Australian Unity Healthcare Property Trust strengthens capital management strategy with inaugural A$275m issue of A$ Medium Term Notes
Australian Unity Healthcare Property Trust (AUHPT) has successfully completed its inaugural issuance of senior, unsecured, six-year fixed rate A$ Medium Term Notes (A$MTN) to raise a total of A$275 million.
Proceeds from the A$MTN issuance will be used to repay and cancel a shorter term $250 million bank debt tranche due to reach maturity in May 2024.
The introduction of A$MTN into AUHPT’s debt sources further diversifies AUHPT’s debt sources, lengthens the debt maturity profile and creates opportunity for repeat issuance.
Chris Smith, General Manager Healthcare Property at Australian Unity said this outcome is an Australian first for healthcare property funds.
“It’s a significant validation of AUHPT’s maturity, scale and investment strategy as a leading unlisted healthcare REIT,” said Mr Smith.
“For unitholders, the introduction of A$MTN debt into our capital management strategy means we can diversify our funding sources, lengthening our debt maturity profile, while giving us access to debt capital markets that will meet our future needs.”
The joint lead managers of the A$MTN issue were Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Mizuho Securities Asia Limited.
The A$MTN issue rounds out a busy year of activity for AUHPT including the successful completion of a $334 million capital raise, openings of its $44 million Matilda Nepean Private Hospital, $140 million Sunshine Private Hospital, Kellyville Medical Centre and completion of the Brisbane Waters Private Hospital expansion, as well as key construction milestones reached at development sites such as Wyvern Private Hospital in Terrey Hills, NSW, which will open in mid 2024.
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About Australian Unity
Established in 1840, Australian Unity is a member-owned wellbeing company with more than 385,000 members and more than 700,000 customers. Our range of health, wealth and care products and services provides member, customer and community value that is supportive of personal and community wellbeing.
About Australian Unity Healthcare Property Trust
Australian Unity's $3.9 billion Healthcare Property Trust was launched in 1999 and has grown to become one of Australia’s largest and most successful unlisted property funds. The Trust currently owns a portfolio of more than 100 quality assets, including hospitals, medical clinics, aged-care properties, day surgeries, medical offices, consulting rooms, rehabilitation units, radiology, and pathology centres.