International law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised longstanding client LDC, a leading private equity investor, on its minority investment in student accommodation advertising platform, UniHomes,

Based in Sheffield and operating in 41 locations nationwide, UniHomes helps students find their perfect university ‘home from home’, by connecting them with thousands of student properties offering all-inclusive living. LDC's investment will accelerate UniHomes' regional growth ambitions and further develop the platform and service provision for both its student and letting agent customers.

WBD's corporate finance team (Simon Pilling, James Cook, Sarah Tallant, Nadia Abedin and Alex Dolling) advised LDC on the investment, with support from the banking team (John Connor, Lewis Sanderson and Gresa Bakolli) and a team of specialists across the firm. The firm has been working with LDC for many years and recently advised on investments into The Barrister Group and Aspire, to name just a few. 

Leeds-based James Cook commented:

"It's always a pleasure working with the LDC team as it continues to invest in young and dynamic businesses to further support growth and development opportunities. UniHomes has really established itself on the national student accommodation market, and as our firm has a strong presence in Yorkshire, it's always good to see home-grown talent doing well. We wish the UniHomes team the very best for the future."

Ranking in the UK's top 20 law firms, Womble Bond Dickinson has a large domestic and international corporate practice advising clients on a broad range of corporate transactions, particularly M&A, private equity investments, IPOs and joint ventures, as well as growth and development capital fundraisings.