Refinancing of Bicester Village, Oxfordshire for £190 million (UK/DE)

A consortium of banks has advanced a £190 million (€210 million) loan to Bicester Village in Oxfordshire. Bicester Village is managed by Value Retail under the Chic Outlet Shopping Villages in Europe brand. It has consistently been rated the leading European outlet centre with over 130 luxury designer brands.

After 14 years it continues to deliver double digit annual growth, underpinning
its top market position. The funding was structured and arranged by WestImmo with lenders being DG Hyp, Helaba, RBS, Santander and WestImmo. WestImmo is facility agent.

The borrower was advised by the Royal Bank of Scotland and CMS Cameron McKenna.
The lenders were advised by Travers Smith. Charles Mackintosh, Value Retail's Director of Finance said, "We are very pleased that the banking market has
indicated strong confidence in Bicester Village reflecting the continuing strong performance of this exciting business and the depth of our banking relationships."

Source: Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank AG

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