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Fund acquires additional property in London

9 October 2014

Norges Bank Investment Management has acquired a 100 percent interest in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Financial Centre, a 585,000 square foot office complex located at 2 King Edward Street in London.

Norges Bank Investment Management paid 582.5 million pounds, and the transaction did not include any debt financing. The agreement was signed 9 October 2014, and contracts were completed simultaneously.

The vendor is GIC, the sovereign wealth fund of Singapore.

The property is a freehold office campus consisting of four independent office buildings occupying a 1.3 hectare site.

The building is fully let to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, who will continue to manage the property under the terms of the lease.

Photos: GIC