Tritax Big Box REIT plc

Tritax Big Box REIT plc
Date: December 2013
Deal Size: Development of a new REIT and IPO raising £200m
About the client: Tritax Big Box is a leader in UK Big Box real estate investment and is the first listed investment company to give pure exposure to the Big Box asset class in the UK – advised by Akur since 2012
About the transaction: Akur led the development of the REIT and spent nearly 10 months working on the development and structuring of the project including finding the key cornerstone investors.

The first REIT for the Tritax Group and one of the largest real estate IPOs in 2013.

Mark Shaw, Chairman of Tritax commented:
“…Akur has shown tremendous commitment to the project from the initial development and structuring through to the fundraising… It was particularly valuable to us to have an independent and highly experienced IPO adviser leading the process…”

Lead: Anthony Richardson
Tritax Big Box REIT plc


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Chris Young…

Chris is focused on listed closed-ended funds, specialising in both equity and debt capital fundraising. He has over 16 years’ experience in both sales and research. With relationships across many of the large institutional investors in the sector, he has worked across IPOs, secondary fundraisings, placings and sales. He began his career in the City as an investment funds analyst at Credit Lyonnais in 1999, and has subsequently held positions at Lazard Panmure Gordon, Arbuthnot Securities, and most recently as a specialist salesman within the investment funds team at Westhouse Securities. He is focused on private and public real estate and REITs, infrastructure and utilities, emerging markets, private equity and alternatives. Tel: +44 (0) 20 3780 8746 Mob: +44 (0) 7471 141 303 Email: