From CMBS to high yield Reit: hospital finance saga nears the end

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By Owen Sanderson
02 Jan 2020

Bonds in two pre-crisis CMBS deals backed by UK hospitals, are set to be repaid following a bid from Alabama-based Medical Properties Trust for 30 properties backing the deal. The Reit will fund the deal with recently signed high yield bonds, drawing down the curtain on a saga which has seen the ill-fated 2007 CMBS restructured twice in the last five years.

Medical Properties Trust is a US-based Reit which has been buying UK hospitals, funding the purchases through the leveraged capital markets. Its last outing in sterling was at the end of November, raising £1bn in two tranches.

The new portfolio acquisition, however, is for an aggregate purchase ...

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