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RP Status secured for local authority controlled company
Loddon Homes Limited has recently received confirmation from the HCA of its registration as a for-profit Registered Provider
Devonshires advises two RPs on their loans from Affordable Housing Finance Plc (AHF)
Last week, AHF issued £161 million of bonds for seven RPs, at 35 basis points over gilts. The all in cost of the bonds was 2.61 per cent.
Devonshires appoints specialist company secretarial consultant
Devonshires Solicitors has bolstered its banking, governance and corporate team with the appointment of Martin Lewis as a consultant.
Social Impact Bond
We advised an international housing charity on issue of a social impact bond to fund community development in Africa.
Advising several Registered Providers on FCA registration
We have advised over 20 registered housing provider groups on their registration with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Devonshires Solicitors LLP retained by Community Housing Cymru
Devonshires are delighted to have been retained by Community Housing Cymru, the representative body for housing associations in Wales to advise on the implications of the decision by the Office for National Statistics in England to reclassify housing associations in England as public bodies.
Devonshires adds two new partners
We are delighted to announce that Saghar Roya, a Solicitor in our Securitisation Team and Tom Keya, a Solicitor in our Commercial Litigation team have been made up to partner.
Devonshires Advise Three of the G15 on Their Latest Capital Markets Fundraisings
The Devonshires LLP Banking and Securitisation Teams are delighted to announce the completion of the third of three of the largest capital markets transactions in the RP sector since July.
Devonshires advise on new £40m private placement for Estuary Housing Association
Devonshires are delighted to announce that they have advised Estuary Housing Association on a new £40m private placement with M&G Investments, which will enable Estuary to build 400 new homes by 2018.
Devonshires welcomes Insolvency Partner Jim Varley
Devonshires are welcoming Insolvency Partner Jim Varley, one of the founding partners from Locke Lord to their growing insolvency and debt recovery practice.
Devonshires act on landmark banking matter with first bond of the New Year
Devonshires’ Banking Governance and Corporate Team have acted for Paragon Community Housing Group in the first RP bond deal to be completed in 2015.
Devonshires act for Spectrum on joint venture with Galliford Try to development of 1,600 new homes
As part of the trend of those operating within the housing sector looking to explore new exciting opportunities, Devonshires Solicitors has recently acted on behalf of Spectrum Housing Group in relation to a joint venture with Galliford Try in relation to a development of a 1,600 housing scheme with associated infrastructure worth a reported £400m over a period of 20 years.