Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson has advised Countrywide Farmers plc on the sale of its LPG distribution business to international sales, marketing and support services group DCC plc, for a cash price of approximately £28m.

The Womble Bond Dickinson team; led by Corporate Partner Simon Hewes and Corporate Solicitor Alex Fergus advised on the complex transaction, utilising specialist input across a broad range of specialist areas, including energy, banking, real estate, employment and health and safety.

Simon Hewes, Partner at Womble Bond Dickinson, said:

"Countrywide Farmers is a longstanding client of the firm and we're delighted to have been able to advise them on the sale of Countrywide LPG, a highly regarded rural focused LPG supplier. Our legal expertise and our capability to provide a full legal service for this energy sector transaction has enabled us to secure a successful completion."

Countrywide Chief Executive Julie Wirth added:

“We are delighted to have completed the sale of the LPG business which secures the future for the Countrywide LPG business, brand and team. I would like to thank the LPG team for their significant contribution to the business and wish them well for the future.

"I would also like to acknowledge the professional support provided by the team at Womble Bond Dickinson in successfully transacting this business sale"