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Christopher Shaw Print E-mail


Born

1 January 1938

 

1977-1983

Bankers Trust Company, New York
Director, Mergers and Acquisitions

Educated

Summer Fields, Oxford Eton (Captain of School)

1983-1992

Henry Ansbacher Inc., New York
President

1962-1973

Times Mirror Company, Los Angeles Manager Director, New English Library,London President, Times Mirror International, Los Angeles

1992-1995

Goldman Sachs International, London & New York, Senior International Advisor,
Media and Leisure

1974-1977

Communica-Europa NV, Amsterdam Co-Chairman, Communica-Europa, Amsterdam President, Communica-Consultants, Paris

1996+

SP Merger Group Inc., London & New York


Christopher Shaw has over thirty years experience in mergers and acquisitions.  His career includes twelve years with the Times Mirror Company (Los Angeles), where he was successively Chief Executive Officer of three subsidiaries, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Times Mirror International and actively involved with the Times Mirror Acquisition Programme, with 32 companies acquired during that period.  Subsequently, he worked as a principal investor being general partner of a group including News International (Rupert Murdoch); Gannett Company; Editora de Guias; Morgan Guaranty Trust Company (now JP Morgan); American Express; and others.  During the following seven years at Bankers Trust Company, Christopher established a new Mergers and Acquisitions Department.  In 1983, he moved to the Ansbacher Group as President of Henry Ansbacher Inc, again, specialising in mergers and acquisitions.  During his time at Bankers Trust and Ansbacher; Christopher completed more than 350 transactions; and for six years his firm was placed either first or second in the annual table of transactions initiated, published by Corporate Financing Week.  The Ansbacher Group was sold to the First National Bank of South Africa in 1992; and Christopher joined Goldman Sachs as Senior International Advisor covering the media, publishing and leisure industries.  In 1996, Christopher formed SP Merger Group Inc. 

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