Christian Holbrook

Associate, London

Biography

Overview

Christian is a Corporate Associate in the Firm's London office. He 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. 

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

Experience

Recent transactions that Christian has worked on include advising:

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 Turkey, 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.

Blue Horizon Investors on their acquisition of a commercial real estate asset located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, known as Blaak16 for €65 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.

ReproCELL Incorporated (a Tokyo Stock Exchange listed biotech company) on its acquisition of Biopta, a human tissue research company based in Scotland.

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. 

Publications

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