Christopher Bourne

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Saint James Avenue 120
Boston 02116 MA US

Christopher D. Bourne is a corporate attorney in the Boston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Mr. Bourne’s practice focuses on a variety of complex corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, equity investments, corporate reorganizations and general corporate matters for private equity clients and their portfolio companies.


  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2013
  • Dean’s List
  • Business Law Association, Secretary (2010–2012)
  • Suffolk University – Sawyer Business School, MBA, 2013
  • Northeastern University, B.A., Political Science & Psychology; Business Minor, cum laude, 2009

Admission :

  • 2017, New York
  • 2013, Massachusetts

Clerkship : Judicial Extern to Magistrate Judge Brian A. Tsuchida, United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

Representative Matters:

  • ABRY Partners in its investment in AdSwerve.
  • Cerberus Capital Management in its pending acquisition of the Subsea Communications business of TE Connectivity Ltd.
  • Summit Partners in its acquisition of Teaching Strategies from L Squared Capital Partners.
  • Windjammer Capital Investors in its acquisition of Rowmark LLC from Bertram Capital.

Prior to joining Kirkland, Mr. Bourne was involved in the following representations:

  • Housatonic Partners in its acquisition of FIMC.
  • Housatonic Partners in its sale of Fastener Distribution Holdings to Audax Group.
  • Housatonic Partners in its acquisition of Universal Gaming Group.
  • Caterpillar Venture Capital in its minority investment in busybusy.
  • Private automotive technology company in connection with its recapitalization and convertible debt offering.
  • FFCM, LLC in connection with its recapitalization and the sale of a majority interest to AGF Management Limited.

Memberships & Affiliations : Boston Bar Association


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