Chris Brooks

Chris Brooks

Managing Director
London Mergers & Acquisitions Technology, Media & Telecom +44 20 7632 5248
I deliver a hands-on approach to provide strategic advice to my clients throughout the transaction and beyond.

Chris leads the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) efforts in the UK, focusing on the origination and execution of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He advises mid-market, owner-managed businesses and private equity owned-businesses on M&A and raising of equity finance. Chris works with U.K. domestic and international businesses and leverages Lincoln’s global reach to achieve success in cross-border transactions.

Chris has developed a deep understanding of the TMT industry over the last 20 years. Chris supports companies seeking to capitalize on rapid change and advancement in the TMT sector through capital raise or accelerating growth through acquisitions. Chris is particularly active in ICT and software.

Prior to joining Lincoln, Chris was a managing director at Oakley Advisory Limited, working on mid-market TMT transactions. Beforehand, Chris was corporate development director at Cable & Wireless Worldwide plc, where he was responsible for the execution of the demerger from Cable & Wireless plc, and the subsequent focus on mid-market and global telecoms and hosting activities. Prior to C&W, Chris was with Rothschild for twelve years in M&A in London and Sydney.

Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts (with honors) from the University of Nottingham. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Perspectives featuring Chris Brooks

Lincoln’s Latest

In Q3 2020, Lincoln International introduced Lincoln’s Latest video series.  Experts from across industries, services and geographies, sharing perspectives on current trends, recent observations and future outlooks through this quarterly… Read More

Software Financings and the Rise of the Non-Bank Lending Market

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, Lincoln International hosted a webinar to discuss the latest trends in software financings. With a shift in the market towards non-bank lenders, software businesses that… Read More

Webinar: Investing in Europe – Q&A on Executing and Financing Deals Post-COVID-19

Lincoln International hosted a virtual panel on January 28, 2021 featuring the firm’s experts from across Europe for a Q&A on some of the key considerations and opportunities for investors… Read More

European Deal Making in 2020: Insights on Selling, Buying and Opportunities for Investors

Businesses across Europe are facing challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic every day. Despite the challenges, there have been several bright spots—presenting opportunities for private equity and corporate investors. Lincoln… Read More

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