Christopher P. Keefe

Christopher P. Keefe is a Deputy Practice Group Leader for Nixon Peabody’s M&A and Corporate Transactions team and a member of the Private Equity Funds team. In addition, Chris leads Nixon Peabody's Big Data initiative, and is a member of the Life Sciences practice. He represents privately held companies and funds in financings, corporate counseling and mergers and acquisitions.

What do you focus on?

For twenty years, I have represented companies of all stages in the technology, consumer, life sciences and manufacturing verticals as well as the venture and private equity funds that invest in them. I also represent buyers and sellers in middle-market mergers and acquisitions, and other sophisticated clients in corporate transactions and strategic relationships. I enjoy a trusted advisor relationship with leading management teams and investors.

What do you see on the horizon?

Dealmakers will continue to enjoy a good deal environment in the near future, but a higher interest rate environment will make the deal environment harsher within the next two years. We’re helping clients plan growth strategies to help them achieve their goals before market conditions turn against them.

Representative Experience

  • Represented Haffner Family Companies on the sale of the operations and assets of fourteen of its companies to Energy North. Haffner Family Companies owned and operated retail motor fuel stations, convenience stores, propane and refined petroleum sales, storage and distribution facilities and car washes in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
  • Represented Code Red, Inc., in its acquisition by FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) (Nasdaq:FDS). Code Red provides research management technologies to the investment community, including endowments and foundations, institutional asset managers, sovereign wealth funds, pensions, and hedge funds.
  • Represented Battery Ventures in its investment in Mendix Holding B.V., a provider of cloud-based services to help companies build, integrate and deploy web and mobile applications. Founded in the Netherlands, Mendix has subsidiaries there as well as in the United States, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
  • Represented Sensata Technologies, Inc., in its acquisition of DeltaTech Controls USA, LLC, from CoActive US Holdings, Inc. DeltaTech Controls USA produces customized electronic operator controls based on magnetic position sensing technology for the construction, agriculture, motorcycle and other industries.
  • Represented Sensata Technologies, Inc., in its acquisition of Wabash Worldwide Holding Corp. and its subsidiaries. Wabash is a manufacturer of speed sensors, position sensors, fluid control actuators and ETC pedals for automotive, commercial and off-highway vehicles, with subsidiaries located in China, the UK and Mexico.
  • Represented Exinda Inc. in its Series C preferred stock offering led by funds affiliated with Greenspring Associates. Exinda is one of the world’s leading global providers of WAN optimization and network control solutions.
  • Advised Battery Ventures on its investment in Q2 Software, Inc., a CBG Holdings technology company focused on electronic banking software and services.

What New Brunswick companies should know about New England’s building sector

Opportunities NB Blog | December 15, 2017

This Q&A features Boston M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Chris Keefe and recaps his presentation about doing business in the U.S. at Greenbuild, a conference focused on sustainable building and design.


Christopher P. Keefe

Deputy Practice Group Leader, M&A and Corporate Transactions Group


Phone: 617-345-1350


Fax: 866-947-1550

University of Virginia, J.D.

American University, B.S.B.A., magna cum laude


Chris has been recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 for Corporate/M&A (Massachusetts). He has also been recognized in Chambers in previous years. In addition, Chris has been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2017 editorial for M&A/corporate and commercial—M&A: Middle-market (sub-$500m).

Christopher leads the firm’s ongoing sponsorship of the Harvard Business School Association of Boston. He is a member of the Boston and American bar associations.

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