Chris Houston is a Senior Advisor of Evercore Partners based in London and has 23 years of investment banking experience, focusing on transportation infrastructure, advising governments and investors on M&A, restructuring and financing in the sector.
Mr. Houston recently advised two Canadian pension funds on their £2.1 billion acquisition of High Speed 1, the UK’s only high speed rail line. He has also advised the UK government’s Department for Transport and London’s transport authority (TfL) on numerous transactions including Crossrail, the £15.9 billion underground rail link across London.
Mr. Houston was a Partner and Managing Director at Lexicon Partners, the corporate finance advisory business which was acquired by Evercore in 2011. Prior to joining Lexicon Partners in 2005, He was a Managing Director and Head of the Project Finance Advisory team at Citigroup in London. Previously he was Head of Project Finance at Schroders until 2000, when Schroders merged with Salomon Smith Barney in Europe. He has worked on transactions around the world and was resident in Asia for seven years.
Mr. Houston has a degree in History from Cambridge University.