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23 Feb 2021

Blackrock Frontiers set to shrink

Blackrock Frontiers set to shrink – BlackRock Frontiers Investment Trust has announced the result of its tender offer. The tender closed at 1.00 p.m. on 19 February 2021 and was approved by shareholders today. 51,884,770 ordinary shares, representing 21.51% of the shares in issue as at 19 February 2021  were validly tendered. Now, the company’s assets […]

23 Feb 2021

Lar Espana sells 22 supermarkets

Lar Espana sells 22 supermarkets – Lar España has sold 22 commercial premises leased to Eroski to European real estate investment fund Blackbrook Capital. The 22 supermarkets cover an approximate area of 39,000 square meters (28,000 of gross lettable space). The price is €59 million, which represents an uplift of 24% over the €47.6 million that the company paid […]

23 Feb 2021

Herald reports impressive returns

Herald reports impressive returns – Herald Investment Trust has published its annual report for the year ended 31 December 2020. Its NAV increased by 37% over the year. This compares to an increase of 4.9% for the Numis Smaller Companies plus AIM (ex. investment companies) Index – UK assets make up about half the portfolio – and […]

23 Feb 2021

Fondul boosted by narrowing discount

Fondul boosted by narrowing discount – Fondul Proprietatea has announced results for the year ended 31 December 2020. The NAV total return (in Romanian leu – RON) was 2.21% and the share price return was 26.44%, boosted by a substantial narrowing of the discount which finished the period at 9.7%. The Romanian market did well relative to other […]

23 Feb 2021

Polar Capital Global Financials matches benchmark in transformational year

Polar Capital Global Financials matches benchmark in transformational year – Over the year ended 30 November 2020, the trust delivered a return of -6.5%, just about in line with its benchmark, which returned -6.4%. Shareholders did better than this though as the discount narrowed, leaving them with a return of -1.6%. This was a year […]

23 Feb 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 23 February 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 23 February 2021: Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund says that it plans to raise up to a maximum of £172.9m by issuing up to 164,312,714 new ordinary shares at 105.25p. The price is a 4.0% premium to  NAV and a discount of 2.7% to the closing price of 108.2p last night. The proceeds […]

22 Feb 2021

Operational update from NextEnergy Solar

NextEnergy Solar (NESF) announced an operational update and its unaudited NAV, as at 31 December 2020. NAV increased to 100.7p per ordinary share, compared to 99.6p, as at 30 September 2020. Operational highlights from the period include: “763 MWp total capacity installed to date (30 September 2020: 755 MWp), across 91 operating solar assets with 8.5 MWp […]

19 Feb 2021

QuotedData’s weekly news show 19 February 2021

QuotedData’s weekly news show 19 February 2021 Thank you to everyone that listened in today, whether you watched the Zoom live, on Facebook or on Youtube. In this week’s show, James Carthew covered the week’s top stories: JLEN Environmental Assets expanding remit KKV Secured Loan update BH Global – shareholders to vote on BH Global fees […]

19 Feb 2021

QD view – EuroBox raise hits the sweet spot

The proposed €200m (£173m) equity raise by Tritax EuroBox should be enthusiastically received by investors. The group recognises that now is the time to be growing in the burgeoning European logistics sector, with structural tailwinds well and truly in its favour. Like in the UK, online retailing was already rising in Europe before the pandemic, but […]

19 Feb 2021

QD view – Resurgent emergence

QD view – Resurgent emergence: What are the prospects for emerging markets funds as the global economy recovers from COVID-19? The place to be Quite a few commentators have been picking emerging markets as the place to be in 2021. Part of the argument is that many of them (particularly in parts of Asia) coped […]

19 Feb 2021

Aberdeen Emerging Markets benefits from strong fund selection

Aberdeen Emerging Markets (AEMC) has announced its annual results for the year ended 31 October 2020, during which fund selection contributed strongly to the outperformance during the year, allowing AEMC to provide NAV and share price total returns of 8.9% and 12.2% respectively. The chairman, Mark Hadsley-Chaplin, says that there were notable contributions from certain […]

19 Feb 2021

Tritax EuroBox looks to raise €200m

Tritax EuroBox, the European logistics investor, has proposed an equity raise of £173m (€200m) as it looks to expand its portfolio in the burgeoning property sector. The group will use the proceeds, together with existing cash (from the €65.5m sale of a Polish asset last week) and new debt, to acquire a near term pipeline […]

19 Feb 2021

Assura announces acquisition of Apollo Capital Projects Development

Assura (AGR) has announced that it has completed the acquisition of primary care developer Apollo Capital Projects Development Limited (Apollo). AGR says that Apollo has a strong, 20-year track record of developing high-quality primary care properties across the UK, with a very experienced four-person development team. As well as expanding the Assura development team to […]

19 Feb 2021

NewRiver REIT acquires The Moor, Sheffield in BRAVO JV

NewRiver REIT (NRR) has announced that its joint venture with BRAVO Strategies III LLC (BRAVO), in which it holds a 10% stake, has exchanged contracts to acquire The Moor, a 28 acre estate in Sheffield city centre. The estate is being acquired from CEP ASI UKPF Nominee 1 Limited and CEP ASI UKPF Nominee 2 […]

19 Feb 2021

Civitas Social Housing announces seven year term facility with M&G

Civitas Social Housing (CSH) has announced that the Company has secured a new seven year term, interest only, loan facility of £84.55m from M&G Investment Management Limited, a new lender to the Company. The new facility is priced at 2.75% above a fixed rate set by reference to the LIBOR swap rate of the loan […]

