Ziegler Arranges $199.4M Bond Financing for Pennsylvania-Based Seniors Housing Owner

by Taylor Williams

FORT WASHINGTON, PA. — Ziegler has arranged $199.4 million in bond financing for Acts Retirement-Life Communities, a seniors housing owner-operator based in Fort Washington, Pa. Acts is the country’s third-largest nonprofit seniors housing operator in the country with a portfolio of 26 communities in nine states totaling 9,671 total units. The portfolio involved in this specific financing includes 20 communities in seven states, with eight locations in Pennsylvania, four locations in Florida, three locations in Delaware, two locations in North Carolina, one location in South Carolina, one location in Georgia and one location in Alabama.

The bond issue includes $115.1 million in tax-exempt bonds issued through the Public Finance Authority (Wisconsin), Palm Beach County Health Facilities Authority (Florida) and the Montgomery County Industrial Development Authority (Pennsylvania). The remaining $84.3 million in taxable bonds were issued through the Montgomery County Industrial Development Authority (Pennsylvania). The proceeds of the bonds will be used to finance or refinance costs associated with the 20 communities, while refinancing bonds from 2012 and two revolving lines of credit from Bank of America and Truist.

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