Christian Iwasko is a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity group. He advises private equity sponsors on complex business transactions, including leveraged buyouts, structured equity investments, growth equity investments, distressed investments, debt and equity restructurings, complex equity platforms, management incentive plans, fund formations and GP stakes sales.
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Mr. Iwasko’s representative experience includes advising on the following:

  • TowerBrook Capital Partners
    • on the establishment of the real estate lending platform Précis Capital Partners
    • on its investment in Swissport, the global leader in airport ground services and air cargo handling
    • on its investment in the French IT consulting firm Talan 
    • on its investment in the Azzurri Group, a restaurant operator in the casual dining sector in the UK and Ireland* 
    • on the acquisition of CarTrawler, the leading B2B provider of car rental and mobility solutions to the global travel industry, from BC Partners*
    • on its acquisition of ACPS, a leading German manufacturer of tow bars for original equipment manufacturers and suppliers*
    • on its acquisition of AustroCel, an Austrian producer of high-quality viscose pulp and bio energy*
    • on its investment in Aernnova, a designer, manufacturer and supplier of aerostructures and components*
    • on its investment in GBA, a provider of end-to-end vehicle logistics services to the global automotive and shipping industries*
    • on its investment in The Learning Network, the Netherlands’ largest provider of learning materials*
    • on its investment in French child care nurseries business La Maison Bleue*
    • on its investment in Gravity Media, a UK-based provider of broadcasting equipment and solutions*
    • on the acquisition of European frozen foods business Van Geloven from Lion Capital*
    • on the acquisition of Independent Clinical Services, a leading healthcare staffing services and outsourcing provider, from Blackstone*
    • on the acquisition of aircraft interiors business AIM Altitude from LDC*
    • on the acquisition of the Metallum Group, a European leader in metals trading, recycling and logistics, from Alpha*
    • on the acquisition of a controlling stake in the Autodistribution Group, a leading distributor of aftermarket automotive parts in France, by means of a debt-for-equity restructuring of the group's obligations*
    • on the acquisition of Odlo Sports Group, a Switzerland-based designer, manufacturer and distributor of functional sportswear*
    • on the sale of Metallum to Thommen*
    • on the sale of Metallo to Aurubis*
    • on the sale of Independent Clinical Services to Onex*
    • on the sale of a majority stake in Van Geloven to McCain Foods*
    • on the sale of AIM Altitude to AVIC International Aero-Development Corporation*
    • on the sale of Autodistribution to Bain Capital*
    • on the sale of Haymarket Financial's €705 million portfolio of loans to Future Fund*
    • on the sale of the women's luxury footwear brand Jimmy Choo to Labelux*
    • on the sale of the European latex producer PolymerLatex to Yule Catto*
    • on the sale of Odlo Sports Group to Herkules Capital*
    • on the sale of a minority stake in its fund management business to Dyal
    • on the sale of a minority stake in its fund management business to Wafra*
    • on the formation of its $1.1 billion structured asset and equity investment fund, TowerBrook Structured Opportunities II*
    • on the formation of its $800 million structured asset and equity investment fund, TowerBrook Structured Opportunities*
    • on the formation of its $4.3 billion private equity fund, TowerBrook Investors V*
    • on the formation of its $3.7 billion private equity fund, TowerBrook Investors IV*
    • on the formation of its $2.8 billion private equity fund, TowerBrook Investors III*
    • on its spin-out from Soros and the formation of its $1.3 billion private equity fund, TowerBrook Investors II*
  • Apollo
    • on the acquisition of the Tragus Group, the operator of UK restaurant brands Cafe Rouge, Bella Italia, Strada and others, from Blackstone as part of the financial restructuring of the business*
    • together with TowerBrook and York, on the lender-led restructuring of the obligations of the Braas Monier group, a leading global provider of roofing products*
    • together with TowerBrook and York and their portfolio company Braas Monier, on the initial public offering of the company on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange*
    • together with Goldman Sachs and Soros, on the restructuring of the obligations of Cablecom, a leading global provider of cable television services in Switzerland*
  • Oaktree
    • on the sale of Knightsbridge Student Housing's Westbourne portfolio of student accommodation to Goldman Sachs*
    • on the acquisition of Ainscough Crane Hire, the UK's largest lifting services company, from Goldman Sachs and TPG*
    • on the acquisition of Nordenia International, a global manufacturer of specialty flexible packaging, technical films and product components*
    • on the acquisition of the European ice cream business of Roncadin*
  • KKR
    • together with TowerBrook, on their investment in OVH, a European leader in cloud infrastructure, telecommunications and web hosting services*
    • on the acquisition of the Selecta Group, Europe's largest independent vending machine operator, from Allianz*
    • on its debt and equity investment in the Italian coffee vending machine operator, Gruppo Argenta*
    • on its debt and equity investment in the Spanish pizza delivery business, Telepizza*
  • H.I.G.
    • on the sale of a minority stake in the FNZ group, a leading software provider, to General Atlantic*
    • on its investment in St. Gilgen International School in Austria*
    • on the acquisition of the Belgian metalized paper manufacturer AR Metallizing from Ackermans & van Haaren, as well as the simultaneous acquisition of the assets of Vacumet Paper in the United States from Scholle Corporation*
    • on the acquisition of Bezier, the UK's largest provider of integrated point of sale marketing services*
  • BNP Paribas
    • on the financial restructuring of Eltel, a leading Nordic electricity and telecommunications network maintenance firm*
    • on the initial public offering of Eltel on NASDAQ Stockholm*
  • Sun Capital
    • on the acquisition of Hewden, the UK’s largest specialist equipment rental company, from Finning International*
    • on the acquisition of the assets and business of Dreams, the UK’s largest beds retailer, in a pre-pack administration*
  • Bain Capital on the sale of the SigmaKalon Group, a worldwide paint and coatings producer, to PPG*
  • Francisco Partners on the sale of eFront, a leading software provider of solutions for the financial industry, to Bridgepoint*

  • Goldman Sachs, GoldenTree and Avenue on the £520 million acquisition of a portfolio of 144 travelodge hotels from Prestbury*

  • Lincolnshire on the acquisition of Fabbri Vignola, an Italian industrial group producing equipment and film products for food packaging, from IGI and the Chiarva family*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin. 

Professional Experience
Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Iwasko was most recently the Co-Head of the European Corporate and Private Equity Group at Sidley Austin LLP, where he helped to build the private equity practice in both Europe and globally. Before joining Sidley, he was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

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LL.M., 2004
University of London
J.D., 2004
Columbia University School of Law
B.S., General Physics, 1998
University of Michigan



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