Ross L. Montgomery
Partner | London
Ross L. Montgomery

Ross L. Montgomery has experience of a broad range of corporate transactions, advising on private mergers and acquisitions, fund raisings, reorganisations, joint ventures and other general corporate matters. Mr Montgomery acts for major European and international corporations on complex, highly regulated, cross-border transactions across a wide variety of sectors and industries. He has particular expertise in respect of financial services transactions (and other regulated businesses).

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 numerous private equity houses and corporations on complex M&A transactions.

Mr. Montgomery is recommended for M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals in The Legal 500. He has previously been recognized for private equity transactions and M&A: mid-market. Clients have described him as "extremely thorough" and "responsive."

  • Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A (OTE) in connection with the sale of its stake in fixed telecommunications operator Telekom Romania to Orange Romania.
  • Hunt Companies Inc. on its acquisition of further shares in Amber Infrastructure Group from existing shareholders and related shareholder arrangements.
  • The Generali Group on the acquisition of CM Investment Solutions Limited from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
  • 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.
  • 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 lastminute.com 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.

Services
    • 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