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.
Lincoln International is delighted to have represented the shareholders of Ultima Business Solutions Limited on the sale of a majority stake to Apse Capital Limited
Lincoln International advises Searchlight Capital on the refinancing of EOLO SpA
Lincoln International is pleased to have advised Livingbridge on its acquisition of FluidOne from Rigby Group plc, a service-based holding company operating across Europe & the Middle East
Lincoln International represents the shareholders of Yellow on its sale to Corsearch, a portfolio company of Audax
Lincoln International represents August Equity LLP in its acquisition of Charterhouse Voice & Data
Lincoln International represents Primary Capital Partners LLP on the sale of Esteem Holdings to Roc Technologies
Lincoln International represents Vincere Groep and ABN AMRO Participaties on the sale of Vincere Groep to Dustin
Ocean Intelligent Communications has sold a majority stake to TecDAX-listed CANCOM
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