Aviva Investors completes a £33.5 million deal with AshbyCapital

Aviva Investors, the global asset manager business of Aviva plc, has agreed a £33.5 million, 5-year, fixed and floating rate loan with AshbyCapital to finance Abbotsinch Retail Park in Paisley, near Glasgow.

The 265,000 sq. ft retail park is fully let to 14 tenants including B&Q, Wren, ScS, Dunelm, Natuzzi, Tapi and Oak Furnitureland, with an on-site Frankie & Benny’s providing a restaurant offering for shoppers. The scheme also includes 1,098 car parking spaces.

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Gregor Bamert, Head of Real Estate Finance at Aviva Investors, said “We are delighted to expand upon our existing partnership with AshbyCapital. Despite a challenging retail environment, this deal demonstrates our ability to selectively provide flexibly structured financing for strong cashflow generating assets. This transaction represents Aviva Investors’ ability to offer a range of solutions across Real Assets for our partners in order to deliver stable returns for our clients matching investor appetite with borrower requirements.”

Charles-Etienne Lawrence, Investment Director at AshbyCapital, said “While the retail sector in general is a difficult environment, we believe that carefully selected, high-quality retail parks in strong and convenient locations continue to be attractive investment opportunities. This loan is a vote of confidence from Aviva Investors in our ability to select the best assets and deliver optimum value from them, and we are pleased to be working with them again.”

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