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Christian A Atwood

Boston, USA USA Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
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Private Equity: Buyouts - Massachusetts

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Christian Atwood is a popular choice for clients facing mid-market and high-end private equity transactional mandates, where his excellent track record in complex deal work comes to the fore. He also offers skills in growth equity investments.
"He's a tactician with years of experience that you'd seek and expect from a firm like Kirkland, but on top of that his bedside manner is phenomenal." "He gives advice which is understandable and executable, rather than laying out what the law says."
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Christian is an experienced and versatile counselor, well-known and sought out for his commercial acumen, creativity and bedside manner. He represents private equity funds, private companies and public companies in a wide variety of complex and strategically important business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and restructurings. Christian also advises private equity funds in growth capital investments, late-stage venture capital financings and the management of their portfolio companies, including debt and equity financings, acquisitions and liquidity events; is a key member of the Kirkland team advising private equity funds and investors on minority stake and control sale transactions, structured and preferred equity financings, and GP-led secondaries; and, in select circumstances, represents entrepreneurs and family offices who find themselves across the table from, or co-investing with, private equity funds, to provide counsel as to “market” terms and best practices in private equity-related structures and shareholder arrangements.

Christian has experience across many industries, including technology, software, healthcare, industrials, manufacturing, financial services, consumer and retail. Clients include Apollo, Clearhaven Partners, General Catalyst, Great Hill Partners, L Catterton, Nordic Capital, Silversmith Capital and Windjammer Capital.

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University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2001; Dartmouth College, A.B., 1998.

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Christian A Atwood

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