Great Portland Estates plc refinances The Great Ropemaker Partnership
15 December 2015
Great Portland Estates plc ("GPE") announces that it has arranged a new £90 million (GPE share: £45 million) five year non-recourse loan with RBS and Crédit Agricole CIB for The Great Ropemaker Partnership ("GRP").
Crédit Agricole CIB acted as facility and security agent and RBS as documentation agent.
The new loan is secured on GRP's long leasehold interests at 200 & 214 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1, and refinances an existing £73 million bank loan arranged in 2011. The new loan has an initial loan to value of approximately 41% and an all-in coupon of 2.67% for the duration of the loan, significantly below the 4.52% coupon of the previous loan. The new loan has no scheduled amortisation and expires in December 2020.
Nick Sanderson Finance and Operations Director
We are pleased to have arranged this attractively priced loan for GRP with counterparties of the quality of RBS and Crédit Agricole CIB. This financing both reduces our finance costs and enhances our debt maturity profile.
Jon Feast Director, Real Estate Finance, RBS
We are delighted to continue to provide financing for this prime London asset and to support our longstanding customer, Great Portland Estates plc.
Nick SandersonFinance and Operations Director
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