Aviva investors provides £39.9 million refinancing for portfolio of seventeen industrial assets

London) – Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’), has announced it has completed a £39.9 million senior debt facility with London & Cambridge Properties (‘LCP’), a sponsor focused on industrial warehouse and convenience retail space throughout the UK and Europe.

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The facility, which is provided for a 10-year term on a fixed-rate basis, refinances an existing £29.9m facility and is being made on behalf of the Aviva UK Life Annuity business.

The security consists of a highly-diversified collection of 17 light industrial assets across southern England and the Midlands, let to over 90 tenants and which carry a weighted average unexpired lease term (WAULT) of approximately 3.75 years.

Gregor Bamert, Head of Real Estate Debt at Aviva Investors, said:

“We are glad to be extending our existing long-term relationship with LCP, which has demonstrated strong asset management credentials over the last 20 years, in both the UK and Europe. We like its active management of tenant relationships and investment in the portfolio, which has allowed the business to maintain a high-quality offer. This is a further example of our firm commitment to the lending market, where we believe opportunities still exist which can deliver long-term value to our investor clients.”

Chris Tranter, Group Finance Director at LCP, added:

“LCP is pleased to have completed the extension and re-gear of this facility with Aviva Investors. Many thanks to the team at Aviva for their efforts in helping the deal to be completed in a smooth and timely manner. The transaction further reinforces the strong, long-term relationship between LCP and Aviva Investors and we look forward to the continued support for the progression of our business.”

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