M&A deals mark coming of age for UK’s self-storage sector

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A string of M&A deals has helped to raise the industry’s profile with both the public and potential investors.

By Schroders’ standards, last summer’s £44m acquisition of The Self Storage Company was a relatively modest purchase. But to the self-storage sector, it was a big deal and confirmed what many already knew – that, as an asset class, self-storage is firmly on the property radar.

As James Lass, fund manager at Schroder UK Real Estate Fund (SREF) said at the time of the deal, the continued growth in demand for self-storage is inextricably linked to key demographic trends.

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