Liberum acts as Sponsor and Joint Bookrunner on NewRiver’s £225m fundraise

Liberum is pleased to announce that it acted as sponsor and joint bookrunner in relation to a firm placing and placing and open offer in NewRiver REIT plc (“NewRiver”), raising £225 million of gross proceeds for the Company at 335p per share.

Founded in 2009, NewRiver is one of the UK's largest owner/managers of convenience-led shopping centres with assets under management of £1.3 billion principally comprising 33 UK wide shopping centres together with further nationwide retail and leisure assets. The portfolio totals over 8 million sq. ft. with over 2,000 occupiers, an annual footfall of 150 million and a retail occupancy rate of 97 per cent. NewRiver is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 and EPRA indices.

NewRiver intends to use the proceeds to acquire the 50 per cent. share that it does not already own in its BRAVO Joint Ventures for which the Company has exchanged conditional contracts as well as financing £30 million of identified (but not yet contractually committed) capital expenditure and risk-controlled development and pursuing the Group's acquisition pipeline.

Liberum Team
Investment Banking – Richard Crawley, Jamie Richards, Jonathan Wilkes-Green
Sales – David Parsons, John Mozley
Research – David Brockton
Corporate Access – Mary-Jane Clarke

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