Dominic Ross

Partner, London

Biography

Overview

Dominic Ross is a partner in our global M&A and Corporate practice based in London.

Dominic regularly advises both corporate clients, financial sponsors and investment banks on a wide variety of M&A (including de-SPAC), Takeover Code and Listing Rule transactions and equity capital raisings, as well as corporate governance matters.

Dominic has a particular focus on large, complex, cross border M&A transactions involving UK public companies. Dominic also has sector expertise in the healthcare, gaming and consumer and retail industries.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
LPC
Nottingham Law School
LLB (Hons)
Law
University of Exeter
Languages
English

Experience

M&A

  • Representation of Aroundtown SA on its €1.57 billion takeover offer for Globalworth Real Estate Investments Limited as part of a consortium with CPI Property Group S.A.
  • Representation of Advanz Pharma on its $846 million takeover by Nordic Capital
  • Representation of Avon Rubber p.l.c. on over US$500 million in cross-border deals including its acquisition of 3M's ballistic business, the sale of its milkrite | InterPuls business to DeLaval, and most recently the acquisition of Team Wendy, a leading supplier of helmets, for US$130 million
  • Representation of Wm Morrison Supermarkets on a wide range of matters, including the entry into its new long term agreement with Amazon and recent amendments to its long term arrangements with Ocado
  • Representation of Takeda on over US$1.5 billion of portfolio disposals including the disposal of a LATAM portfolio to Hypera Pharma, a NEMEA portfolio to Acino and a Russia/CIS portfolio to Stada
  • Representation of Angelini, the Italian pharma and consumer healthcare group on its acquisition of ThermaCare, a medical manufacturer, from GlaxoSmithKline
  • Representation of Strategic Value Partners on it successful €750 million takeover of Polish public company Pfleiderer Group S.A.
  • Representation of Berendsen plc on its £2 billion takeover by Elis SA, with the consideration comprising a mixture of cash and shares*
  • Representation of Cape plc on its £300 million takeover by Altrad*
  • Representation of Vectura Group plc on its £440 million merger with SkyePharma plc*
  • Representation of Gala Coral on its £2.3 billion merger with Ladbrokes, structured by way of reverse takeover*
  • Representation of Xchanging plc on its competitive takeover process, involving Capita, Apollo, CSC, and Ebix, and which resulted in CSC acquiring Xchanging for £480 million*
  • Representation of various clients before the Takeover Panel's Hearings Committee and Appeal Board

ECM and Listing Rule Transactions

  • RBC as sponsor to Premier Oil on its reverse takeover by Chrysaor
  • Time Out on its £140 million IPO*
  • OneSavings Bank on its £140 million IPO*
  • Merlin Entertainments on its £1 billion IPO*
  • Advising BAML as sponsor to Shell on its merger with BG*
  • Advising Morgan Stanley as sponsor to Paddy Power on its merger with Betfair*

*Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case.

Publications

Trends in UK Public M&A 2019 H1, LexisNexis Market Tracker Trend Report

Trends in UK Public M&A 2018, LexisNexis Market Tracker Trend Report

Practical Law: Reverse takeovers: stepping through the looking glass (November 2015)

Awards and Recognition

"A top firm. Really strong, they stand out from their competitor firms." 
M&A: Upper mid-market and premium deals UK Legal 500 2020

Legal 500 (2019/20) – Recommended for M&A – upper mid-market and premium deals

IFLR – M&A Rising Star