Ross L. Montgomery


Ross L. Montgomery


London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7392 | +44 20 7184 7001

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Ross L. Montgomery has experience of a range of corporate transactions, advising on private mergers and acquisitions, fund raisings, reorganisations and other general corporate matters. He is particularly experienced in private equity market matters.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Montgomery worked at a leading law firm in the UK and in the London and Edinburgh offices of an international law firm. While serving at these firms he advised private equity houses such as Electra Partners, Charterhouse Capital Partners, BC Partners, Hutton Collins, and Baird Capital Partners.

Mr. Montgomery is recommended for private equity transactions in The Legal 500 UK, 2017 and for M&A: mid-market in The Legal 500 UK, 2016. Clients describe him as "extremely thorough" and "responsive."


Significant Representations

  • CIT Group Inc. on the sale of its Paris-based European rail leasing subsidiary group Nacco to German-based VTG Aktiengesellschaft for US$1.05 billion.
  • Ares on the provision of their financing package in support of Midlothian Capital Partners to acquire Park Leisure.
  • The selling shareholders in Ziarco Group Limited in connection with the sale of the company to Novartis.
  • Mid Europa Partners on the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Profi Rom Food S.R.L from Enterprise Investors.
  • Adveo Group International, S.A. on its disposal of its EOS Ink & Toner distribution business in France, together with inventory owned by its businesses in Spain, Italy and Germany, to Westcoast Limited.
  • Kingdom Hotel Investments on its disposal of its wholly owned subsidiary, Societe de L’Hotel Kingdom Lusaka S.A. the owner of the InterContinental Hotel, Lusaka, to Quantum Global.
  • Highland Capital Partners, Index Ventures, HarbourVest Partners and Insight Venture Partners, as the principal investors in Photobox Group, on its announced £400m acquisition (subject to conditions) by Exponent Private Equity and Electra Partners.
  • CIT Group Inc. on a series of international transactions related to the sale of its vendor financing and equipment financing businesses in Europe (Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Portugal, UK); the sale of its commercial finance business in the UK; and on its purchase of Nacco SAS (France), which owns more than 9,500 railcars and services over 150 customers in 16 countries.
  • Kingdom Hotel Investments on the sale of its 75% interest in the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club to a Kenyan buyer.
  • Kingdom Hotel Investments on the sale of its 50% interest in the Four Seasons Mauritius at Anahita to Sun Resorts.
  • Bravofly Rumbo Group N.V. (SIX: BRG) on its acquisition of from Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR).
  • Momondo Group Limited, the operator of the websites “Cheapflights” and “Momondo”, and its shareholders on the sale of a majority interest in Momondo Group to Great Hill Partners, a private equity firm based in Boston, USA.
  • Baird Capital Partners on its acquisition of a stake in the SR Group.
  • North Plains Holdings (U.S.), Inc. (a portfolio company held by a U.S.-based private equity fund) on the acquisition of Vyre Limited.
  • A major bank on multiple debt for equity restructurings.

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

  • The University of Edinburgh, LL.B. (Hons), 2004
  • The University of Edinburgh, Diploma in Legal Practice, 2005
  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • Solicitor, Scotland

The Law Society of England and Wales
The Law Society of Scotland