Christopher Simpson is an associate in our Global Transactions Group specialising in investment funds.
Christopher’s experience includes advising sponsors on transactional, structuring and marketing issues and investors on their fund commitments and co-investment arrangements. His work covers a range of fund types, including private equity, real estate, infrastructure and venture capital.
Greater Pacific Capital on the establishment and marketing of GPC Private Investing India, a private equity fund established to invest in India and China;
CVC Capital Partners on the funds’ structuring and regulatory aspects of several portfolio company acquisitions;
Terra Firma on the restructuring of its fund holding structure for the Annington Homes Group;
a major sovereign wealth fund on its investments into a European technology-focussed private equity fund and its participation as a co-investor in a major acquisition by the fund;
a major government investment authority on the formation of a consortium of investors and on the restructuring (into an investment fund structure) of their holding in a UK bank;
a Canadian real estate investor on the fund and partnership aspects of its acquisition and management of a 50% stake in the Harwell Science and Innovation Centre;
a Canadian real estate investor on the establishment of several multi-billion dollar joint ventures with other institutional investors, structured as investment funds, to acquire land in continental Europe;
a Dutch pension fund on several acquisitions of European Infrastructure assets and on continuation fund options for existing investments;
a Bahraini bank on its investment in a technology focussed private equity fund and participation as a co-investor in an acquisition by that fund;
a major US private equity fund manager on the funds and regulatory aspects of a multi-billion dollar take-private takeover;
a number of Singaporean REIT managers on the marketing of REITs in the UK and Europe; and
a Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund on investment in a European real estate related debt fund.