Clearwater International has advised Beech Holdings on a significant debt facility provided by a special situations fund. The financing will be used to support Beech Holdings in its acquisition and redevelopment of properties.
Beech Holdings, owned by property entrepreneur Stephen Beech, is an award winning property developer and lettings business. It specialises in the redevelopment of unloved, old buildings, converting them in to high quality, energy efficient residential properties for young professionals. The innovative bills-included business model appeals to young tenants who have typically just finished their university degree. Established in 2011, Beech Holdings now owns over 140 properties and €78m worth of residential housing and development stock.
Clearwater International’s Debt Advisory team advised Beech Holdings, led by partner Mark Taylor and supported by director Tom Barnwell and associate director David Burton.
Stephen Beech, Owner, Beech Holdings commented: “We’re grateful for the significant financial commitment that Clearwater’s Debt Advisory team raised for us. It gives us the firepower to buy and develop more properties, as we take advantage of the opportunity in the market going forward.”
David Potter, Head of Finance, Beech Holdings added: “Clearwater provided guidance and support from day one when we told them of our plans. They sought funders who understand the business and are able to buy into the Group’s business plans. We’ve found a great match.”
Mark Taylor, Head of Debt Advisory, Clearwater International said: “Beech now have the capital to implement their growth strategy and to grow the business over the medium term. It’s great to see Stephen and the company bring life back to some historic buildings and provide accommodation for young professionals just starting their careers.”