Aedifica Group acquires Layland Walker

Layland Walker
Layland Walker’s London office (Image from Layland Walker’s website)

Belgian-headquartered healthcare investment group Aedifica has agreed a deal to integrate its UK asset management partner, Layland Walker.

Aedifica, which in December 2018 acquired Lone Star’s £450 million UK healthcare portfolio, will retain the entire Layland Walker team and said in a statement its UK portfolio now stands at “more than 100 healthcare properties with a total value of approximately €735 million (£620 million).

Stefaan Gielens, chief executive of Aedifica, said: “Aedifica is very pleased to announce the establishment of a local team in the United Kingdom through the integration of our long-standing asset management partner Layland Walker. By welcoming the team into the Aedifica family, we are creating a perfect opportunity to further expand our activities in the UK, as they have already developed an extensive experience with our UK portfolio, its tenants, and the UK healthcare market in general.”

Bruce Walker, country manager of Aedifica UK, added: “After working very well together for the past three years, this is a logical next step to further integrate the UK operations. I am extremely proud that such a quality business as Aedifica wants to buy the business I started back in 2003. The UK team and I are excited by further expanding the UK portfolio together with Stefaan and his team and contributing to the next phase of Aedifica’s success.” 

Aedifica has a portfolio of more than 540 sites in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, Finland, Sweden and Ireland, valued in excess of €4.4 billion.

Aedifica’s market capitalisation is approximately €4.1 billion.

Date published: October 27, 2021

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