Centrus advises North London Collegiate School on £17m debt private placement


North London Collegiate School (NLCS) is ranked as one of the top independent schools in the UK, with an outstanding public examination record and exceptional university entrance record into Oxbridge, Ivy League and Russel Group Universities. It was founded in 1850 by Francis Mary Buss, the pioneer in girls’ education, as the first academic girls’ day school in the UK.

Source: North London Collegiate School

Centrus Solution

NLCS has successfully raised a £17m debt Private Placement with a maturity of 30 years on attractive terms placing NLCS in a strong position to fulfil their long term plans and aspirations, including improving and expanding its teaching facilities.

Centrus acted as the financial advisor to NLCS, constructing a new financial model, drafting an information memorandum and investor presentation, conducting meetings with selected investors and negotiating a Note Purchase Agreement.

“Many thanks to Centrus for all the help you have given us. We were very impressed by the team’s professionalism – it has been a great pleasure and very enjoyable working with you. Great result overall!”

Ian Callender, Chief Operating Officer – NLCS

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