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Christopher Glenn


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.


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.

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. in various transactional matters, including its $13.1 billion merger with Black Knight, Inc.

General Electric Company in various transactional matters, including its $32 billion merger of GE’s Oil and Gas business with Baker Hughes Incorporated and its $630 million sale of MRA Systems to ST Engineering.

TELUS International (Cda) Inc. in its $1.225 billion acquisition of WillowTree.

Boston Scientific in various transactional matters, including its acquisition of Baylis Medical Company, a privately held Canadian company.

EQT Mid Market US GP B.V. in its acquisition of Innovyze, Inc. from Stantec Inc.

Dassault Systèmes S.E. in its acquisition of Exa Corporation and its acquisition of a majority stake in Centric Software.

Indian Hotels Company, a division of the Tata Group, in the sale of its interest in the Taj Boston Hotel to AS Holdings LLC.

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. in connection with its $1.6 billion cash and stock public company acquisition of Metaldyne Performance Group Inc.

Dow Chemical in its $5 billion Reverse Morris Trust transaction with Olin for the Chlor-Alkali and Derivatives business.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch when acting as financial advisor, including as financial advisor to Time Inc. on its $2.8 billion sale to The Meredith Corporation.

Citigroup Global Markets Inc. when acting as financial advisor, including as financial advisor to Analogic Corporation on its $1.1 billion acquisition by an affiliate of Altaris Capital Partners.

PJT Partners when acting as financial advisor, including as financial advisor to Dynegy Inc. in connection with its merger with Vistra Energy.

Barclays Capital Inc. when acting as financial advisor, including as financial advisor to Tenneco on its $5.4 billion purchase of Federal-Mogul from Icahn Enterprises.



New York (2014)


Columbia University, B.A., 2007

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

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.