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  • Swansea University Accommodation Acquisition Reaches Financial Close

    10 December 2019

    On December 2, 2019, University Partnerships Programme’s (UPP) acquisition of a 411-bed asset at Swansea University from property developer St Modwen Properties reached financial close.

    This is not UPP’s first partnership with Swansea University, as in February 2018 they acquired a 2,021-bed asset for £98m, also from St Modwen.

    The funding consists of £38.7 million of index-linked bond debt, provided by Aberdeen Standard Investments alongside £4.7 million of subordinated debt and equity provided by UPP and its shareholders.

    Operis were pleased to perform a financial model audit on behalf of both UPP and Aberdeen Standard, which included a review of the model’s tax and accounting treatments.

    This continues Operis’s recent work with UPP following the financial close of the Exeter East Park campus in January 2019.

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