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About Ryan Thorne

Ryan is an Associate in our Global Transactions Real Estate team, based in our London office. Ryan advises financial sponsors, investment advisers, corporates and charitable organisations on both corporate real estate and real estate finance mandates.

Recent work

- Advising Leonardo Group on its proposed acquisition of the Zien Group comprising 12 hotels in the Netherlands from affiliates controlled by KSL Capital Partners LLC and their partner Garden Capital Group.

- Advising CPPIB on its acquisition of Round Hill Capital’s minority stake in its existing joint venture, Round Hill European Student Accommodation Partnership, and the full acquisition of Round Hill’s “Nido Living” property management business, a leading European PBSA operator and manager.

- Advising Cross Ocean Partners on the successful implementation of a credit bid (as secured lender) to acquire four UK holiday parks by way of an administration sale.

- Advising CVC on the real estate aspects of its acquisition of ekaterra B.V., the holding company of Unilever’s global tea business, for €4.5 billion.

- Advising Xior Sudent Housing on its acquisition of a portfolio of student accomodation assets (value approx. EUR 1 billion) developed and operated by BaseCamp.

- Advising Compass Group on the real estate aspects of its acquisition of CH&CO for an initial enterprise value of £475m with an additional earn out following closing.

- Advising Blackstone and Sixth Street on the real estate aspects of the sale of Kensington Mortgages to Barclays Bank UK plc for an estimated £2.3 billion.

- Advising Covid vaccine developer Moderna on its leasehold acquisition agreements and construction arrangements in respect of two buildings totalling 145,000 sq. ft. at the Harwell campus for its Moderna Innovation and Technology Centre campus, a facility for research, development and manufacturing. The facility is expected to become operational in 2025.

- Advising IK Partners on the English-law real estate aspects of its proposed acquisition of GoodLife Foods, a leading European manufacturer of frozen snacks with over 700 employees and six production sites in the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark.

- Advising Realty Income Corporation on a retail park acquisition via a corporate structure.

- Advising a semiconductor and software design company on the real estate aspects of its entry into a multi-million, multi-currency revolving credit facility.



Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


Worcester College, University of Oxford - BA in Jurisprudence (English Law with Law Studies in Europe)

Université Paris-II Panthéon-Assas - Certificat de Droit

BPP University, London - Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Legal Practice Course)