Ross Allardice


Ross Allardice


London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, UK EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7362 | +44 20 7184 7001

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Ross Allardice's focus on financial sponsor matters means he sees a large number of transactions across the European private equity, portfolio and restructuring space.

He is heavily involved with every phase of a transaction and has an excellent understanding of current market terms in the financial sponsor market. He represents parties across multiple industry sectors.

In Chambers UK, 2019 and 2018, he is ranked in the UK-wide private equity: buyouts category where market sources commend his "balanced and commercial approach," describing him as "extremely smart and enjoyable to work with." He is also recognized in Chambers UK 2017, where he was described as “a very commercial and driven lawyer" who has "an incredible grasp of the detail." Mr. Allardice is also noted for private equity transactions: high-value deals, in the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 UK.

Prior to joining Dechert, he was a founding partner in the European private equity practice of White & Case LLP.

  • CMR Surgical on its series B and series C fundraising.  The series C fundraising represented the largest private fundraising in the European medical devices market to date.
  • ICTS International N.V. and ABC Technologies B.V. on the equity investment by an affiliate of TPG Global into ABC, a subsidiary of ICTS and the owner of Au10tix Limited, a leader in the ID documentation and know-your-customer on-boarding automation software industry. 
  • Ares on their investment in the MBO of AgriBriefing.
  • Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, on the sale of AIM Software, a leading provider of data management solutions with a specialized focus on the buy-side, to SimCorp, a Danish listed entity.
  • HRA Pharma, a portfolio company of Astorg Partners, on the acquisition of the Mederma Brand from Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH.
  • One Equity Partners on the acquisition of the MERA group, a custom software developments services provider.
  • Ares Management Limited on the provision of a senior and PIK financing package to refinance the Daisy Group’s existing financing arrangements and fund the buyout of certain investors in the Daisy Group.
  • Ares on the proposed acquisition of PGL Education Limited from Cox & Kings.
  • Encompass Digital Media (a portfolio company of Court Square Capital Partners) on their acquisition of Babcock Media Services Limited, a specialist telecommunications and satellite network services provider. 
  • Astorg on its acquisition of IGM Resins from Arsenal Capital Partners.
  • Coveris Holdings S.A. (a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners), on a €700 million sale of its Global Rigid packaging business to Lindsay Goldberg LLC.
  • Quilvest on its acquisition of Phaidon International, the U.K./US recruitment outsourcing business.  
  • Wyndham Worldwide Corp. on the carve-out and sale of its c. US$1.3 billion European Exchange & Rentals business to Platinum Equity.
  • Endless/Brabant Alucast on the carve-out and sale of its Brabant Alucast Dutch and Italian businesses to Shiloh, Inc.
  • Itiviti Group (a portfolio company of Nordic Capital) on the acquisition of Ullink/Nyfix from HgCapital.
  • Astorg and Goldman Sachs on its acquisition of the Compeed assets for its portfolio company, HRA Pharma.
  • Nordic Capital on its acquisition of Lagkagehuset, Denmark.
  • Blackstone Tactical Opportunities, Phoenix and Roundhill/Blue Rock on their equity investment in the Taekker real estate portfolio, Germany.
  • Direktna Banka on the acquisition of Findomestic Bank, Serbia.
  • Ares on the acquisition of Park Leisure, UK. 
  • Magyar Telecom B.V. (a Mid Europa portfolio company) on the sale of its holding in the Invitel Group to the China CEE Investment Co-operation Fund.
  • Mid Europa on the acquisition of Profi Rom Food S.R.L from Enterprise Investors.
  • Mid Europa on its investment in Allegro.
  • Mid Europa on multiple acquisitions, including Danube Food Group BV, Clates Holding BV, Regina Maria and CMC.
  • Mid Europa on its sale of E 21.
  • Rockaway on its acquisition of Netretail and Heureka.
  • Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe on its sale of GlobalCollect to Ingenico S.A.
  • Novator on its investment in Mobile Decisioning.
  • A new fund raised by Arle Capital on its acquisition of the Innovia Group.
  • Nordic Capital on its joint public bid for Acino with Avista Capital.
  • HgCapital on its acquisition of The Foundry from Carlyle.
  • Rhone Capital on its acquisition of Ask Chemicals GmbH.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • The University of Dundee, LL.B., 2000
  • The University of Dundee, Diploma in Legal Practice, 2001
  • University of Cambridge, LL.M., 2002
  • Scotland
Speaking Engagements
  • Leaders Panel: Discussing Private Equity Trends and Opportunities - Vienna (April 11, 2017)