News & Announcements

22 Mar 2017

Belgium care home operator, Senior Assist, issues €161,170,000 30-year bonds in two transactions to finance the acquisition and development of senior care homes

On issue date €53.5m of the bonds were sold, with a further €107.7m retained by the issuer for future sale. The initial bond proceeds will allow Senior Assist to acquire two operational homes and develop one new senior care home, the development is supported through a deferred profile to manage cost of carry. The structure […]

02 Mar 2017

University of Essex refinance student accommodation project issuing £98.2m of bonds

The bond issue refinances student halls of residence at the University of Essex’s Colchester Campus delivering a substantial refinancing gain to the University. The 41 year RPI linked bonds are rated AA by S&P, benefiting from a guarantee by Assured Guaranty, and were placed by TradeRisks with Pension Insurance Corporation plc as the sole investor. […]

16 Nov 2016

Inflation Linked Debt: Analysis of Local Authority Bond Issuances

In the current environment of ongoing cuts to central government funding for local authorities, local authorities are increasingly looking to use capital spending to create revenues to fill this spending gap.  For example, it has recently been reported that local authorities are likely to complete £1bn of commercial property deals by the end of the […]

11 Nov 2016

Herefordshire Housing agrees a staggered sale of £35 million retained bonds

Herefordshire has agreed terms for the immediate and future sales of its retained bonds, enabling them to continue to invest in communities in and around Herefordshire over the coming years. The bonds, which were rated A2 by Moody’s Investor Services, are to be sold in instalments, with £5 million sold today and the remaining £30 […]

24 Aug 2016

Arlington Investors borrows £68.8m from capital market investors to support student accommodation acquisitions

The transaction sees Arlington acquire a portfolio comprising 951 beds in Leeds and London from Rockspring taking Arlington’s student accommodation holdings to more than 7,800 beds and a total investment of over £500 million. The assets combine a mixture of direct let and university let student accommodation with the two Leeds asset and London asset […]

18 Jul 2016

TradeRisks appointed as Treasury Advisor to Local Authority

TradeRisks Limited has been appointed as Treasury Management Advisor to Derby City Council, following a competitive tendering process for a 2 year contract. The appointment of TradeRisks as a Treasury Advisor demonstrates TradeRisks continued commitment to offering a greater choice of service providers to the UK local authority sector, and follows TradeRisks’ other recent successes […]

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