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Treasury firm BWNL joins Ark

09/03/2017

Treasury advisory firm Beha Williams Norman Limited (BWNL) is joining consultancy Ark.

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Major investors set to merge

06/03/2017 | By Chloe Stothart

Investors Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life have agreed to merge.

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Clarion group chair Sir Robin Young to stand down

27/02/2017 | By Luke Cross

Sir Robin Young, the group chair of Clarion Housing Group and former chair of Circle Housing, is set to stand down from his role in April 2017.

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North-east merger to create 23,500-home regional housing group

16/02/2017 | By Luke Cross

Isos Housing Group and Derwentside Homes are finalising a merger to create a 23,500-home regional association with a view to unlocking the capacity to build more mixed-tenure homes in the North East.

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Interview: drivers behind Derwent joining Places for People

10/02/2017 | By Luke Cross

CEO says desire to combine ‘best of locality and national strength’ was integral part of Derwent Living joining Places for People, as group considers harnessing student housing into shared living market rent product.

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Guinness looks to extend development into Cheshire after Wulvern joins group

10/02/2017 | By Luke Cross

Rent cut and local housing allowance cap play role in Wulvern decision to join the Guinness Partnership.

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L&Q complete £505m Gallagher acquisition

02/02/2017

London & Quadrant Housing Trust (L&Q) has completed the £505m acquisition of Gallagher Estates, one of the largest strategic land companies in the UK.

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Wulvern becomes part of Guinness Partnership

01/02/2017

Wulvern Housing has become part of the Guinness Partnership.

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Creating the UK's largest housing association: Clarion prepares to unlock capacity

12/01/2017 | By Luke Cross

Bringing together Affinity Sutton and Circle Housing meant getting 10 bank funders and £3.3bn of drawn debt ‘over the line’. Loan arrangements, covenants and documentation were ‘harmonised’, supported by the release and recharge of 31,000 properties used as security. Clarion is set to expand nationally, while growing its strategic partnerships and land acquisitions.

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L&Q's 'pioneering' £2.6bn refinancing deal rewrites HA treasury book

12/01/2017 | By Luke Cross

L&Q’s ‘pioneering’ £2.6bn refinancing included a new covenant package ‘more in line with the corporate market’ and to support its ambitions to deliver 100,000 homes. The group married banking loans with shorter-term sales activity and longer-term debt capital markets finance with housing for rent. It also saw L&Q crystallise its mark-to-market (M2M) position on its swaps.

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