Venn Partners launches £265m private rented sector bond

Dutch real estate investment firm Venn Partners has announced the launch of a £265m (€307.5m) provate rented sector (PRS) bond, issued through the UK Government’s Private Rented Sector Guarantee Scheme.

The launch is part of a broader initiative by Venn Partners, which traditionally operated private lending programmes in the Netherlands, to tap into the UK housing market by issuing a number of  bonds with varying maturities. PRS Finance Plc, a subsidiary of Venn Partners will regularly issue bonds with maturities of typically 10 to 30 years, targeting to fund a total of £3.5bn of the PRS product.

The current bond issue has a maturity of ten years, with HSBC and RBS acting as joint lead managers.Of the £265m programme, £175 have already been funded, largely due to commitments by institutional investors.

Richard Green, head of PRS Operations Ltd. and partner at Venn Partners, comments: “We are delighted to see such interest from institutional investors in the inaugural PRS Finance Plc’s Government-guaranteed bond. This new long-term funding source should help to further stimulate the private rented sector across the UK.”

 

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Mona Dohle
Mona Dohle speaks German and Dutch, she is DACH & Benelux Correspondent for InvestmentEurope. Prior to that, she worked as a journalist in Egypt and Palestine. She started her career as a journalist working for a local German newspaper. Mona graduated with an MSc in Development Studies from SOAS and has completed the CISI Certificate in International Wealth and Investment Management.

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