Royal Veterinary College
QMPF advised the College on its successful £45m private placement.
The College had identified a borrowing requirement for a number of capital developments on both of its campuses to ensure that it can continue to offer an outstanding environment and experience for its community. QMPF were initially appointed to provide an options appraisal to explore a variety of funding structures that would enable it to meet the required capital investment. A £45m private placement was chosen as the best way forward, with the proceeds used to refinance the College’s existing bank facilities, repay associated break costs and fund part of its capital investment plan. After generating significant investor interest, both within the UK and North America, the placement was four times over-subscribed, and ultimately placed solely with Sun Life Investment Management, raising a blend of 15, 20 and 25 year funding. QMPF were retained as financial advisors throughout, advising alongside the placement arrangers.
Julie Waterfield, Director of Finance at the Royal Veterinary College, said:
“QMPF acted as the RVC’s advisors throughout the process of securing our recent private placement, commencing with reviewing our forecasts and recommending appropriate financing options, through negotiation with the selected agent to offering independent guidance and support up to and during the investor presentation and bidding phase. We were very impressed with the team’s knowledge and experience as well as its professional and proactive approach. QMPF were a key contributor to the successful outcome we achieved and I would highly recommend them.”
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