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Chris Houston

Senior Advisor

Chris Houston is a Senior Advisor of Evercore Partners based in London and has over 27 years of investment banking experience, focusing on transportation infrastructure, advising governments and investors on M&A, restructuring and financing in the sector.

Mr. Houston has advised pension funds and other investors on the acquisition of major infrastructure assets in the UK such as NATS (the UK’s air traffic control business) and High Speed 1 (the UK’s only high speed rail line). He has also advised the UK government and London’s transport authority (TfL) on numerous transactions including the financing of Crossrail and the restructurings of Eurotunnel, London & Continental Railways, Railtrack and Metronet.

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. 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.

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Recent Transactions

  • October 2014

    Occidental Petroleum Corporation

    Advising Occidental Petroleum Corporation on the spin-off of its California oil and gas business, California Resources Corporation
  • September 2014

    Athlon Energy

    Advising Athlon Energy on its $7.1 billion sale to Encana Corporation
  • August 2014

    Tribune Media Company

    Advised Tribune Media Company on the $545 million spin-off of Tribune Publishing Company