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Christine Kim

Christine Kim


Christine Kim

Christine Kim advises privately and publicly held companies, both targets and acquirors, in cross-border and US transactions and corporate matters. Her experience spans a broad range of sectors and industries, as well as a diverse variety of matters, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, carve-outs, spin-offs, joint ventures, and strategic investments.

  • Informa (LON: INF) in:
    • the £1.9 billion sale of its pharma intelligence business to Warburg Pincus
    • the sale of its asset intelligence business to Randall-Reilly, backed by Aurora Capital Partners
    • its US$1.56 billion acquisition of Penton Business Media from MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein
  • Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) in:
    • its acquisition of a biologics drug substance manufacturing site from Abzena, backed by WCAS
    • the carve-out and sale of its consumer healthcare business to, and joint venture with, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Marubeni and Mizuho Leasing in the US$7.4 billion take-private of aviation finance company Aircastle (NYSE: AYR)
  • NSK (TSE: 6471) in its acquisition of Brüel & Kjær Vibro, a condition monitoring system business, from Spectris (LON: SXS)
  • Geodis, a subsidiary of SNCF, in its acquisition of Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, a logistics company, from WCAS
  • Euromoney Institutional Investor (LON: ERM) in its acquisition of BoardEx and The Deal from TheStreet (Nasdaq: TST)
  • Sitecore, backed by EQT, in:
    • its acquisition of Boxever, a SaaS-based customer data platform
    • its acquisition of Moosend, an AI-powered marketing automation platform
  • Hearst in:  
    • its acquisition of CAMP Systems International, an aviation SaaS company, from GTCR
    • its acquisition of dv01, a data management and analytics platform
    • its acquisition of Rodale's global content business
  • Exact Group in the sale of its US-based ERP / software division, Specialized Solutions, to funds advised by Apax Partners
  • E&I Engineering Group in its US$1.8 billion sale to digital infrastructure provider Vertiv (NYSE: VRT)
  • Mercury Capital Advisors Group in its sale to Investcorp
  • Independence Holding Company in its $152 million sale of IHC Risk Solutions to Swiss Re
  • Watermark Lodging Trust in its US$3.8 billion merger with private real estate funds managed by Brookfield (NYSE: BAM)
  • Carey Watermark Investors 2, a publicly held, non-traded REIT managed by affiliates of W. P. Carey (NYSE: WPC) and Watermark Capital Partners, in its all-stock merger and management internalization transaction with Carey Watermark Investors to create a US$4.6 billion non-traded REIT, Watermark Lodging Trust
  • Capital Dynamics on the lift-out of certain US clean energy infrastructure funds by APG, California State Teachers' Retirement System, and a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
  • Textron (NYSE: TXT) on the joint venture between its subsidiary TRU Simulation + Training with FlightSafety International, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway

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Career and qualifications

  • Stanford University (BA) 2009
  • Cornell Law School (JD; Editor-in-Chief, Cornell Law Review) 2015
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2015
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 2016

Professional bodies

  • Co-chair, AAPI (Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander) Affinity Group of Americas DE&I Committee
  • Board Chair & President Emeritus, Stanford New York Alumni

Awards and citations

  • 'Christine Kim is a standout associate whose practice demonstrates strength in public and private M&A. She is experienced in both domestic and cross-border deals.'
    Chambers USA 2023 Corporate M&A: Associate to Watch
  • Chambers USA 2022 Corporate M&A: Associate to Watch
  • Chambers USA 2021 Corporate M&A: Associate to Watch
  • Legal 500 USA 2020: M&A: Large deals ($1bn)