Appetite for big deals drives portfolio investment boom

Investment by lot size

In 2017, UK portfolio investment volumes hit their highest level for 12 years, thanks to a strong interest in large lots, according to Gerald Eve’s portfolio investment market data. Last year volumes reached £14.4bn, exceeding 2015’s record of £14.3bn and almost doubling 2016’s £7.8bn.

Accounting for just under a quarter of all UK investment, these deals gained momentum as “the return of big-ticket deals lit a fire under the portfolio investment market last year”, says John Rodgers, a partner in Gerald Eve’s capital markets team.

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