KPMG helps UCL secure £280m to deliver its 2034 vision

Posted On: 28th April 2016

KPMG Capital Advisory Group has successfully advised UCL (University College London) on a new £280 million long term facility over 30 years, provided by the European Investment Bank (EIB).Government Opportunities

This round of funding follows an initial £150 million revolving credit facility secured in March 2015, led by HSBC, alongside Barclays, Lloyds and RBS.

Both rounds of funding are part of a commitment by UCL to a programme of capital investment, which will see £1.25 billion spent over ten years to support delivery of its strategic 2034 vision, helping to secure UCL’s position as a world leading centre of learning, research, innovation and enterprise.

This latest round of funding will continue the work already underway to refurbish and upgrade UCL’s Bloomsbury campus as well as establishing UCL East – a major new higher education and cultural hub in East London at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The KPMG team was led by Marc Finer alongside colleagues David Reitman and Sam Andrews. Pinsent Masons provided legal advice to UCL on the EIB facility.

Phil Harding, Director of Finance at UCL, said:

“I am delighted that we have been able to secure flexible and long-term debt facilities that will enable delivery of an ambitious programme of estate transformation for UCL. The teams at KPMG and Pinsent Masons have combined very effectively to deliver an outcome that matches our needs perfectly and on terms that are better than we had expected.”

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