March 1, 2023
Blackstone and Sixth Street Complete Sale of Kensington Mortgages to Barclays Bank UK PLC
London – 01 March, 2023 – Blackstone (NYSE: BX) and Sixth Street today announced that funds affiliated with Blackstone Tactical Opportunities (“Blackstone”) and Sixth Street, have completed the previously announced sale of Kensington Mortgages (“Kensington”), the fast-growing specialist mortgage lender, to Barclays Bank UK PLC (“Barclays”).
Kensington, which is based in Maidenhead, has around 600 employees and originated approximately £1.9 billion of mortgages (including retentions) in the year ended 31 March 2022. Blackstone and Sixth Street jointly owned the business since 2015 during which time Kensington improved its processes and expanded its product offerings while achieving an extended period of accelerated growth.
The business is recognised in the industry for having a market-leading data and technology platform, which has facilitated profitable growth, product innovation and exceptional loan underwriting performance.
The transaction was announced on June 24, 2022.
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Sixth Street is a global investment firm with approximately $65 billion in assets under management and committed capital. The firm uses its long-term flexible capital, data-enabled capabilities, and One Team culture to develop themes and offer solutions to companies across all stages of growth. Sixth Street’s London-based presence was formed in 2011 to invest in businesses and assets across Europe. Founded in 2009, Sixth Street has more than 400 team members including over 180 investment professionals around the world. For more information, visit www.sixthstreet.com or follow Sixth Street on LinkedIn.