£50m private placement boost for A2Dominion

Transaction provides long-term funding tailored to development plan.

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A2Dominion has closed a secured funding of £50m – further strengthening the group’s liquidity to push on with new development opportunities.

Priced at a fixed coupon of 3.514% – with settlement deferred to March 2020, a final maturity of March 2045 and a weighted average life of 20 years – the transaction is designed to refinance future maturing secured loan facilities.

The funding was provided by Phoenix Group, Europe’s largest life and pensions consolidator, and the transaction arranged by Centrus Advisors.

A2Dominion’s Executive Director (Finance & Strategy), Dean Tufts, said: “This long-term funding further demonstrates the prudent and forward looking financial strategy we have in place at A2Dominion.

“We are pleased to have worked with Phoenix to agree new funding with a deferral period and will continue to look for similar opportunities to support our aim to provide high quality homes and invest in local communities.”

Phoenix Group’s Head of Financial Management Group, Scott Robertson, said: “We are delighted to be supporting A2Dominion’s strategic plans to deliver more homes in southern England.

“This transaction provides long-term funding tailored to A2Dominion’s development plan as well as providing a high-quality stream of cash flows to match our pension liabilities.”

Devonshires provided legal advice to A2Dominion Housing Group Limited, with Pinsent Masons LLP providing legal advice to Phoenix Group.