19 Feb 2021

Urban Logistics REIT announces six logistics acquisitions for £28m

Urban Logistics REIT (SHED) has announced the acquisition of six logistics assets for a total consideration of £27.8 million at a net initial yield of 6.87%. The acquisitions include the Kinaxia portfolio (four logistics assets purchased from Kinaxia Logistics), a logistics asset in Leigh and a logistics asset in Rotherham. The Kinaxia Portfolio On 17 […]

19 Feb 2021

Jupiter UK Growth publishes reconstruction and wind up proposals

Jupiter UK Growth (JUKG) has issued a circular detailing its reconstruction and wind up proposals. This follows on from JUKG’s previous announcements in January that terms had been agreed with Brown Advisory Funds Plc for a rollover into the Sterling Class B Distribution Shares in Brown Advisory Global Leaders Fund, or ,alternatively, shareholders could opt […]

19 Feb 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 19 February 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 19 February 2021: City of London has released its interim report for the six months ended 31 December 2020. During the period, it provided an NAV total return of 6.9% and a share price total return of 12.3%. These compare against returns from its All-Share Benchmark of 12.3%, the AIC UK Equity Income […]

18 Feb 2021

Supermarket Income REIT buys further stake in Sainsbury’s portfolio

Supermarket Income REIT has acquired a further stake in a 26-strong Sainsbury’s portfolio. The group, in a joint venture partnership with BA Pension fund, bought a 25.5% stake in the Sainsbury’s portfolio last year from British Land, and has today acquired a further 25.5% stake from Aviva Investors for £115m. Following this second acquisition, the […]

18 Feb 2021

Brunner beat the market in 2020

Brunner beat the market in 2020 – Brunner Investment trust’s results for the year ended 30 November 2020 show an NAV total return of 6.2% for the period, ahead of the 5.3% return delivered by the trust’s benchmark (70% World Ex-UK and 30% UK All-Share). As dividend cuts and suspensions abounded in the wake of the […]

18 Feb 2021

Riverstone Credit bucks poor energy markets for 2020

Riverstone Credit bucks poor energy markets for 2020 – Riverstone Credit Opportunities Income has published results for the year ended 31 December 2020. The company finished the year with an NAV of $1.04. It was also able to declare dividends totalling 7 cents per share for 2020. These were covered by earnings of 7.59 cents. The […]

18 Feb 2021

KKV Secured Loan secures an exit and an NAV uplift

KKV Secured Loan secures an exit and an NAV uplift – Finally, some better news for investors in KKV Secured Loan as it reports that it has received net proceeds of $24.3m from the refinancing of two existing investments in a US based reinsurance company. These investments are referred to as Borrowers 7 and 9 in […]

18 Feb 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 18 February 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 18 February 2021: SEGRO (SGRO) says its French subsidiary is making a tender offer for the 5.6% of Sofibus Patrimoine that it doesn’t already own. SEGRO’s offer is €313.71 per share. Grainger (GRI – the residential property company) has made Robert Hudson its chief financial officer. Rob is currently chief finance and operations […]

17 Feb 2021

Supermarket Income REIT acquires Sainsbury’s in Northern Ireland

Supermarket Income REIT has acquired its first Northern Ireland asset with the purchase of a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Bangor for £24.8m. The price for the 10-acre site, which also includes a Homebase unit, reflects a net initial yield of 6.6%. Developed in 2011, the site comprises a 44,000 sq ft net sales area supermarket with 650 […]

17 Feb 2021

TRIG’s diversity in technology and geography a source of strength over 2020

The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) has published its annual results, covering the period to 31 December 2020. Performance highlights include: Portfolio generated 3,953GWh of electricity in the year (2019: 3,036GWh) Directors’ portfolio valuation of £2,213m, as at 31 December 2020 (2019: £1,745m) following six acquisitions NAV total return of 6.1% for the year and 8.1% since IPO (annualised) Earnings […]

17 Feb 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 17 February 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 17 February 2021 – Greencoat UK Wind’s (UKW’s) placing raised gross proceeds of £198m. The net capital raised will be deployed towards reducing borrowings under the company’s revolving credit facility, to allow the company to fund its pipeline of acquisition opportunities. Chrysalis Investments (CHRY) will seek approval from its shareholders to issue up […]

16 Feb 2021

CC Japan subscription shares are here

CC Japan subscription shares are here – CC Japan Income says today it has allotted 26,946,122 subscription shares to qualifying shareholders whose names were on the share register on 15 February 2021. Application has been made for the admission of the subscription shares to the standard segment of the official list and to trading on […]

16 Feb 2021

Shareholders will vote on BH Global fees

Shareholders will vote on BH Global fees – BH Global’s board has been thinking about how to respond to the investment manager’s letter demanding a fee increase. The manager asked that the fee rate be increased from 1% to 2% and that this increased rate be applied unconditionally to the NAV, removing from the calculation the […]

16 Feb 2021

Great Point Entertainment Income prospectus published

A little late in the day, but Great Point Entertainment Income published its prospectus on Thursday 11 February and, as promised, here is a link to it. As the prospectus makes clear, access to the issue is subject to some geographical restrictions. Make sure you read these. As always, we aren’t recommending that you buy […]

16 Feb 2021

LXI REIT looks to grow

LXI REIT looks to grow – LXI REIT hopes to raise £75m by way of an initial placing, open offer, offer for subscription and intermediaries offer for a target issue of up to 60,164,539 new ordinary shares at an issue price of 124.5p. The issue price represents a premium of 2.3% to the estimated NAV as at […]

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