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Ten-year deal for a ten-year plan - £20million loan facility

A ten year loan facility of £20 million provides an exciting opportunity for further expansion of the exceptional Hall & Woodhouse pub estate in the South of England.

Having invested in new state-of-the-art brewing facilities, we continue to further our programme of expanding our estate of high quality,managed, freehold public houses and building upon the existing 200 business partnerships across southern England. 

To match these long-term plans, we set out to find a lending relationship beyond the banks that matched our time horizon. 

Following an extensive tender process, we found M&G a clear winner.

Martin Scott, Finance Director, Hall & Woodhouse, said:

“The M&G Direct Lending team impressed us from the outset. They demonstrated a genuine passion for our business, flexibility in their approach and a willingness to invest heavily up front in getting to know everyone involved in taking us
forward.”

James Pearce, Head of Direct Lending, M&G Investments, commented:

“We offer an ideal fit for established companies, such as Hall & Woodhouse, looking at expansive long-term plans. We are delighted to be working with such a muchloved, long-standing and ambitious company.”

Fenton Burgin, Partner in the Debt Advisory team at Deloitte who advised Hall & Woodhouse on this deal, said:

“This innovative and market-leading transaction is one of the first non-bank, long-term financings in the regional brewing sector since the global financial crisis and reflects the strength of Hall & Woodhouse’s business. Securing long-term, committed capital from one of the UK’s leading and longest established asset managers provides the Company
with considerable financial flexibility underpinning its continued success and the delivery of its long term objectives.”