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H. Richard Dallas

Senior Managing Director, Private Equity at Gulf Capital


H. Richard Dallas is Senior Managing Director of Private Equity at Gulf Capital. He joined the Firm in 2007 and is  co-head of the Private Equity Division. He is responsible for and manages investment sector identification and analysis, individual transaction evaluation, and deal execution at Gulf Capital.

From 1999 to 2007, he was the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Oryx Capital International in Lake Forest, Illinois and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a firm specialising in the smaller end of mid-market private equity investing and growth capital.

From 1985 to 1998, he was a Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, one of the world’s largest law firms, where he helped establish offices of the firm in London and Riyadh. He managed the Gibson Dunn European and Middle Eastern offices from London from 1985 to 1989. While at Gibson Dunn, Mr. Dallas was active in commercial transactions and investments in the GCC from 1980 to 1998, representing governments, financial institutions and private regional companies in the GCC and abroad and foreign investors with operations in the GCC region.

Mr. Dallas received an AB degree from Stanford University, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California, where he served as a senior editor of the University of Southern California Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif and graduated first in his class.