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University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Date
August 2019

Sector
Education

Transaction
Freenmen's Common Residences

Value
c. £150m

Role
Financial Adviser

QMPF advised the University on the procurement of a new 1,164 bed residence at Freemen’s Common which will also deliver a 500 space multi-storey car park, teaching & learning centre and social space. We were appointed as financial advisor in 2016 through to financial close. Equitix was selected as development partner – a consortium comprising Engie as construction contractor and facilities management delivered by Engie FM. Senior funding was provided via a wrapped private placement with the guarantee provided by Assured Guaranty.

Martyn Riddleston, Chief Financial Officer, University of Leicester said

“QMPF supported the University from 2016 through to financial close and assisted in delivering a fantastic outcome which will support the University’s long-term wider strategy. QMPF’s market knowledge and extensive experience in the sector meant that they were well placed to advise on the commercial aspects of the deal. They offered clear and responsive commercial advice to the University throughout the transaction and were able to quickly understand our priorities and requirements which allowed for swift resolution during negotiation with our partners.”

For further information contact

Peter Lyons

Partner

+44 (0)131 222 2613

Kieran McCallum

Associate Director

+44 (0)131 222 2632

QMPF LLP, Excel House, 30 Semple Street, Edinburgh EH3 8BL
+44 (0)131 222 2600
info@qmpf.co.uk

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