Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised The RO Group, an entrepreneurial family company, on the sale of its Amesbury Pizza Hut and KFC units at Solstice Park, Wiltshire, to London Investment Holdings Ltd, for a total consideration of £2.55m.
The WBD team acting for the RO was led by partner Andrew Harding and associate Jo Gannon, who provided key real estate and commercial property advice. This is the latest in a series of transactions completed by WBD for the client with the firm advising the RO Group on the initial purchase of the Dakota office building in Weybridge, and its subsequent £15.9m sale to Surrey County Council last February, and most recently, on the sale of a long leasehold in central Bristol to UKRO Property Holdings for £6m.
Andrew Harding, real estate partner at WBD, comments:
"It has been a pleasure working once again with the team at the RO Group and supporting the business with its property portfolio and through its impressive growth journey. Thanks to our strong real estate expertise and deep understanding of the client and local markets, we were pleased to secure smooth completions for all parties on all of the transactions we advised on."
David Kershaw, Group Real Estate Director at the RO, added:
"We very much appreciate WBD's commercially focused advice and ongoing commitment to the success of our businesses. Andrew and the whole team are highly trusted advisers and we value their talent and dedication in working with us."
Ranking in the UK's top 20 law firms, WBD advises clients from seven cities in the UK and 19 offices in the US. The firm provides legal expertise in eleven key sectors from across seven offices in the UK and 19 offices in the US. The firm's real estate and housing client portfolio in the UK includes Addington Capital, Quidnet, Patrizia, Akelius, Homes England, Bellway, Persimmon, Taylor Wimpey, RentPlus, Grainger and Places for People.