CHRIS BARBUTO is a versatile M&A partner with an appetite for complex transactions. He has extensive experience working with both strategic and financial sponsor clients, on “carve-out” dispositions, joint ventures, and the corporate and transactional aspects of restructuring matters.
Chris was with General Electric Company for nine years prior to joining Sidley. During his tenure at GE, Chris had significant roles in some of GE’s most noteworthy M&A matters, including GE’s sale of its Global Plastics business to Saudi Arabia Basic Industries for US$11.6 billion. Chris spent four years with GE Capital’s Energy Financial Services business, where he handled numerous infrastructure, energy, project finance, M&A, and “clean tech” venture capital transactions.
Prior to joining GE, Chris was an associate at a large international law firm where he practiced in the areas of M&A and securities law in New York and Paris.
Chris has passed Level I of the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Program.