Medical Properties Trust completes hospital portfolio acquisition for GBP1.5bn

A multi-disciplinary team from Goodwin London has advised long-standing client, Medical Properties Trust (MPT), on the acquisition of a corporate structure which ultimately owns a portfolio of 30 acute care hospital facilities, valued at approximately GBP1.5 billion. 

Goodwin London also advised on the lease arrangements to BMI Healthcare, the largest private operator of acute hospitals in the UK (in a related transaction, affiliates of Circle Health are proposed to acquire BMI Healthcare, and assume operations of its facilities in the UK).

The acquisition is noted to be the biggest real estate transaction in the UK in 2019, and further reinforces Goodwin’s reputation as the leading law firm for executing complex and structured corporate real estate transactions in the UK and Europe, including in alternative real estate sectors. Last month the London team also advised long-standing client BentallGreenOak on the EUR1.2 billion sale of a portfolio of 42 logistics assets across France, Spain, Italy and Netherlands.