight deposits and time deposits in all common currencies as well as individual investment concepts and shortterm working capital financing
  • Intelligent risk management solutions for currency, interest rate and foreign exchange risks
  • Special transactions, e.g. saleand-purchase transactions
  • Guarantee business (e.g. attachment, release call, process or other payment guarantees)

Berenberg Corporate Portal

The Berenberg Corporate Portal is a multibank-capable eBanking system for corporations that enables the integration of all German company accounts. The portal allows review, initiation and release of payment transactions, so that you can coordinate them independent of time or place, all with the accustomed data security.

We also offer the portal as a smartphone app that lets you use selected functions, like reviewing and releasing payments, and authentication when logging onto the portal.

Benefits of the portal

  • At a glance: Your bank accounts in Germany
  • Web-based solution: No need for decentrally installed software
  • Central data handling: A clear overview of accounts provides for high transparency in financial processes
  • Maximum security: The highest European encryption standards like EBICS and double authentification on two separate devices ensure that sensitive data remain safe.

Are you looking for a multibank-capable eBanking system for your company? Take a look at what the Berenberg Corporate Portals offers in this video.

Ship finance

Ship financing as well as short-term and medium-term financing of second-hand tonnage.

Shipping
Philipp Wünschmann
Telephone: +49 40 350 60-128

Structuring of corporate financing schemes

The specialists in our Structured Finance team assist financing projects by listed and owner-operated SMEs.
Our team is marked by discretion, capital market experience and a focus on SME clients. We do not aim to replace house banks, but to supplement their services. The loans we structure generally exceed 10 million euros and sometimes reach into the triple-digit millions. We also assist corporations and financial investors with financing projects associated with the acquisition of domestic companies or parts of companies. In addition to conventional takeovers of one company by another, transactions may involve management buy-outs or buy-ins.

Financial Advisory

We have a long track record in structuring and transactions, and we combine this experience in end-to-end corporate financing with broad-based capital market expertise.
We assist companies with ongoing as well as transaction-specific financing questions. Our comprehensive advisory spectrum ranges from analysis and optimisation of the existing financing structure to the identification of suitable financing instruments per individual client requirements. We act as independent advisors in discussions with banks, and examine all financing documents for commercial validity and market viability.

Structured Finance
Henning Tietjen
Telephone: +49 40 350 60-8251
James Staunton
Telephone: +49 69 91 30 90-393

Special infrastructure & energy know-how

Our Infrastructure & Energy Team advises clients and investors in all matters relating to transactions, financing and projects.
Special focus areas include structuring and acquiring equity and debt capital for projects in the fields of energy, transport, logistics and telecommunications infrastructure.

We now have three regulated funds and co-investment strategies, with which we provide institutional investors, foundations, parishes, family offices and high net worth individuals access to attractive financing in the renewable energies and digital infrastructure segments, also from the aspect of sustainable investment.

We draw from our extensive network of project developers, manufacturers, building contractors, network operators, suppliers and technical specialists to support the development and realisation of infrastructure projects worldwide.

Infrastructure & Energy
Olaf Lüdemann
Telephone: +49 40 350 60-8778

Short- and medium-term project financing

We are available to selected project developers and builders, with whom we also work in other areas, for short and medium-term financing of commercial and residential construction projects with land-purchase loans and construction bridging loans.
Our focus is on projects with volumes preferably over 5 million euros in good central locations in North Germany, especially Hamburg.
Close accompaniment of construction by a qualified team and short decision paths enable us to react to client wishes quickly and flexibly.

Real Estate Financing
Dieter Duncker
Telephone: +49 40 350 60-552

Processing of payment transactions

Our experienced, qualified staff provide smooth processing of national and international payment transactions for domestic as well as foreign trading and shipping companies operating internationally.

Our participation in the ECB Euro Clearing Process (TARGET2) and the Euro Banking Association EBA (STEP1/EURO1), and our globe-spanning network of correspondent banks, enable us to handle all commercial transactions in almost any currency and part of the world, quickly and reliably.

In addition to familiar forms of domestic and foreign payment settlement (transfers, debit notes, cheques), we also offer clients the advantages of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA).

The Berenberg Corporate Portal, MultiCashTM and our online banking offer three ways clients can facilitate electronic payments, ensuring fast, secure and efficient data and information exchange.

In the document business, we provide reliable and fast settling of collection and letter of credit transactions.

Payment Services
Payment Transactions / Documentary Business
Andreas Thöne
Telephone: +49 40 350 60-373

Our credit funds

Corporate Lending
Funds
  • Super-senior and senior secured transaction financing
  • For SMEs
  • Often with the involvement of financial investors
  • With a focus on high-volume transactions

Shipping Debt
Funds
  • Senior secured ship mortgage credit with conservative loan-to-value ratio
  • For a broadly diversified portfolio of ships with vastly different uses

Green Energy
Funds
  • Junior debt for interim financing of construction phases and/or for the long-term operating phases of renewable energy projects (photovoltaic and onshore wind)

Infrastructure
Funds
  • Debt capital for interim financing of construction phases and junior debt for the long-term operating phases of digital infrastructure projects
  • With a focus on fibre optic networks in Germany

Your contact persons

Corporate Banking
Tobias Bittrich
Telephone: +49 40 350 60 8230
Corporate Clients
Stephan Grube
Telephone: +49 40 350 60 8234
Structured Finance
Henning Tietjen
Telephone: +49 40 350 60 8251
Shipping
Philipp Wünschmann
Telephone: +49 40 350 60 128
Institutional Investors
Andreas Schlüter
Telephone: +49 40 350 60 7862
Energy & Infrastructure
Olaf Lüdemann
Telephone: +49 40 350 60 8778
Real Estate Financing
Dieter Duncker
Telephone: +49 40 350 60 552
Payment Services
Andreas Thöne
Telephone: +49 40 350 60 373