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Christopher Glenn

Partner

Chris represents U.S. and multinational corporations in mergers, acquisitions and sales of public and private companies and their businesses and assets.

His experience includes cross-border public company mergers, private company buy-side and sell-side transactions, multi-jurisdictional asset carve-outs, as well as activist matters. He also provides counsel on takeover defense strategies and corporate governance matters.

Chris also regularly represents investment banks in connection with financial advisory assignments.

Chris has also served as the co-chair of BLAQUE, the firm’s Black attorneys’ inclusion network. BLAQUE focuses on mentoring, networking and professional development initiatives to support the recruitment and advancement of Black attorneys. He has also been involved in the firm’s pro bono program at the International Criminal Tribunal of Rwanda.

Chris started his career at the firm in 2013 and was a member of the M&A practice until 2019; he rejoined the firm in 2021.

Experience

Representative matters

Fenway Sports Group in a variety of matters, including its sale of a minority interest in Liverpool FC to Dynasty Equity, its purchase of a controlling interest in Boston Common Golf, its purchase of a controlling interest in the Pittsburgh Penguins, the extension of its partnership with LeBron James and sports executive Maverick Carter through an investment in LRMR Ventures LLC, and in ongoing general corporate matters.

Orion Resource Partners in its $221.6 million sale of a minority stake in Sweetwater Royalties to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

JetBlue Airways Corp. in its attempted acquisition of Spirit Airlines for approximately $3.8 billion following JetBlue’s hostile takeover bid for Spirit, including the “vote no” proxy campaign against Spirit’s $2.9 billion merger with Frontier Group and JetBlue’s all cash tender offer to acquire Spirit for $30 per share.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan in its sale of the assets of Meadowbrook Insurance Agency to Arthur J. Gallagher and its $740 million acquisition, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, of AmeriTrust Group, Inc. from Fosun International Limited.

Qualifications

Admissions

New York (2014)

Academic

Columbia University, B.A., 2007

Washington University in St. Louis, J.D., 2013

Disclaimer
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.