MEDIA RELEASE: Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (ASX:QRI) Entitlement Offer raises $171.6 million
28 October 2021
We are pleased to announce that QRI’s Entitlement Offer and Shortfall Offer has now closed and raised $171.6m of new capital bringing QRI to c$600m – making it the 4th largest credit Listed Investment Trust (LIT) on the ASX1.
Combined with the private placement and unit purchase plan, new capital raised in the last 10 months has totalled c$239m from both existing and new investors.
Since the start of this year, QRI has grown an impressive 66% in fund size to now $600m of total capital. The new capital raised is further evidence of the growing investor demand for the commercial real estate (CRE) debt asset class, which provides regular income at attractive risk adjusted returns2.
Andrew Schwartz, Group Managing Director of Qualitas said: “we are now in a busy period for CRE debt investment, and the increase in capital provides QRI with the relevance and scale to increase its investment activities and participate in larger loan transactions in the expanding CRE debt market. The larger fund size also benefits from greater operating cost efficiencies and liquidity for unitholders”.
QRI is coming up to its third anniversary and we would like to take the opportunity to thank all existing unitholders who participated in the Entitlement Offer and welcome new unitholders who participated in the Shortfall Offer.
E&P Corporate Advisory Pty Limited acted as Arranger and Joint Lead Manager to the Entitlement Offer. National Australia Bank Limited, Canaccord Genuity Financial Limited, Taylor Collison Limited and Crestone Wealth Management Limited acted as Joint Lead Managers and Bell Potter Securities Limited acted as Co-Manager.
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1 Based on information obtained from the ASX on 28/10/2021.
2 Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.
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