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22 June 2021 | Firm News | Article by Greg Williams

Hugh James supports the UK’s largest independent pharmacy group on transaction


Hugh James has advised Avicenna Retail, the UK’s largest independent pharmacy group on the sale of a group of 14 pharmacy properties throughout South Wales.

Our Commercial Property team provided support to Avicenna. The 14 properties were sold at auction and the ongoing pharmacy businesses at all of the locations will be retained by Avicenna on long term leases.

Greg Williams, Head of the Hugh James Healthcare Team and relationship partner for Avicenna commented:

“We’re pleased to have supported Avicenna on this recent transaction. Avicenna provide a market leading community pharmacy model and we look forward to assisting them with future growth plans throughout the UK.”

Author bio

Greg is a partner within the corporate and commercial team. He has a wealth of experience advising on a wide range of corporate transactions with a focus on domestic and international M&A, advising investor and investee companies on private equity investments, particularly in the life science sector. Greg’s clients include Development Bank of Wales, Creo Medical and FP Hurley. He has acted as the lead on a number of standout corporate transactions including Voltcom on its reorganisation and multimillion pound investment by Beechbrook Capital and sale of Amber Engineering of Biffa Plc.

Greg also leads the dedicated healthcare team. He is highly regarded within this sector as has a wealth of experience acting for the healthcare and the life sciences businesses.

Disclaimer: The information on the Hugh James website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. If you would like to ensure the commentary reflects current legislation, case law or best practice, please contact the blog author.

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