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Christopher Shaw Print E-mail


1 January 1938



Bankers Trust Company, New York
Director, Mergers and Acquisitions


Summer Fields, Oxford Eton (Captain of School)


Henry Ansbacher Inc., New York


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


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


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


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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