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Picton updates on portfolio activity

Picton updates on portfolio activity – Picton has completed 20 asset management initiatives since its June net asset value (NAV) update. Progress has been made across all sectors including lettings, lease renewals, regears and rent reviews. These have a combined annual rent of £2.4m and were agreed on average 4% ahead of the June 2019 […]

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BMO Commercial Property Trust reports interims in tough climate

BMO Commercial Property Trust reports interims in tough climate – BMO Commercial Property Trust (BCPT), formerly F&C Commercial Property Trust, has reported interim results to 30 June 2019. The company invests in a number of sectors, including industrial warehouses, office buildings, retail and student housing. The company also has the mandate to invest upto 15% of […]

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QuotedData’s other news 17 September 2019

In QuotedData’s other news 17 September 2019 – Civitas Social Housing, announced the appointment of Liberum Capital Limited as joint corporate broker to act alongside Cenkos Securities PLC, the company’s existing corporate broker. PRS REIT, the new build private homes investors, provided a trading update covering the two months to end-August 2019, since the end of its […]

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Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon reports interims with sterling weakness boosting returns

Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon reports interims with sterling weakness boosting returns – Over Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon’s (BGS) interim results period to 31 July 2019, sterling-based investors benefited from the currency’s weakness against the Japanese yen, despite sluggishness in the Japanese equity market. The company’s NAV rose 15.3% compared to a 9.8% rise in the MSCI Japan […]

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Primary Health Properties announces €70m secured note issue

Primary Health Properties announces €70m secured note issue – Primary Health Properties (PHP), a leading investor in modern primary healthcare facilities in the UK and Ireland, has announced that a wholly owned subsidiary has issued new senior secured notes for a total of €70m at a fixed rate of 1.51% with a maturity of 12 years.  The […]

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Target Healthcare REIT has a good year

Target Healthcare REIT has a good year –  Target Healthcare REIT (THRL) has reported final results, covering the period to 30 June 2019. NAV total return for the year came in at 8.1%; on an annualised basis the number is 7.9% since launch. Annualised share price total return for the same period has been 8.2 per […]

16 Sep 2019

QuotedData’s other news 16 September 2019

In QuotedData’s other news 16 September 2019 – GCP Student announced confirmation from FTSE Russell that the company will be added to the FTSE 250 Index from 18 September 2019. AVI Japan Opportunity.released its first interim report since its launch in October 2018. In the few months since launch until the 30 June 2019, its NAV per […]

16 Sep 2019

Adamas Finance Asia updates on its largest holding

Adamas Finance Asia updates on its largest holding – Adamas Finance Asia (ADAM), the pan-Asian diversified investment company, has provided an update on its investment in Future Metal, which was previously known as Hong Kong Mining Holdings. ADAM holds an 85% shareholding in Future Metal, representing ADAM’s largest investment by value in the portfolio. ADAM […]

16 Sep 2019

Custodian REIT pursues disposals to rejig portfolio

Custodian REIT pursues disposals to rejig portfolio – Custodian REIT (CREI), the UK property investment company, has announced the disposal of a property from its portfolio. It has sold a 39,279 sq ft city centre office and retail unit in Edinburgh for £9.1m, in line with the 30 June 2019 valuation, having acquired the property as part of a portfolio in January 2016. CREI says that following the disposal, net gearing has decreased to 21.1%. Commenting on the disposal Richard Shepherd-Cross, managing director […]

13 Sep 2019

Biogen/Eisai discontinue BACE inhibitor in Alzheimer’s 

Biogen/Eisai discontinue BACE inhbitor in Alzheimer’s US-biotech Biogen and its Japanese partner Eisai have stopped two large Phase III studies of the investigational BACE (beta amyloid cleaving enzyme) inhibitor elenbecestat/E2609 for Alzheimer’s disease, after an interim safety review highlighted an unfavourable risk-benefit ratio. The move effectively marks the end of development of agents in this […]

13 Sep 2019

QuotedData’s other news 13 September 2019

In QuotedData’s other news 13 September 2019 – Crystal Amber’s results for the year ended 30 June 2019 show its NAV rising by 1.8% and an NAV total return of 4.1% (including income). The main positive was Leaf Clean Energy (after it won its court case), the detractors were holdings in Northgate and De La Rue. […]

13 Sep 2019

Woodford Patient Capital slashes NAV again

Woodford Patient Capital slashes NAV again – Woodford Patient Capital says it will cut its NAV once again. This time by 4p per share. Bizarrely, the announcement doesn’t tell investors why. The statement says – “Link Fund Solutions Limited (“Link”), through its Fair Value Pricing Committee, is responsible for the valuation of the portfolio of […]

13 Sep 2019

BioPharma lends up to $150m to OptiNose

BioPharma lends up to $150m to OptiNose – BioPharma Credit will lend, alongside BioPharma Credit Investments V, up to $150m via senior secured notes issued by OptiNose US, Inc. BioPharma Credit’s share of the transaction will be up to US$82.5 million and its initial investment US$44.0 million. (BioPharma Credit Investments V (Master) LP is a private fund also […]

12 Sep 2019

Supermarket Income REIT to raise £50m to grow portfolio

Supermarket Income REIT to raise £50m to grow portfolio – Supermarket Income REIT has announced its intention to raise £50m through a share placing and offer to fund new acquisitions. It has set the issue price at 102 pence per new ordinary share, a discount of 5.1% to the closing price of 107.5 pence per existing ordinary share […]

12 Sep 2019

Phoenix Spree Deutschland agrees new €240m loan facility

Phoenix Spree Deutschland agrees new €240m loan facility – Phoenix Spree Deutschland, the UK listed investment company specialising in Berlin residential real estate, has completed a new €240m loan facility. The new facility was agreed with Natixis Pfandbriefbank AGand comprises of two tranches, one being for €190m and the other for €50m. The refinancing follows a […]

