OakNorth Bank completes £10m property investment facility with global investment manager, L1 Capital, to support capital expenditure and invest in new value-add assets

  • Established in Melbourne in 2007, L1 Capital is a global investment manager with approximately $3bn AUM, whose clients include large retirement funds, HNW individuals and retail investors;
  • The capital will be used to support a capital expenditure program and also support future investments for its third property fund, L1 U.K. Residential Property Fund III that focuses on investing in value-add residential property assets in Tier-1 UK cities (excluding London) such as Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle;
  • OakNorth Bank has now completed several deals in the funds space, including recent transactions with Bluegem Capital Partners, Yellow Tree Capital and Hilltop Credit Partners

OakNorth Bank – the UK bank powered by OakNorth – has completed a £10m investment facility with global investment manager, L1 Capital.

Established in Melbourne in 2007, L1 Capital has $3bn of AUM for a range of clients including large superannuation funds, endowment funds, financial planning groups, asset consultants, family offices, high net worth individuals and retail investors. With offices in Melbourne, Sydney, New York, Miami and London, the firm is 100% owned by its staff, having also seen all members of its investment team invest alongside its clients. The capital from OakNorth Bank will be used to support assets for its third property fund, L1 U.K. Residential Property Fund III.

Kee Gan, CIO at L1 UK Property Investments, commented on the transaction: “The transaction with OakNorth Bank was a complex one, which needed all sides pulling together. The team at OakNorth Bank were collaborative partners who demonstrated throughout the process their proficiency in both property and fund finance.”

Chris Swarbrick, Senior Debt Finance Director at OakNorth Bank, added: “L1 Capital’s core investment approach of high level interaction with a wide range of market participants, enables them to generate a complete, bottom-up assessment of each investment opportunity, resulting in attractive returns for investors. This transaction will unlock further capital for them to invest in more assets and continue delivering strong yields for their clients. We look forward to supporting them with the growth of this fund and future funds.”


Notes to editors

About OakNorth Bank plc
OakNorth Bank provides fast, flexible and accessible debt finance (from £500k to £50m) to fast-growth businesses and established property developers / investors. It has debt finance teams in London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and East Anglia.

Since its launch, the bank has:
• Lent over £5bn, directly helping with the creation of over 17,600 new homes and almost 22,500 new jobs in the UK;
• Raised deposits from c.175,000 savers;
• Supported over 750 businesses across the UK with the debt finance to pursue their growth ambitions

It is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. 

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Tom Pavey-Smith, Associate Director – Growth & Communications: tom.pavey-smith@oaknorth.co.uk / press@oaknorth.co.uk / 0791 716 5588


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