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Christopher Sullivan

Christopher Sullivan


Christopher Sullivan

Christopher Sullivan specialises in cross-border private M&A, with a particular focus on private equity transactions.

Christopher advises international and domestic private equity houses, financial sponsors and corporates on a wide range of matters, including leveraged buyouts, acquisitions and disposals, takeovers, mergers, joint ventures, IPOs, restructurings and refinancings. He is listed as a dealmaker in The Lawyer Hot 100 2018.

Christopher has particular experience in the financial services and healthcare sectors. In addition, Christopher advises on private equity real estate and infrastructure investing.

  • Mastercard International Incorporated on its USD$3.19 billion acquisition of Nets' account-to-account payments business
  • Blackstone and Kirkbi on the £1.1 billion sale of Armacell, a Luxembourg/Germany-based global business manufacturing and distributing insulation and fibre products
  • Blackstone on its acquisition of NEC Group
  • Blackstone on its acquisition of a majority stake in The Office Group
  • Cinven and CVC Capital Partners on its acquisition of NewDay
  • Elliott on its acquisition of a controlling stake in Waterstones and subsequently on the acquisition of Foyles, by Waterstones
  • IFM on its acquisition of a 50% interest in Impala together with Trafigura
  • Cinven on its EUR€1.3 billion acquisition of Labco
  • Cinven on its EUR€1.7 billion acquisition Synlab from BC Partners
  • Coor Service Management and Cinven on Coor's SEK 3.6 billion IPO

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Career and qualifications

  • St Anne's College, Oxford University (MA Hons, Modern History & Politics) 2004
  • Joined Clifford Chance as trainee solicitor 2006
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2008
  • Partner since 2016

Awards and citations

  • Featured in PEI's Future 40 list