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.
For over 18 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.
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.
The Eagle-Tribune | March 25, 2015
This article highlights the sale of 14 service stations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Boston Private Clients partner Sarah Connolly and Boston M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Chris Keefe represented the Haffner family in the acquisition.
The Deal | February 09, 2015
This article notes financial data and analytics provider FactSet Research’s acquisition of privately held investment research management technology company Code Red. Boston M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Christopher Keefe and Boston M&A and Corporate Transactions associate Dustin Hawks are identified as Code Red’s legal counsel.
The Deal | July 07, 2014
This article notes that Sensata Technologies Holding will acquire DeltaTech Controls GmbH from private equity-backed CoActive Technologies Inc. for an enterprise value of $190 million. Business transactions practice group leader David Martland and partner Chris Keefe are noted as Sensata’s legal counsel.
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 2016 for Corporate/M&A(Massachusetts). He has also been recognized in Chambers in previous years.
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.