Rossopomodoro, the Italian restaurant chain, is looking to more than double the size of its London-based estate over the next 12 months, following its acquisition by private equity group Change Capital earlier this year. The group currently operates three restaurants in central London in Chelsea, Covent Garden and Notting Hill, but has already targeted three further sites in Soho, near Oxford Street and on Finchley Road. The company has retained property adviser Richard Susskind to seek sites its UK rollout, with sites in affluent suburbs inside the M25 also under consideration. Change Capital acquired a majority stake in the Rossopomodoro, which comprises 113 outlets in Italy and eight overseas, including two in the US, in January this year. The deal valued the business at around Eu53m (£44.7m). Handley Amos, former regional director for Nando’s in London, is set to become the group’s new UK managing director this September. He will report into Franco Manna president and founder of Rossopomodoro. Change Capital, which is run by the former Marks & Spencer executives Luc Vandevelde and Roger Holmes, also plans further international expansion for the business.