BLP have been involved in the key areas of healthcare for over 15 years, acting for domestic and international clients, be they individuals, corporates or UK/US REITs, and ranging from investors, funders, operators and specialist care homes, and other healthcare providers, to public sector bodies and medical device, life science and technology companies.
Healthcare is a core area of expertise and focus for BLP. Our specialist healthcare team has in-depth sector specific experience in, amongst others, the corporate, finance, tax, real estate, planning, intellectual property and regulatory areas. As a result, we have a real understanding, not only of the legal and commercial issues, but also of the policies and principles that underlie and influence the healthcare sector.
We believe our offering combines sector knowledge, unparalleled technical ability and commercial focus, which ensures that clients receive the best possible support and guidance.
BLP advised Graphite Capital and the management team on the £140m sale and leaseback of Avery Care Homes, with the backing of Health Care REIT, which comprised 13 freehold homes and a pipeline of further development sites.
Advised the Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust in relation to the provision of a new hospital costing £234m. The project involved complex medical equipment issues and was one of the pilot Retention of Employment (ROE) schemes. It included funding by the European Investment Bank.
BLP advised Ventas, Inc. the US REIT, on a corporate sale and leaseback transaction of Canford Healthcare’s freehold elderly care home portfolio comprising five care homes in Sussex and Kent for a total consideration of £57m.
BLP Advised the Costain, Skanska, Sodexho and Edison Capital consortium on redevelopment and concentration of hospital services on to one site in South London. BLP advised the issuer on all aspects of the £92m bond financing.
BLP advised Summit Asset Management and Bank of America on the provision of finance for the £100m Mendip Independent Treatment Centre, providing four operating centres and an MRI Scanner at a new build site in Shepton Mallet.
BLP advised on the sale of CancerPartnersUK, a chain of private cancer clinics, to Genesis Healthcare of Australia.
BLP Advised advised Griffin on its first international acquisition of a Caring Homes’ 44 facility portfolio of premium senior housing and care facilities in England, Scotland and Jersey for £298.5m.