Chris is a Partner in the corporate team and specialises in advising institutional investors on private equity investments and energy and infrastructure projects.

Chris has a particular interest in Funding the Transition to a low carbon future and supporting the next wave of the energy transition, advising clients on all aspects of their investment cycle, including M&A, buyouts and joint ventures.

In addition, he is experienced in advising all stakeholders in investor backed private businesses as well as mainstream domestic and cross-border M&A.

Chris's clients include Foresight, Synova Capital, Growth Capital Partners, The Renewables Infrastructure Group and Gresham House.

"Chris approaches every engagement with the utmost professionalism and rigour, but always with a sense of good humour and is a pleasure to work alongside" - Investment Director, Synova

"Technically he's very good, but it’s the client service that is his selling point. He’s part of the team, works alongside us. Has always put in the extra effort in terms of being there or available for the team." - Senior Investment Director, InfraRed

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

The "climate crisis" and the "net-zero" agenda mean that a significant amount of investment will be necessary in the energy and infrastructure sectors to deliver on ambitious targets set. My practice is firmly aligned with funding the transition to a low carbon future and I have a particular focus in areas expected to form the next wave of energy transactional activity such as subsidy free clean generation projects and battery/energy storage projects.

Work

Solar

Advised Foresight on its subsidy free solar development joint ventures with Elgin and Island Green Power and FSFL on the acquisition of its UK solar portfolio.

Storage

Advised Foresight on its acquisition of the Port of Tyne and Nevendon battery storage projects.

Wind

Advised The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) on its acquisition of the Neilston Wind Farm and InfraRed Capital Partners Limited in its acquisition, development and subsequent sale of the 50MW Afton Wind Farm.

Private equity – sponsors

Advised Synova Capital on its investments into JMG Insurance, Mediatonic and Preventx.

Private equity – sponsors

Advised Growth Capital Partners on its investments into Bridewell Consulting, CubeLogic, GTS Flexible Solutions and Indigo Telecom Group.

Private equity – sponsors

Advised LDC on its investments into Plimsoll Productions and Sohonet.

Private equity – M&A

Advised JMG Insurance on its acquisitions of Butterworth Spengler and Nowell & Richards.

Private equity – exit / management

Advised LDC and management on KKR’s MBO of A-Gas International and Synova and management on the sale of Meritsoft to Cognizant Worldwide.