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Colin Christie


Colin has broad and international experience in M&A, disposals, and capital raisings, including in a number of IPOs and follow-on offerings.

He has been active in a wide range of industrial and technology sectors, broadly defined as B2B manufacturing, technologies and services. He has completed projects and transactions in industrial technology, oil & gas technologies, capital goods, building materials, mining and mining equipment, building materials, industrial services, security technologies, speciality chemicals/ materials, marine equipment, and renewables.

He has also acted for a number of software companies in acquisitions and capital raisings, including IPOs.

His experience has been very international, often specialising in complex cross-border projects, integrating M&A and funding strategies.

He has a LLB (Hons) degree from Edinburgh University and is a member of the ICAEW.


Colin started his career in investment banking with SG Warburg in 1993, following qualification as ACA with Price Waterhouse in London. He worked in New York from 2002-2007, with UBS Investment Bank, where he was responsible for some key client relationships and involved in numerous high-profile transactions.

At predecessor firms, Colin has variously been Head of Industrials, Co-Head of European M&A, Head of Capital Goods and Head of European Software.

Over the years, Colin has acted for many clients, in recent years notably INEOS, Cape, Hamworthy, GE, 3M, Siemens, and Colfax. In recent years, Colin has also played a key role in a number of LSE IPOs, namely Polypipe, Volution and Eurocell.


Colin joined Opus in 2018, having previously been at Canaccord Genuity / Hawkpoint and UBS Investment Bank, predominantly based in London.

Opus Corporate Finance is the exclusive British partner of Mergers Alliance