Legal & General Capital announces that it committed around £5bn towards levelling up the UK’s towns and cities across 2022, driving regional economic growth, tackling the housing crisis, and supporting the climate transition, whilst expanding its footprint into the US for the first time.
Despite globally economic uncertainty, Legal & General Capital has significantly increased its alternative asset commitments in 2022, backing the delivery of over 17,000 new homes, 2.7m sq ft of commercial real estate across the UK and US, and investing in multiple innovative clean energy businesses to support the transition to a low carbon economy.
Legal & General Capital’s commitments in 2022 mean it is on track to deliver against its stated ambitions to generate up to £600m in profit from alternative assets by 2025, with returns of around 10 per cent to 12 per cent per annum, across its key focus areas of housing, SME finance, specialist commercial real estate, digital infrastructure and clean energy.
In 2022, Legal & General Capital’s commitments have included:
Backing the delivery of over 17,000 new homes across affordable housing, Suburban Build to Rent, Modular Housing, traditional build to sell, and key worker homes through its Oxford University partnership.
Continuing to invest in major urban regeneration schemes, encompassed by LGC’s multi-billion pound commitment with the West Midland’s Combined Authority and new science and tech infrastructure through Bruntwood SciTech’s first Scotland-based scheme, Glasgow Met Tower.
Continued investment into clean energy transition start up’s and scale up’s across power, heat and transport. Increased investment in digital infrastructure, with LGC’s data centre business, Kao Data, becoming a multi-site platform. Expansion into the US for the first time, creating a major life science and technology platform across regional markets through our new business Ancora L&G.
Laura Mason, CEO of Legal & General Capital said: “2022 has been a landmark year for Legal & General Capital as we have made major commitments to deliver transformational schemes in all our alternative asset specialisms across both the UK and, for the first time, the USA. Despite headwinds, our appetite to continue to invest globally, alongside other institutional partners, remains strong for 2023”.
By Mark Adair – Correspondent, Bdaily
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