£135m sale of Westleigh Group Limited

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We have advised the shareholders of Westleigh Group Limited on its sale to Countryside Properties for £135m.

Based in the East Midlands, Westleigh Group provides the total package from project concept to completion, creating quality, impressive homes and buildings for sale to the private owner, institutions, industrial or commercial clients. Established in 1985 by husband and wife Chris and Judy Beighton, Westleigh Group is strategically located to provide service excellence throughout Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and the wider Midlands region.

Countryside is a listed UK home builder specialising in place making and urban regeneration and its investment in Westleigh Group Limited will strengthen its regional offering.

The team, led by Corporate partner Simon Gill and Corporate associate Beth Mather, included, solicitors Liz Mills, Matthew Flint and Michael Rock (Corporate), partner Andrew Madden and solicitor Alison O’Kelly (Banking & Finance), partner Colin Gittus and associate Melissa Chantrill (Real Estate), partner Andrew Evans, legal director Kirstin Roberts and senior associate Mailin Bala (CTM), solicitor Paul Wild (Pensions), senior associate Martin Jahreiss and solicitor Jo Symes (Tax), partner Merran Sewell (Employment) and solicitor Oliver Woodhouse (Regulatory).

Simon said: “Westleigh complements Countryside Properties’ offering and will enable them to further grow the business. We’re delighted to have advised the management team throughout this deal and I wish them all the success for the future.”

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