Christy O’Connell’s practice focuses on advising private equity sponsors, financial investors, and other corporate clients on their investments.

Christy has extensive experience in advising clients on complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, co-investments, joint ventures, exits, and other commercial transactions.

Christy joined the firm as a counsel 2022 from a major international law firm.

notable experiences

  • Warburg Pincus and Infinite Electronics, Inc. on the acquisition of Bulgin Ltd, a UK-based developer and manufacturer of connectors and related components for harsh-environment applications, from Equistone Partners Europe

  • TPG Capital funds on co-investment arrangements relating to a majority investment in iNova Pharmaceuticals, a leading independent consumer healthcare & medicine products business in the Asia-Pacific region

  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in its partnership with Macquarie’s Corio Generation for the development of a global portfolio of offshore wind assets.

  • Equitix in its significant minority investment in Viridor Energy alongside KKR Infrastructure and related transactions.

  • A financial investor in connection with the carve-out of Lloyd’s Register’s Business Assurance & Inspection Services division (LRQA).

  • Brookfield, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, and StepStone in their acquisition of a combined total stake of 50% in Scotia Gas Networks from SSE plc and ADIA.

  • The consortium comprised of TowerBrook and Warburg Pincus in its recommended public offer for the AA.

  • Sovereign-related entities in certain strategic investments.

  • Carlyle in its recommended public offer for Harwood Wealth Management Group.

  • Cerberus in its acquisition of Worldwide Flight Services from Platinum Equity.

  • Carlyle in its acquisition of Praesidiad from CVC.

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