Pinsent Masons advises Medical Properties Trust on £347m acquisition of eight UK hospitals

24 Jul 2019 | 09:30 am | 1 min. read

International law firm Pinsent Masons has advised specialist hospitals REIT investor Medical Properties Trust on its £347m unconditional acquisition from Secure Income REIT plc of a portfolio of eight hospitals in the UK operated by Ramsay Healthcare UK.

This latest transaction through a corporate structure builds on MPT’s acquisition of the BMI-operated hospital at Poole, Dorset earlier this year that Pinsent Masons also acted on.

The Pinsent Masons team advising on the deal was led by corporate Partner Robert Moir, working with Real Estate Partner Tom Eastwood, tax senior consultant Richard Croker, Senior Associate Sandra Plantier, Associates Finlay Fraser, Rebecca Shenkin, James Tryfonos, Gary Parmley and Trainee Damini Kotecha.

The hospitals are Ashtead Hospital Surrey, Berkshire Independent Hospital Reading, Euxton Hall Hospital Lancashire, Mount Stuart Hospital Torquay, North Downs Hospital Surrey, Renacres Hospital Lancashire, Rowley Hospital Stafford and Winfield Hospital Gloucester.

Arendt advised MPT on Luxembourg aspects and Taylor Wessing acted for the seller.

Commenting on the transaction, Robert Moir said: “We are delighted to have advised MPT on this significant strategic acquisition, as they continue to grow their investment portfolio of hospital assets globally. The deal reflects the continued international appetite for strong UK real estate assets backed by institutional long leases”.

Managing Director of International Acquisitions and Operations at MPT, Luke Savage, said: “This acquisition came together quickly with a short timeline, and we were very impressed with the responsiveness and quality of advice that we received from Robert Moir and his team at Pinsent Masons. This is the third opportunity we have enjoyed working with PM in the past year and we look forward to future transactions as we continue to expand our hospital portfolio in the UK.”

Latest press releases

Show me all press releases

Pinsent Masons advised Schütz Family Office on the acquisition of Freie Internationale Sparkasse

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised Schütz Family Office on the acquisition of private bank Freie Internationale Sparkasse S.A..

Pinsent Masons named a top ten family friendly employer for fourth year in a row

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has been named as one of the top ten family friendly employers in the UK by work life balance charity, Working Families.

Pinsent Masons wins Insurance Team of the Year at Legal Business Awards 2020

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has won Insurance Team of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2020 for its role advising Royal London on its Brexit strategy and the implementation of a cross-border reorganisation of part of its business.

People who viewed this press release also viewed

Show me all press releases

Pinsent Masons advised Schütz Family Office on the acquisition of Freie Internationale Sparkasse

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised Schütz Family Office on the acquisition of private bank Freie Internationale Sparkasse S.A..

Launch Climate Change Mitigation Sustainability platform

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed energy partner Paul Rice to lead its newly created Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainability group as it seeks to embed a coordinated, firmwide approach to the climate crisis.

Pinsent Masons advises AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. on €65m sale of Baltic region theatre locations

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc (AMC) on the €65m ($77 million) sale of nine theatre locations across the Baltic region to Up Invest.

For all media enquiries, including arranging an interview with one of our spokespeople, please contact the press office on

+44 (0)20 7418 8199 or 

Location contacts