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Tristan’s EPISO 3 Fund acquires UK properties for GBP153m in receivership sale

Tristan Capital Partners’ EPISO 3 fund has agreed the GBP153.15 million purchase of a mixed portfolio of 144 properties across England and Wales that are currently held in administration and overseen by receiver KPMG.

The assets that European Property Investors Special Opportunities 3 (EPISO3) will acquire are mainly retail with a mixture of high street shops, convenience parades and centres. In addition there are a number of office and industrial assets as well as 250 apartments.
 
The properties are currently 87 per cent occupied, generating a net yield for the portfolio of 10.7 per cent.
 
Peter Mather, managing director at Tristan Capital, says: “Speed was of the essence in securing this portfolio, which offers plenty of scope to add value through creative asset management in keeping with the fund’s strategy. The final close of EPISO3 earlier this year and the compelling business plan for the assets put together by the team within a tight deadline enabled us to transact swiftly to seize this opportunity.“
 
Tristan Capital has appointed Addington Capital as its asset management partner for the portfolio.
 
Tristan Capital capped the final equity raise for EPISO 3 at EUR950 million in January after surpassing its original fundraising target by 25 per cent and being oversubscribed by around EUR500 million. Some 22 new investors joined 14 existing clients in participating in the fund, which seeks value add investments and distress opportunities arising from the shortage of debt and equity capital in the European real estate investment market. 
 
JLL and Berwin Leighton Paisner acted for KPMG. Allsop, DTZ and Mayer Brown International acted for EPISO3.

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