Ruth Taylor


Ruth Taylor


London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, UK EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7588 | +44 20 7184 7001


Ruth Taylor focuses her practice on corporate and securities matters with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and reorganizations.

Ms. Taylor joined Dechert in 2017 as a trainee and qualified in 2019.

  • University of York, B.A., 2014
  • BPP University, GDL, 2016
  • BPP University, LPC, 2017
  • England and Wales
  • Numis Securities in connection with an equity fundraising by listed law firm Knights Group Holdings plc.
  • Share plc, the LSE listed holding company for The Share Centre, one of the UK's leading independent retail stockbrokers, on its £62 million takeover by Interactive Investor, the UK's second largest direct to consumer investment platform, which is majority owned by J.C. Flowers IV, L.P., a fund advised by J.C. Flowers & Co, LLC, a leading private investment firm.
  • Cerberus Capital Management on the sale of Covis Pharma to Apollo Global Management.
  • ArchiMed on the acquisition of Direct Healthcare Group from NorthEdge Capital.
  • TRS Group (UK) Limited, a family owned food business, on the sale of (i) TRS Wholesale Co. Limited (ii) TRS Cash & Carry Limited and (iii) TRS International Foods Limited to Cricket Bidco Limited, a subsidiary of a fund managed by Exponent Private Equity LLP.
  • ICTS International N.V. and ABC Technologies B.V. on a US$20 million equity investment by Oak HC/FT into ABC and related shareholder agreements.
  • Centaur Media plc, as part of its strategic divestment program on the sale of (i) its financial services division to Metropolis Group; (ii) Centaur Human Resources Limited, to DVV Media International Ltd; (iii) Centaur Media Travel and Meetings Limited, to Northstar Travel Media UK Limited; and (iv) its engineering portfolio, including The Engineer and Subcon, to Mark Allen Group.
  • Wyndham Worldwide Corp. on the carve-out and sale of its c. US$1.3 billion European Exchange & Rentals business to Platinum Equity.
  • Quilvest Private Equity on the acquisition of global specialist recruitment firm Phaidon International.