12 Sep 2019

Workspace Group makes double London sale

Workspace Group makes double London sale – Workspace Group has sold two London offices for a combined total of £34.75m. It has exchanged contracts to sell Vestry Street Studios, in Shoreditch, and Alexandra House, in Wood Green, at a 20% premium to the 31 March 2019 valuations. Vestry Street Studios, near Old Street, is a […]

12 Sep 2019

NewRiver and Pimco JV buys retail park for £44.7m

NewRiver and Pimco JV buys retail park for £44.7m – NewRiver REIT has acquired a retail park in Poole, Dorset, for its new joint venture with Pimco. The JV, with Pimco’s BRAVO Strategies III fund, has exchanged contracts to buy the Poole Retail Park from LS Poole Retail for £44.7m, reflecting a net initial yield […]

12 Sep 2019

Civitas Social Housing supports Westmoreland Board appointments

Civitas Social Housing (CSH) has announced that it supports the appointment of three additional Board members to the Westmoreland Supported Housing Board (as announced on 11 September 2019 by the Regulator of Social Housing). Civitas says that it “remains supportive of the Westmoreland Board’s ongoing actions to improve governance and is confident that the three new […]

11 Sep 2019

Growthpoint in for Capital & Regional

Growthpoint in for Capital & Regional – UK shopping centre owner Capital & Regional is in discussions to sell a majority stake in the company to Growthpoint Properties. The sale to Growthpoint, the largest South African REIT, would be through a combination of a partial offer in cash for Capital & Regional shares and an injection of capital […]

11 Sep 2019

QuotedData’s other news 11 September 2019

In QuotedData’s other news 11 September 2019: Grit Real Estate, the pan-African real estate trust, is planning a fundraise – up to 280m shares at a price no less than NAV. Neil Rogan, ex-head of Global Equities at Gartmore with sole responsibility for Gartmore Global Focus Fund and the former lead manager of Fleming Far Eastern […]

11 Sep 2019

Shareholder requisitions continuation vote for Gabelli Value Plus

Shareholder requisitions continuation vote for Gabelli Value Plus – we published an article last week – Gabelli Value Plus+ tender on hold for now – see link – that said a leading shareholder planned to requisition a meeting to hold a continuation vote. That, in turn, was a response to the fund’s announcement in August. […]

11 Sep 2019

Tufton topping up funds again

Tufton topping up funds again – Tufton Oceanic Assets launches placing after results show a flat year in NAV terms to end June 2019. Ship leasing firm, Tufton Oceanic Assets, has just released results covering the year ended 30 June 2019. Highlights from the statement include: Profit of US$16.4m, or 11.94 US cents per ordinary share […]

11 Sep 2019

Schroder Real Estate updates on portfolio

Schroder Real Estate updates on portfolio – Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust has revealed some progress on properties in its portfolio. In the Manchester, City Tower (which Schroder Real Estate owns a quarter of) – An agreement has been exchanged for St Pirans School (GB) Ltd, trading as the London School of Commerce, to lease 8,215 […]

10 Sep 2019

Civitas Social Housing announces £60m loan facility with option for further £40m

Civitas Social Housing announces £60m loan facility with option for further £40m – Civitas Social Housing (CSH) has this morning announced that it has agreed a £60m 5 year term loan facility with national Westminster Bank Plc (NatWest). The loan agreement includes the option to extend for an additional two years as well as the option of […]

10 Sep 2019

QuotedData’s other news 10 September 2019

In QuotedData’s other news 10 September 2019 – Some half-year results announcements, including: GCP Asset Backed Income reported interim results to 30 June 2019; loans of £55.4m were advanced over the period, secured against 20 projects.The company ended the period with exposure to a diversified and partially inflation and/or interest rate protected portfolio of 40 asset […]

10 Sep 2019

Merian Chrysalis planning £100m+ capital raise

Merian Chrysalis planning £100m+ capital raise – Merian Chrysalis, the UK-focused unquoteds investor, has this morning announced its intention to raise new capital under the its placing programme, to the amount of more than £100m in the form of new ordinary shares. In addition to new capital for pipeline investments, the MERI currently intends to […]

10 Sep 2019

Acquisitions update from Triple Point Social Housing

Acquisitions update from Triple Point Social Housing – Triple Point Social Housing (SOHO) has announced that it has completed the acquisition of 36 supported housing properties and exchanged contracts on a further 4 supported housing properties, comprising 216 units in total, for an aggregate commitment of approximately £27.4m (excluding costs). The properties are located in the […]

10 Sep 2019

Hipgnosis considers £300m C share issuance and nears main market application

Hipgnosis considers £300m C share issuance and nears main market application – Hipgnosis Songs (SONG) has this morning announced that it is considering increasing its capital base through an issue of C shares at a price of 100 pence per C share, with the aim of raising £300m.  Proceeds from a potential issue would be used […]

09 Sep 2019

Acadia stock surges 65% on positive trial result in dementia psychosis

Acadia stock surges 65% on positive trial result in dementia psychosis – US biotech Acadia Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ACAD) saw its stock jump 65% today on the back of a positive result in its “Harmony” Phase III study of Nuplazid (pimavanserin) for dementia-related psychosis. The company reported that the study met its primary endpoint, demonstrating a […]

09 Sep 2019

Foundry Sale at 79% uplift a highlight in strong first-half for HgCapital

Foundry Sale at 79% uplift a highlight in strong first-half for HgCapital – HgCapital (HGT), which provides listed access to unquoted software and service businesses, has announced half-year results to 30 June 2019. Total return NAV increased by 13.9% over the six-month period Performance summary: Share price total return of 22.5% to 30 June 2019; Revenue […]

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