Christian Holbrook

Associate, London



Christian Holbrook is an associate in our global M&A and Corporate practice based in London.

Christian has experience on a broad range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, disposals, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, and general corporate advisory.

He also assists and advises sponsors of, and investors in, private investment funds, co-investment vehicles and separately managed accounts.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
European Masters of Law
Leibniz University Hannover
LLB (ELS) (First Class)
Durham University


Recent transactions that Christian has worked on include advising:

Celestica Inc., the Canadian-listed multinational electronics manufacturing services company, on its $306m acquisition of PCI Private Limited, a Singaporean-based South East Asian electronics manufacturing service business, from Platinum Private Equity.

Seplat Petroleum Development Company on its recommended acquisition of Eland Oil & Gas plc for approximately £382 million.

Inflexion Private Equity Partners and its portfolio company Ocorian, on its leveraged buyout of Bridgepoint's portfolio Estera group of companies, a provider of trustee services.

Intrum AB, the Swedish debt purchase and collection company, in the €328 million acquisition of an 80% stake in a joint venture with Piraeus Bank S.A. that will service a €28 billion portfolio of Piraeus' non-performing loans held in a securitisation vehicle.

Bupa, the international healthcare and health insurance group, on the acquisition of Turkish health insurance provider Acibadem Sigorta, the second largest health insurer in Türkiye, from Khazanah, the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund.

Bupa on its acquisition of a further 5% stake in Bupa Arabia, the largest health insurance business in Saudi Arabia, for $100 million, taking its stake in the publicly listed company to 39.25%.

Blue Horizon Investors on their acquisition of 10 Hammersmith Grove, a marquee commercial mixed use property located in London for £112 million.

Kobalt Music on their Series D funding round in which investors including Hearst Communications participated.

Digital Realty on their $874m acquisition of "Project Cheetah" assets from Equinix, a divestiture directed by the Group's Commission following the acquisition of Telecity plc.

Digital Realty on their $212m disposal of a Paris data centre to Equinix.

Wren House, the infrastructure investment arm of the Kuwait Investment Authority, on its acquisition of a 25% stake in GNF's global power generation portfolio, GPG.

Balderton Capital and the other selling shareholders in Livebookings Holding Limited in relation to the sale of Livebookings Holdings Limited and its "Bookatable" online restaurant reservation business.


"Positivism and Peremptory Norms: Like Peas in a Pod?" 2010, Durham Law Review