Chris Jeanes

Associate

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Chris Jeanes advises private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds and investors and on fund and acquisition terms. He has worked on a variety of fund raisings and secondary transactions, including acquisitions of large portfolios of direct and indirect interests.

Chris trained with O’Melveny. A portion of his training contract was spent in the firm’s Singapore and Hong Kong offices, where he gained experience on a range of deals including debt restructuring, capital markets, and private equity.

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Admissions

  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of England & Wales

Education

  • University of Law, LLB
  • University of Southampton, BSc Biomedical Science
  • Assisting a leading UK private equity house on a number of substantial secondary transactions, involving portfolios containing direct and indirect interests
  • Assisting a client on the raising of their third flagship pan-African fund, which closed at its US$1.1 billion cap, making it the largest Africa-focused PE fund raised to date
  • Assisting an African-focussed fund achieving its inaugural closing, with investments from several development finance institutions
  • Assisting a client on the acquisition of a Swedish technology company