Corporate Finance Partner
Chris O’Connell joined the firm as a partner in its Corporate Finance department in January 2012. Chris is responsible for the firm’s mergers and acquisitions service offering, working, in particular, with public companies and large corporates.
Chris brings over 20 years of corporate finance and advisory experience. Most recently, he was CEO and Chairman of Elkstone Capital, an international advisory and private equity business. Prior to that, Chris worked exclusively for a major real estate development group with operations in Ireland, UK, France and the USA, and was responsible for the structuring and financing of many diverse projects.
A former Director of IBI Corporate Finance, Chris was responsible for many high profile mergers, acquisitions and financings in the Irish corporate market during his tenure. Prior to his time with IBI, Chris worked with Kleinwort Benson in London and Frankfurt, where he was instrumental in establishing Kleinwort’s investment banking franchise.